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Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892


Biographical Note

Cyrus West Field (1819-1892) co-founded the Atlantic Telegraph Company, which laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858. It failed after three weeks, but the company laid another, more successful cable in 1866.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cyrus W. Field Cable Section and Letter

Identifier: Ms-1989-053

Section (4.5 in.) cut from first (1858) trans-Atlantic telegraph cable, accompanied by a photocopied letter of authenticity from Cyrus West Field, co-founder of Atlantic Telegraph Company.

Dates: 1858