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Morse telegraph register Western Union Telegraph Company Records
1820-1995

400 cubic feet
by Robert S. Harding and Alison Oswald

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C;. archivescenter@si.edu; 202-633-3270; www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives
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SERIES 2: SUBSIDIARIES OF WESTERN UNION, 1844-1986

Box Folder Description
8 1 Telegraph Companies of the Western Union System of 1914
8
O/S Fldr. 15
O/S Fldr. 18
2 Chart of constituent companies owned by Western Union, 1844-1900
Alphabetical index to some subsidiary companies, undated
8
O/S Fldr. 18
3-4 Diagrammatic chart of Western Union as of December 31, 1914 showing development of company through acquisition of properties. (Check reports for various telegraph companies, 1890s)
  5 Adirondack Telegraph Co.
  6-8 The Adirondack, Lake George and Saratoga Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1887-January 1916
Minutes of Directors, April-October 1916
Record of Examination, 1914
Incorporation Records, 1887
Dissolution Papers, 1915-1917
Correspondence, 1887-1916
8 9-10 Adirondack Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1885-February 1909
9 1-2 Annual meeting notes, March 1914-February 1915
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June-September 1916
  3 Albany, Springfield and Boston Dist. Telephone Co.
Incorporation, 1914
  3 Allegheny Valley Telegraph Co.
Charter/Incorporation, 1914
    Alta California Telegraph Co.
Incorporation, 1914
    The American Cable Construction Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January-October 1881
Minutes of Stockholders, January 1881-May 1881
Contract, 1881
Notice of Dissolution, 1884
10   American District Telegraph Co.
List of States incorporated, 1915
Certificate of organization, State of CT., 1887
Tariff Book, 1934
10, 12   American District Telegraph Co./Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Pennsylvania
Messenger Record, Nov. 1874-April 1878
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1878-May 1892
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders September 1892-May 1939
10   American and Mexican Co., 1861
    American Private Lines, Chicago
Agreement and Correspondence w/ Western Union Telegraph Company, 1871
Contract for private lines for Gold and Stock Telegraph Co., 1871-72
    American Rapid Telegraph Company/Bankers and Merchants Telegraph Co. Location, description of pole diagrams, sketches, and mileage. 1885
    American Rapid Telegraph Co. of New Jersey
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1880-December 1886
Articles of Incorporation, 1880
    American Rapid Telegraph Co. Of New York
Certificates of Incorporation, 1881, 1887
Booklets, 1879
130   The American Rapid Telegraph Co. of Ohio
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1882-January 1885
11   American Rapid Telegraph Co. of Pennsylvania
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1880-February 1885
11   American Saddle Co., 1905
11,
130
  American Speaking Telephone Co.
Minutes of Directors, Stockholders, and Executive Committee,
Nov. 1877-April 1883
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1890-August 1914
Stock Ledger, March 1880-October 1909
Stock Transfer Book, January 1882-October 1908
13, 14, 130, 130A   American Telegraph Co.
Stock Ledger, August 1885-March 1887
Stock Ledger, June 1898-January 1901
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1859-May 1861
Minutes of Directors, August 1861-January 1866
Minutes of Executive Committee, October 1859-January 1861
Minutes of Committee on Expenditures, June 1862-January 1866
Minutes of Stockholders, January 1866-October 1921
Charter and By-Laws, 1861 and 1874
Synopsis Consolidation Agreement, 1866
Statistics of American Telegraph Co.
Answer and Remonstrance of American Telegraph, 1858
Tariff Book, 1864
Engineers Reports, January 27, 1864
Engineers Reports, January 26, 1865
Engineers Reports, October 31, 1865
Misc. Documents
Documents given by B. Hunt Smith
American Telegraph Co. Employee Photograph Album, 1863
14A   Marine Observatory Log of American Telegraph Company, 1868-1871
15   American Telegraph Co. of Connecticut
Correspondence re incorporation, 1914
    American Telegraph Co. of Maryland
Correspondence, 1913
    American Telegraph Co. of Michigan
Correspondence, 1871
Maps
Receipts
    American Telegraph Co. of New Hampshire
Correspondence, 1914
    American Telegraph Co. of New Jersey
Securities agreements, 1917-19
Dissolution, 1921
    American Telegraph and Cable Co.
Certificate of Assoc., 1881
Agreement, May 1882
Agreement, November 1883
Correspondence, General, 1882-1929
Correspondence, Taxes, 1923
Correspondence, Landing Cable in Canada, 1882 (fragile)
Correspondence, Siemen Bros., 1880
Correspondence, Atlantic Cable, 1928-1939
Correspondence, Western Union Telegraph Company Purchase Assets, 1930-1931
Certificate of Extension of Corporate Existence, 1929
Senate Debate Bill, 1882
Letters to Stockholders, 1923
Coney Island and Canso Cable, 1912
16   American Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Annual Report, 1909
Boston Evening Transcript, 15 April 1911
Rehearing and Review of Orders of the Federal Communications Commission (by S. Whitney Landon, 1935-1936 Legal Dept.)
