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Guide to the Letters from U.S. Senators regarding the "Telepost Bill" of 1910 mss.3730

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

July 2013

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

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Collection Title:

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

Unit ID:

mss.3730

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (5 letters)

Dates:

1910

Abstract:

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

creator

Bankhead, John Hollis, 1842-1920

creator

Dent, Stanley H., 1869-1938, Stanley Hubert

creator

Underwood, Oscar W., 1862-1929, Oscar Wilder

Scope and Contents note

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.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Preferred Citation:

Letters from U.S. Senators regarding the "Telepost Bill" of 1910, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

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Source(s)

Telepost Company. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama--Politics and government (lcsh)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Letters Box SC0088 Folder 3730.01