Brief historical account of the printing telegraph system.
Essay on how solar flares crippled communications during the 19th century.
Full text of Alexander Jones. 1852 publication.
Article by Jim Thompson, a retired San Francisco Railway telegrapher.
History of the telegram since 1844 transmitted by morse or teleprinter.
An interactive historical and pictorial review of telegraph and wireless telegraph keys. Included is a comprehensive listing of the manufacturers actively building equipment and keys during the spark-era of radio.
Traces the history of undersea cable communications, from the first telegraph cables used in 1850 to the fiber optic cables used today for the Internet.
Image reproduction of a book by Bern Dibner, published by the Burndy Library.
The entire 19th century book by Franklin Pope is viewable at this site. This was the standard reference book used by the U.S. Signal Service.
Information and documents about Edison's life and career including his years as a telegrapher and inventions in the field of telegraphy.