[Index in Folder 10]
Telegraph Code Book, 1913
Report of Atty. General, 1911
    The American Union Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Executive Committee, Nov. 1879-May 1881
17   American Union Telegraph Co. of the City of Baltimore
Incorporation papers, 1879
    American Union Telegraph Co. of Illinois
Incorporation papers, 1879-1882
    American Union Telegraph Co. of Indiana
Articles of Association, 1879
    American Union Telegraph Co. of Louisiana
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1880-January 1881
By-Laws
Acceptance letters, 1890
    American Union Telegraph Co. of Missouri
Charter, 1979
17, 17A   American Union Telegraph Co. of New Jersey
Minutes of Stockholders and Directors, June 1879-July 1928
Minutes of Stockholders and Directors, March 1929-July 1978
Minutes of Stockholders and Directors, March 1929-July 1978
Act of Incorporation, 1879
Resolution re Lease
Certificate of Agent
Certificate of Extension of Corp. Powers, 1931
Proceedings of AUTC, NJ
18   American Union Telegraph Co. of New York
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May-June 1879
Articles of Association, 1848
Certificate of Incorporation, 1879
Amended certificate of Incorporation, 1879
Acceptance of Act of Congress, 1866
Misc. Documents
Agreement with Jay Gould
NY Supreme Court Hatch vs.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Minutes of Stockholders, 1879-1914
18   American Union Telegraph Co. of Ohio
Act of Incorporation, 1883
19   American Union Telegraph Co. of Pennsylvania
Minutes of Stockholders and Directors, Sep. 1879-Sep.1978
Charter, 1879
By-Laws, 1879
Act of Incorporation, 1879
Graham's Incorporation Argument, 1879
Resolution, 1897
Act to Prohibit Foreign Corps doing business in PA, 1879
20   Anderson and Walhalla Telegraph Co.
Correspondence, 1872
    Annapolis Telegraph Co.
Articles of Association, 1875
Correspondence, 1913
    Anson and Skowhegan Telegraph Co. (Maine)
Correspondence, 1914
    Arizona Line
Construction of government line 1871-1872
    Arizona Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re: incorporation, 1914
    Arkansas Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1885-Sep. 1886
Correspondence re date of incorporation (1870) and take over (1887)
    The Associated Companies [see The Mackay Companies]
    Atlantic Lake and Mississippi Telegraph Co.
Pamphlets
20,
137
  Atlantic and Ohio Telegraph Co.
Stock Ledger A, July 1848-April 1900
Stockholder Meeting Minutes, 1847-49
Incorporation and By-Laws, 1859
Lease agreement, 1864
Data sheet, 1952
Correspondence, 1952, 1959
20   Atlantic and Pacific States Telegraph Co.
Incorporation papers
20-22A   Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Co.
Incorporation, 1868
Stocks, n.d.
Earning receipt
Combined receipts year ending 1875-1877
Comparison of business, 1877
Memoranda, n.d.
Certificate of Vose and McDaniel (as to destruction of mortgage book) and Affidavit of Nelson, 1873
Dispatch? 1877
Memorandum, 1877
Annual Report, 1873
List of Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company Offices, 1880
Report of the Annual Meeting, 1874
Annual Report of Vice Pres., 1873
Annual Report of Executive Manager, 1873
Annual Report of President, 1876 (2 copies)
Annual Report Memo, 1877 and 1878
Letter to Stockholders, 1874
Annual Report of President, 1877
By-Laws, 1866
Circular to Stockholders, December 1871
Circular to Stockholders, October 1871
To Businessmen, Capitalists and Al Seeking
Investments, 1868
Executive Offices of Atlantic, Pacific, and Franklin and Southern and Atlantic, 1873
Incorporation of companies owned by A and P Telegraph Co., 1882
Supreme Court of NY, Complaint, 1871
The Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Co. What is it Worth? 1877
Agreement with WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY, February 1881
Supplemental Agreement, February 1881
Agreement, February 3, 1881
Agreement, January 1881
Act of Congress, July 1866
Pooling Agreement, 1877
Letter from president, February 1881
Letter re property rights, 1881
Stockholder Ratification Agreement, 1878
List of Stockholders, 1881
Advertisement
Tariffs and Rules book, 1877 (2 copies)
20-22A   Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Co.
Assent to Agreement, January 1881
Vote of Shareholders, 1876
Certificate of Incorporation, 1865
Articles of Incorporation,
Memo, 1917
Agreement between Committees, 1877
Declaration of Trust, 1874
Stockholders Resolution, 1866
Written assent? To the Supplemental Agreement, 2/1881
List of Important papers turned over to various officers
List of Contracts
Rights of Way
Proxies
Certificate of Chairman of Stockholders Mtg.
Agreement, 1881
Minutes of Executive Committee, October 1866-December 1872 Minutes of Executive Committee, January 1873-March 1878
Minutes of Stockholders and Trustees, December 1865-May 1875 Minutes of Stockholders and Trustees, April 1889-April 1933
Minutes of Stockholders and Trustees, August 1875-April 1888
    Atlantic Telegraph Co., 1859-194?
