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Book - Samuel F.B. Morse, 'Processes in Telegraphy', 1867 Reg. No: HT 2502
- Processes in Telegraphy by Samuel F.B. Morse, United States Commissioner to the Paris Universal Exposition, 1867.
Book has handwritten inscription by Samuel Morse and signature of Samuel McGowan.
Samuel McGowan, a Canadian immigrant, was responsible for establishing the first telegraph line in the Southern Hemisphere between Williamstown and Melbourne. The first public transmission was on 3 March 1854.
The book is supplied by the donor, who is a descendant of McGowan. The frontispiece of the book has inscribed on it ?With the compliments of the author?. There is a pencilled marking on the inside of the front cover that is illegible.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms. Trish Rowland, 2004
|Dimensions:||1.2 cm (Height), 15.4 cm (Width), 23.4 cm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Description of Morse Book donated to Museum Victoria, Samuel McGowan's Telegraphic Railway Warning Device, Obituaries for Samuel Walker McGowan, The Carrington Event and the Electric Telegraph in Victoria, Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Tertiary Classification:||reference materials|
|Inscriptions:||Front cover: PARIS UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION 1867/PROCESSES IN TELEGRAPHY/BY/SAMUEL F.B. MORSE, L.L.D./UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER.|
|Past Owner:||Samuel McGowan, Victoria, Australia|
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