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Letters from U.S. Senators regarding the "Telepost Bill" of 1910

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3730

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters from three U.S. Senators from Alabama to constituents in 1910 regarding the "Telepost Bill" before the 61st Congress. The senators are John Hollis Bankhead, Oscar W. Underwood, and Stanley Hubert Dent.

Dates

  • 1910

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Incorporated in Maine in 1907, the Telepost Company was an independent telegraph company using the rapid system of telegraphy invented by Patrick B. Delaney. The company operated between Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville and other cities in the west. Rates were a quarter for 25 words and a nickel for each additional 10 words when the message was delivered by messenger; and 50 words for a quarter when the message was sent by wire and delivered to the post office in a sealed envelop. That's how they came up with the name "Telepost"....Telegraph and Post Office.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (5 letters)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters from three U.S. Senators from Alabama to constituents in 1910 regarding the "Telepost Bill" before the 61st Congress.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Letters from U.S. Senators regarding the "Telepost Bill" of 1910
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
July 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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