    The Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Co. of Missouri
Minutes of Corporations, December 1876-January 1877
Minutes of Directors Meeting, 1877
By-Laws, 1877
Articles of Association
Articles of Incorporation
Letter of Acceptance, 1866
Shares, 1877
Correspondence, 1903
    Automatic Telegraph Co.
Incorporation Papers, 1881
Circulars
Letters
23   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co.
Purchase and Increase of Capital Stock, 1887
By-Laws, 1885
List of Offices, 1884
Draft of Proposed Contract
Agreement, 1884
Book of Rules
By-Laws, 1885
Statement of receipts and Expenses, 1887
24   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Baltimore City
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1885-October 1908
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1909-October 1927
23   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Baltimore County
Organization
24   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Illinois
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1879-May 1889 Correspondence, May 1889, accompanying above minutes
    Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Indiana
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1885-December 1888
25   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Louisiana
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1884-June 1889 Administrative files, June 1889, accompanying above minutes
23, 25   The Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Massachusetts
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1884-December 1888
Correspondence re: incorporation
25   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Missouri
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1881-December 1888
23   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of New Jersey
Articles of Incorporation
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1882-December 1888?
26   The Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of New York
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1882-December 1888
26, 23   The Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Ohio
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1887-Nov. 1888 Correspondence re: incorporation
26   The Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Pennsylvania
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1886-May 1889 Correspondence, October 1910, accompanying above minutes
26   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Rhode Island
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1887-December 1888
23   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Tennessee
Correspondence re: Charter
23, 26   Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co. of Texas
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1884-December 1888
Information re incorporation
23   Bankers and Brokers Telegraph Co.
Incorporation Papers, 1848
Correspondence re incorporation, 1914
Inventory of Property, 1871
Laws of Maryland, 1865
Lease, 1871
Lease, 1878
Memorandum, 1903
Report of President, 1873
    Bankers and Brokers Telegraph Co. of Maryland
Incorporation papers, 1871
    Bankers and Brokers Telegraph Co. of Pennsylvania
Incorporation, 1864
    Bankers and Merchants Telegraph Co.
Report of President, 1884
    Bankers and Merchants Telegraph Co. of New Jersey
Incorporation papers, 1875
    Bardstown Telegraph Co.
Proposed contract, 1880
    Bar Harbor Telegraph Co. (Also Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Telegraph Co.)
Letter re sale, 1915
Purchase, 1883
    Bay State Telegraph Co.
Letter re incorporation
    Bell Telephone Co.
Annual Report, 1879
Circular of Bell Telephone Co. of Buffalo
    Bell Telephone Co of Canada
Correspondence re: issue of bonds
    Bering Strait Telegraph Line (see Extension Line)
    Board of Trade Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re removal of poles and map
23   Boston and Cape Cod Marine Telegraph Co.
Charter
    Boston and New York Printing Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re incorporation
    Boston and Rutland Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Boston and Vermont Telegraph Co.
Charter, 1849
    Branch Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re no incorporation
    Brooklyn District Telegraph Co.
Memo re number of shares
    Caldwell and Bolton Lines
(See Adirondack, Lake George and Saratoga Telegraph Co.)
27, 23, 28   California State Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1852-February 1874
Receipts and Expenses, 1853-60
Receipts, 1854-62
Correspondence, leases, agreement, By-Laws, 1852-61
Copy of Lease, 1867
Map of Lines
Law, 1860
Rights of Way to Shasta Dam, 1957
29   California and Oregon Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    California Telegraph Co.
Incorporation papers, 1914
29   Cape Ann Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Cape Cod Telegraph Co.
Charter, 1855
By-Laws,
Pamphlet to ship owners, 1856
    Catskill, Cairo and Windham Telegraph Co.
Transfer of Stock
    Central and South American Telegraph Company (Mexico)
Contracts and correspondence, 1882-1908
    Central Union Telegraph Co.
Articles of Assoc., 1866
Contract, 1879
List of Stockholders
Minutes of Board of Directors, January 1866-July 1881
    Cheyenne, Boulder and Denver Telegraph Co.
Articles of Association
    Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway
Rule Books, 1889
    Chicago and Milwaukee Telegraph Co.
Charter
    Chicago and Mississippi Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1855-September 1908 Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, September 1909-September 1916
Correspondence
30   Chicago and Northwestern Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1884-February 1903 Administrative files, January-February 1905, accompanying above minutes
By-Laws
Charter
Misc. Correspondence
List of Bond holders
Reorganization of the company
    Chicago and St. Paul Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1905-July 1908
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1909-October 1954
Articles of Assoc.
Deed in Foreclosure
Agreement, 1905
Correspondence, 1905-1907
31   Cincinnati and Eastern Telegraph Co.
Articles of incorporation
    Cincinnati and St. Louis Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Cleveland and Cincinnati Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1850-January 1903 Legal papers, 1856-1893
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1910-October 1954
    Cleveland Telegraph Co.
