A Guide to the Cyrus W. Field Cable Section and Letter, 1858 Field, Cyrus W. Cable Section and Letter Ms1989-053

Cyrus W. Field Cable Section and Letter, 1858

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1989-053


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Collection Number
Cyrus W. Field Cable Section and Letter, 1858
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder

Please note: The current finding aid includes only minimal description of the collection. If you have questions, please contact Special Collections (specref@vt.edu) for more information.

Scope and Content

4'5 section of a cable cut from the unsuccessful attempt led by Field in 1858 to link a telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Includes a copy of a letter by Field verifying the authenticity of the section.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Science and Technology