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First telegraph line across the continent : Charles Brown's 1861 diary

Author: Charles H Brown; Dennis N Mihelich; James E Potter
Publisher: Lincoln : Nebraska State Historical Society Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Charles H. Brown became Edward Creighton's assistant in 1861, working on the transcontinental telegraph line. His diary begins on June 18, 1861, the first entry describing Brown's departure from Fort Kearny, Nebraska. The final entry is dated August 9, 1861.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Diaries
Named Person: Charles H Brown; Edward Creighton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles H Brown; Dennis N Mihelich; James E Potter
ISBN: 9780933307322 0933307322
OCLC Number: 748279944
Notes: "Brown's diary is published with the permission of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.)"--Title page verso.
Description: 133 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue / Dennis N. Mihelich --
"What hath God wrought!": the evolution of telegraphy --
Editorial procedures --
Charles Brown's diary --
Epilogue / Dennis N. Mihelich --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis N. Mihelich and James E. Potter.

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Charles H. Brown became Edward Creighton's assistant in 1861, working on the transcontinental telegraph line. His diary begins on June 18, 1861, the first entry describing Brown's departure from Fort Kearny, Nebraska. The final entry is dated August 9, 1861.

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