Memo re grain and ticker service in Chicago
    Collins Overland Route/Telegraph Line (Russian Extension)
History
Misc. Papers
British Columbia Party
Russian American Division
Misc. Notes
Misc. Accounts and receipts
Resolution of Board of Directors, 1866
Correspondence
List of articles sold, 1872
Trials and Tribulations in Russia, 1868 and 1871
Re property in Siberia, 1872
Statement of Origin, Organization and Progress, 1866
    The Colorado Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.
[see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Colorado)]
32   Colusa Lake and Mendocino Telegraph Co.
Proposed agreement, 1875
    Commercial Cable Co., (World's Columbian Exposition pamphlet, 1893)
    Commercial Printing Telegraph Co.
Papers re organization
    Commercial Telegraph Co. of Massachusetts
Charter, 1852
    Commercial Telegraph of New York
Certificate of Incorporation, 1872
Amended certificate of Incorporation, 1873
Articles of Association, 1872
Correspondence, ca. 1884
    Commercial Telephone Co.
History, 1879-1880
138   Continental Telegraph Co. [see Continental Telegraph Co. (New York)]
Lease to Western Union Telegraph Co., 1882
Misc. Circulars
Deed and papers re conveyance lines, 1912
    Continental Telegraph Co. of Baltimore City
Journal, December 1879-July 1881
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1879-October 1901
Minutes and correspondence, 1879-1902
Misc. Papers
33   Continental Telegraph Co. (New York)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1877-November 1925
Minutes of Executive Committee, December 1877-March 1878
Minutes of Directors and Executive Committee, December 1877-December 1878
Meeting notes and correspondence, 1878
Journal, July 1878-August 1893
34   The Continental Telegraph Co. of Pennsylvania
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1878-February 1913
Charter,
Misc. Correspondence
    The Cumberland and Maurice River Telegraph Co.
Stock Transfer Book, April 1887-May 1906
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, November 1881-May 1908 Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1909-May 1935
Certificate of Assoc. 1881
34   Darien Telegraph Co.
Papers re purchase of line, 1872
35   Delaware River Telegraph Co.
Stock Ledger, January 1876-June 1902
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1865-May 1900
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1901-May 1908
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1909-April 1941
Charter
Synopsis of lease
Sketch of line
Dissolution of Misc. Papers
Newspaper notices of annual meetings, 1865
36   Domestic Telegraph Co. of Baltimore City
Certificate of Incorporation, 1876
    Domestic Telegraph Co. of New York
Papers re incorporation of 1874
Agreement, 1882
    Dominican Telegraph System
    Dominion Telegraph Co.
Acts of Parliament [minutes], April 1871-May 1879
Annual Reports, 1884-1901
Charter, 1849
Miscellaneous Papers
    Dutchess and Columbia Telegraph Co.
Letter, 1917
    East Tennessee Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1869-May 1908 Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1909-December 1952
37   Eastern Telegraph Co. (Maine)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1881-December 1906 Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1906-December 1909 (with correspondence)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1912-June 1916
Charter, 1848
Indenture, 1869
Capital Stock, 1883
Correspondence
37   Eastern Telegraph Co. of Pennsylvania
Charter, 1866
    East India Telegraph Co.
Pamphlet, 1868
    Eastport Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Edison Mutual Telegraph Co.
Articles of Incorporation, 1882
38   Empire and Bay States Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1885-July 1889 Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1891-August 1951
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1952-September 1985
Agreements, 1890
Lease to Western Union, 1890
Agreement with Wendell Goodwin, 1890
Minutes of Stockholders Meeting, 1890
Charter Documents
Contract, 1938
Supplemental Agreement, 1953
Agreement, 11/8/1889
Agreement, 5/1/1889
Articles of Association
Misc. Correspondence
Old papers from Col. Chandler's files
37   Empire Telegraph Co.
Certificate of Association, 1879
    Erie County Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1891-March 1908
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1909-March 1916
Minutes and correspondence, March-June 1916
Meeting of Directors, 1875
Memo, 1877
Certificate of Election of Directors, 1872
Agreement
Incorporation, 1870
39   Erie and Michigan Telegraph Co.
Articles of Agreement and Association
    Erie Telegraph and Telephone Co.
    Eureka and Palisades Line
    Evansville and Wabash Telegraph Co.
Draft of Agreement
Stock Ledger, April 1852-July 1869
    Extension Line
Minutes of Directors and Executive Committee (with separate index) May 1863-June 1866
    Fall River and Newport Telegraph Co.
Papers of incorporation
    Fayetteville and Lumberton Telegraph Co.
Description of company
Papers of incorporation
    Federal Telegraph Co.
Memo, 1918
    Franklin Telegraph Co.
Stock Transfer Book, December 1865-October 1869
Stock Ledger, January 1870-May 1876
Records, 1867-1871, accompanying above stock ledger
40   Franklin Telegraph Co. of Baltimore City
Lease, 1875
Lease, 5/11/1872
By-laws
Incorporation, 1872
Lease, 5/18/1872
Act of Incorporation
Lease, 4/30/1872
41   Frederickton and St. John Telegraph Co.
Synopsis of Lease, 1857
    French Telegraph Cable Co.
