Records of the Western Telegraph Company, comprising letter books, 1883-1949; staff lists including European staff books, 1910-1930, and Rio staff list, 1899.
Western Telegraph Company Records
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- ReferenceGB 103 WTC
- Dates of Creation1883-1949
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description14 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This company operated services over most of Latin America, including Brazil. It absorbed a number of smaller companies. In 1929 the Western Telegraph Company and the Eastern Telegraph Company amalgamated to form Cable and Wireless Ltd.
The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Deposited in July 1965.
Other Finding Aids
A list is available on the online catalogue. See also 'A Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles', ed Peter Walne (Oxford University Press, London, 1973).
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