Telegrams Book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR14/69/5
  • Dates of Creation
      1897-1907
  • Physical Description
      14 x 23.5 cm (landscape), 1 vol., board covers.

Scope and Content

Triplicate telegrams book, printed by W.H. Hayden & Co. of London, containing copies of 100 numbered telegrams sent out from the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham. The book produced three copies of each telegram: the top copy was to be torn out and sent to the telegraph office, the second copy was to be sent by post to the correspondent as a confirmation, and the third was to remain in the book for reference. In fact all the confirmation forms appear to be present. The second and third copies were obtained by placing a sheet of two-sided carbonic paper between the confirmation form and the blank or third leaf.