    Glens Falls and Lake George Telegraph Co.
Contract, 1880
    Globe Telegraph Co.
Cable Rates
    Gloversville, Johnstown and Fonda Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re incorporation
41-45
131
134
139
822
 

The Gold and Stock Telegraph Co.
By-Laws, 1871, 1935-1944; 1973
Correspondence, 1936-1949; 1954, 1958-1960; 1966; 1970-1973; 1977-1979
New York Accounts, 1903
Re requests for annual reports, 1965-1968
Notice of Annual Meeting, 1936-1979
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, September 1867-September 1870
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1929-May 1954
Minutes of Stockholders, September 1868-September 1881
Minutes of Board of Directors, October 1870-September 1879
Minutes of Board of Directors, Extracts, 26 September 1945
Minutes of Executive Committee, October 1871-Sep. 1878
Minutes of Executive Committee, Sep.1878-Sep. 1880
Minutes of Executive Committee, Sep. 1880-June 1882
Minutes of Expenditures and Finance Committee, December 1878-August 1, 1879
Stock Ledger "C," April 1880-April 1900
Stock Transfer Book, June 1892-December 1908
Certificate of Extension of Corporate Existence, 10 August 1917
Lease Amendment (to a net rental basis), 1958
Liquidation, 1955-1956,1966; 1944-1966; 1944-1957; 1937-1942
Merger Agreement with Western Union Telegraph Company, 24 October 1980
Securities and Exchange Comm.-Application for Registration, May 1935
George B. Scott memo book, 1891-1910 (includes correspondence)
Papers re incorporation
Misc. Papers
Increase in Capital Stock
Agreement and Consent of Stockholders
Schedules attached to lease, 1881
New York Circuits, List of Subscribers, 1875
Agreements
Certificates to increase capital stock
Agreement, 1879
Agreement, 1871
Bonds for Lost Certificates
Transfer of Prorated Stock, 1871
Resolution, 1878
Letter, 3/18/1884
Stockholder and Director Minutes, 1879-1927
Stockholder and Director Minutes, 1928-1980
By-Laws
Treasurer's Bonds, 1868 and 1878
Stock Ledger, 1882-1891

46   Gore Underground Wire Co.
Act to Incorporate, 1882
    Great Eastern Telephone Co.
Circular
    Great Northwestern Telegraph Co.
Act to incorporate, 1880
Memo to Executive Committee, 1903
Memo of Gross Revenue, 1886-1887
Contract with Canadian Northern Telegraph Co.
    Great Western Telegraph Co.
Lease, 1876
Correspondence re incorporation
Map
Newspaper clippings
Correspondence, 1875
    Greenville and Vicksburg Telegraph Co.
Misc. Correspondence
    The Grinnell and Montezuma Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Nov. 1875-February 1880
46   Hammondsport Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re incorporation
    Hammondsport and Bath Telegraph Co.
Agreement, 1875
Bill of Sale, 1875
    Hanover Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Harmonic Telegraph Co.
Agreement/Contract, 1879
    Hartford, New Britain and Meriden Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Havana District Telegraph Co.
List of Stockholders, August 1904-January 1914
46, 47   Hawkeye Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1869-Sep. 1881
Stock Transfer Book, January 1880-May 1898
Agreement, 1871
Map
Agreement, 1869
Contract, 1869
Correspondence re incorporation
47   Houlton Line
Lease, 1879
Agreement, 1875
Correspondence, 1874
Lease, 1875
Correspondence, 1914
    Houses Printing Telegraph Co.
Tariff Book, 1851
Pamphlet, nod. (2 copies)
Legal opinions, 1849
Map, 1855
    Illinois Central Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re incorporation, 1914
47   The Illinois and Mississippi Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1913-January 1917
Papers re: dissolution, 1917
Financial schedules, 1916
Correspondence, 1850-51; 1914-17
Shareholders, 1916
Receipts, 1851
Telegrams, 1858
Agreement w/WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY, 1867
Petition to State of Illinois, 1916
List of cancelled stock certificates, 1917
Order of Public Utilities Commission of Illinois, 1917
Stockholder Meeting Minutes, 1917
Stock purchased by WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY, 1916
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY offer to purchase stock, 1916
Financial statement, 1916
IRS/Treasury Dept., 1914
Notice of dissolution, 1917
Contract w/Western Union Telegraph Company, 1867
Articles of association
Receipt for Western Union Telegraph Company asset purchase, 1917
    Independent Line of Telegraph Co.
Laws of Maryland, 1864
Certificate of Formation, 1861
Record of Organization and Proceedings
48   Independent Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1867-October 1867
Minutes of Trustees, Executive Committee, Special Allotment Committee, and Special Auditing Committee, June 1869-January 1873
47   Inland Extension Telegraph Co.
Reference to U.S. Telegraph Co.
    Inland Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re charter
Reference to U.S. Telegraph Co.
    International News Ticker Co.
