Records created and used by the Irish Submarine Telegraph Company

Scope and Content

This collection consists of legal records relating to the foundation of the Irish Submarine Telegraph Company.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Irish Submarine Telegraph Company was founded in 1852 by Royal Charter. Its purpose was to establish electric telegraph communications between Britain and Ireland. It was formed by David Montagu Erskine, Edward Hoare and George Lathom Browne.

It is unclear whether this company was operational.


This collection has been arranged by business function.

Access Information

Available for research at BT Archives, see

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred by the Post Office Archives between 1 June 1991 and 30 April 1992.

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