Heroes of the Telegraph

Produced by An Anonymous Volunteer, and David Widger

HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPH

By J. Munro

Author Of ‘Electricity And Its Uses,’ Pioneers Of Electricity,’ ‘The Wire And The Wave’; And Joint Author Of ‘Munro And Jamieson’s Pocket-Book Of Electrical Rules And Tables.’

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PREFACE.

The present work is in some respects a sequel to the PIONEERS OF ELECTRICITY, and it deals with the lives and principal achievements of those distinguished men to whom we are indebted for the introduction of the electric telegraph and telephone, as well as other marvels of electric science.