Financial balance sheet, 1940
Certificate of Incorporation, 1893
Certificate of Amendment, 1941
48, 49
133
140
  The International Ocean Telegraph Co.
Stock Ledgers, June 1867-March 1879
Stock Ledgers, September 1867-March 1881
Stock Ledger, andquot;A,andquot; March 1881-April 1900
History and laying cable to Cuba, 1867-1956
Laying cable to Florida
By-Laws
Dissolution, 1955-1962
Meetings, 1940-1953
Agreement w/Western Union Telegraph Company, 1888
Engineer's report, 1875
Analysis of Liability, 1940
Letter, 1941
Certificate of Incorporation and All Amendments
Royal Decree, 1867
Property Owned of Formerly owned by Western Union Telegraph Company in Florida
Deed, 1960
Mortgage deed and Contract, 1926
Quit Claim Deed
Internal Improvement Fund
Quit Claim Deed, 1912
Correspondence
Maps
50   International Printing and Telegraph Co.
Letter re value of stock, 1890
    International Telegraph Co. of New York
Certificate of Incorporation, 1848
Formation of new company in oil regions, 1878
    Ithaca Telegraph Co.
Certificate of Incorporation, 1864
    Ithaca and Binghamton Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
    Kansas City and Pacific Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Nov. 1886-December 1899
Records, 1854-1899, accompanying above minutes
Letter, 1880
    Kansas Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.
[see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Kansas)]
50   Kansas Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1860-December 1862
Contract and Stockholder List, 1852-1854
Stock Record Book, March 1867
Act to Incorporate, 1858
    Kelleys Island and Sandusky Telegraph Co.
Contract, 1875
Proposition for establishing telegraph connection, 1875
    The Kennebec Telegraph Co.
Stockholders, December 1849
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1850-May 1870
Charter, 1850
    Kent County Telegraph Co.
Correspondence, 1874
Purchase of Kent County Line
Correspondence, 1874
    Keystone Telegraph Co.
Letter, 1877
Contract, 1867
    Lake Erie Telegraph
    Lake George and Bolton Telegraph Company
    Law Telegraph Co.
    Lebanon and Nashville Telegraph Co.
    Little Rock, Hot Springs and Arkadelphia Telegraph Co.
Statement of receipts and Expenditures
    Lodi Telegraph Co.
Charter, 1865
    Long Branch and Sandy Hook Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Long Branch and Squan Telegraph Co.
Papers re incorporation
    Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railway Rules, 1889
51   Lynchburg and Abingdon Telegraph Co.
Charter abstract, 1851
By-Laws, 1886
Correspondence, 1958-65
Lease, 1859
Incorporation act, 1851
52, 53, 54A   The Mackay Companies
Agreement and Declaration of Trust, December 1903
Agreement and Declaration of Trust; By-Laws; Minutes, 1905-1915
Minutes of Trustees and Stockholders, December 1903-December 1905
Minutes of Trustees and Stockholders, February 1916-February 1923
Minutes of Trustees and Stockholders, Index, 1916-1923
Minutes of Trustees and Stockholders, April 1923-November 1925
Minutes of Trustees and Stockholders, January 1926-December 1934
Minutes of Trustees and Stockholders, February 1935-February 1938
Minutes of Trustees and Stockholders March 1938-October 1943 [The Associated Companies]
Building Transcontinental Telegraph, 1911.
54   Mackay Radio and Telegraph Co. (California) Annual Report to the Federal Communications Commission, 1938
    Mackay Telegraph and Cable Co.
[see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Arkansas)]
    Macon and Western Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re charter and purchase
54, 843, 844  

The Magnetic Telegraph Co.
Letter Copy Book [receipts, etc.], March-October 1847
Stock Transfers, August 1848-January 1889
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1876-January 1877
Articles of Assoc., 1847
Minutes of Directors Meeting, 1858
Memorial to Congress
Deed
Meeting of Directors, 1858
Proceeding of the Stockholders Meeting, 1876
Act of Incorporation, 1846
Stock transfers and cancelled certificates, 1852-1859

55   Maine Telegraph Co.
By-Laws, June 1849-June 1896
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1849-July 1907 Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1908-July 1940
Dissolution papers
Lease to American Tel. Co., 1855
Renewal of Lease, 1906
Charter
Act of Incorporation
Misc. Correspondence
56
141
  The Manhattan Quotation Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Executive Committee, October 1872-December 1877
Minutes of Directors, October 1872-December 1881
Minutes of Stockholders, December 1881-December 1892
    Manhattan Telegraph Co.
Lease, 1871
    Marconi Companies
Agreement, 1912
    Marine and Inland Telegraph Co.
Stock Sale Book, April 1871-July 1872
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1870-March 1896 Minutes of Director and March 1897-July 1940
Letters re stock and purchases
57   Martha's Vineyard Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1900-Nov. 1923
Statutory Form of Warranty Deed, 1922
Deed, 1926
Charter
By-laws
Petition for Dissolution
Incorporation
    Massachusetts Telegraph Companies
List of telegraph companies
    Mercantile Trust Co.
Agreement, 1930
    Merchants National Telegraph Co.
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1874 -83
Minute book, 1866-78
Lease, 1867
Synopsis of Lease, 1868
Incorporation Papers
57   Metropolitan Telegraph Company of Chicago
Papers re incorporation
    Metropolitan Telegraph Company of New York City
Charter, 1869
Miscellaneous correspondence
    Metropolitan Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re stock, 1890-1891
58
147
  Mexican Telegraph Co.
Deed to Urbani's
Deed from Boddeker to Mexican Tel. Co.
andquot;American Bankerandquot; Newspaper, 1949
Central and South American Cables pamphlet, 1880
Miscellaneous correspondence
Notice of Termination of contract between co. and
Mexican govt.
    Michigan Postal Telegraph Co.
[see Postal Telegraph-Cable Corp. Michigan]
    Michigan Telephone Co.
Correspondence re stock transfer
    Michigan Telegraph Co.
Articles of Association, 1879
Amended Articles of Association, 1882
By-Laws
Minutes of meetings, 1883-1884
Papers and Statistics, 1882
    Milwaukee and Oconomowoc Telegraph Line
Correspondence re offer of purchase
    Mississippi River Telegraph Co.
Charter, 1877
Inquiry re incorporation, 1915
    Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1915
    Mississippi Valley National Telegraph Co.
Correspondence, 1876
Inquiry re incorporation, 1915
    Missouri and Kansas Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
58   Missouri Mutual Telegraph Co.
Articles of Association, 1883
Papers re incorporation
58, 59   Missouri and Western Telegraph Co.
Charter, 1860
Correspondence, 1909
Stock Ledger, 1860-1901
Meeting Minutes, 1909-24
59   Monongahela Valley Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1865-July 1866 Records accompanying above minutes
    Montreal Telegraph Co.
Correspondence, 1916
Incorporation, 1881
Statistics, 1870-75
Correspondence and memoranda on proposed agreement, 1878
Shareholders list, 1880
Annual report, 1879
List of stations, ca. 1871
Extracts from tariff book, 1871-76
60   Morris and Essex Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1855-January 1868
Inquiry re incorporation
    Morse American Telegraph Co.
Certificate for 4 shares of stock, 1852
Blank monthly report form
    Mount Holly Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
    Municipal Telegraph and Stock Co.
Reference note of 1902
    Mutual Union Telegraph Co. (Illinois)
Minutes of Stockholders, August 1881-June 1882
Certificate of Incorporation, 1881-82
Receipt of Fees, 1881
Stock Transactions, 1881
Proxy, 1882
Correspondence, 1917
    Mutual Union Telegraph Co. of Indiana
Articles of Incorporation, 1881
Stock subscription list, n.d.
Telegrams re: articles of association, 1882
Correspondence, 1882
    Mutual Union Telegraph Co. (Minnesota)
Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, August 1881
Articles of Incorporation, 1881
Stock subscription list, 1882
Stockholder meeting notes, 1882
    Mutual Union Telegraph Co. (Missouri)
Minutes of Stockholders, Nov. 1881
Articles of Association, 1881
Stock subscription list, n.d.
Acceptance of Act of Congress, 1881
Receipts from Treasurer's Office, State of Missouri, 1881
Proxies, 1881
Notice of subscribers' meeting, 1881
    Mutual Union Telegraph Co. (New Jersey)
Minutes of Stockholders, April 1881
61   Mutual Union Telegraph Co. (New York)
Correspondence, 1883; 1887-1888; 1911; 1934
Newspaper clippings, 1881
Lease to Western Union Telegraph Company, 1883
Stock transactions, 1887
Incorporation certificate, 1881
Officers' list, 1881
By-Laws, 1883
Pamphlet, n.d.
Map of Lines, 1882
    Nashua, Milford and Peterborough Telegraph Co.
Sale of shares, 1874
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
    Nashville and Memphis Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
    National Bell Telephone Co.
Act of Incorporation, 1879
62   The National Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Nov. 1883-February 1914
Report of Executive Committee, 1869
Articles of Incorporation
Correspondence re dissolution of company, 1914
    National Transit Co.
Correspondence re incorporation
    Nevada and California Telegraph Co.
Contract, January 8, 1880
Abstract of contract, January 8, 1880
Miscellaneous correspondence
    New Brunswick Electric Telegraph Co.
Reply to notification to charge commercial rates, 1882
Memo, 1875
Intercolony Railway correspondence, 1877
Understanding between Western Union Telegraph Company and Intercolonial Railway Co., 1877
Rights conferred by charter, 1875
Explanation of increased rent, 1875
Synopsis of Lease, 1856
Act of Incorporation, 1848
Bill of Sale Absolute, 1951
Surrender of Lease and Mutual Releases, 1951
    New England Telegraph Co. [see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (New York)]
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1867-Sep. 1875
Copy of charter, 1872
Condition of New England line, 1872
Correspondence
    New Hampshire
List of telegraph companies incorporated in the State of NH
    New Hampshire Land and Ocean Telegraph Co.
Act of Incorporation, 1870
    New Hampshire Telegraph Co.
Act of Incorporation, 1876
63   New Jersey Mutual Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Stockholders, October-November 1881
    New Jersey and New England Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1875-November 1877
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, November 1877-March 1918
Document from above minutes
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1920-July 1940
Act of Incorporation, 1875
NJ Senate Bill No. 77
Cancellation of lease, 1940
Misc. Correspondence, 1875
64   New Lisbon, Leetonia and Niles Telegraph Co.
Notice canceling Articles of Association, 1914
    New Mexican and Arizona Telegraph Co.
Correspondence re incorporation
    New Orleans and Ohio Telegraph Co.
Act to incorporate, 1847
Proceedings of stockholders meeting, 1851
Proceedings of stockholders meeting, 1852
    Newport and Fall River Magnetic Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
Dividend and Stock information
64A   New York Albany and Buffalo Electromagnetic Telegraph Co. Co.
Statement of receipts, disbursements, percentage and dividends, 1846-62
Acts of Incorporation, 1855
Articles of Association, 1845
Agreement, 1846
Tariff charges, 1853
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
Directions to office along the Hudson River Railroad
Minutes, 1845-1863
    New York and Boston Magnetic Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
64   New York and Boston Union Telegraph Co.
Message blank, 1853
    New York and Central American Telegraph Co.
Certificate of Association, 1868
    New York, Long Branch and Sandy Hook Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
    New York Magnetic Telegraph Co.
Letter, 1881
63A, 64, 141   New York & Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Co.
Articles of Association and; Incorporation, October 1943
Stock Sales Journal, Nov. 1852-August 1860
Inquiry re incorporation, 1915
Selden Family materials (photos, stock certificate, family sketches)
Minutes of NYMVPT, 1851 and Western Union, 1856
Stock Ledger, 1851-1863
65   New York Mutual Telegraph Company
66   New York and New England Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1852-June 1857 (2 copies) Articles of Association, 1850
President's address, 1851
History pamphlet, nod.
    New York and New England Union Telegraph Co.
Certificate of formation, 1852
67   New York, Newfoundland, London Telegraph Co.
Report to Director about a tour of inspection of the lines on Cape Breton Island and Newfoundland, 1869
(Bound version and CD-R version)
66   New York, Philadelphia and; Norfolk Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
    New York Postal Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors, Stockholders, and Executive Committee, May 1894-January 1912
Records, January 1912
    New York and Sandy Hook Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1852-October 1861
Correspondence, 1861
Articles of Association, 1880
67   New York and Southern Telegraph Co.
Articles of association, 1887 (2 copies)
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
67
133
  The New York State Printing Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors, Stockholders, and Executive Committee, July 1850-October 1863
Journal, December 1850-March 1859
Formation of the company, 1863
Articles of association, 1850
    New York State Telegraph Co.
Memo, 1875
History, 1891
    New York Union Telegraph Company
Office Calls, 1898 April
    New York and Washington Printing Telegraph Co.
Articles of association, 1852 (2 copies)
Correspondence, 1881
Tariff of charges, nod.
    New York & Western Telegraph Co.
Certificate of incorporation, 1881
    New York and Western Union Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1915
68   New York State Telephone Co.
Notice re: Western Union Telegraph Company intent to buy shares, 1906
67   North Alabama Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1914
    North American Message and News Electric Transmission Co. Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1879-February 1880
Charter, 1879
68   North American Telegraph Co.
Receipts and expenses, January-Nov. 1904-05
Newspaper clippings re: incorporation, 1885
Correspondence, 1879
    North American Underground Telegraph and Electric Co.
Correspondence, 1886
    Northern California Telegraph Co.
Reference note to Alta California Telegraph Co.
    North Georgia Telegraph Co.
Incorporation act
    North Pacific Telegraph Co.
Correspondence, 1874, 1877-78
Telegrams, 1878
Line inventory, 1877
List of offices, n.d.
    Northern Commercial Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re incorporation, 1916
    Northern Telegraph Co.
Correspondence and agreements to dissolve lease, 1957-58, 1966-67
Correspondence, 1917
Inquiry re ownership, 1912
Telegrams, 1871-2
Act of incorporation in New Hampshire, 1866
Act of incorporation in Vermont, 1851
Agreements, 1870; 1879
Charter amendment, 1872
69, 70   Northwestern Telegraph Company
Mortgage Indenture, 1874
Releases on mortgage, 1904 (2 packets)
Charter, 1855
By-laws, 1855
Lease with Western Union, 1881
Mortgage extension agreement, 1934-1951
Distribution agency agreement, 1952
Termination of lease agreement, 1952
Closing memorandum of agreement, 1952
Qualification and satisfaction of Series A Bonds, 1952
Correspondence re: stocks and closing, 1952
Indenture, 1952
Northwestern Telegraph Company
Bonds, 1934
Miscellaneous correspondence
152   Ohio and Illinois Telegraph Co.
Ledger, 1848-63
68
152
  Ohio, Indiana and Illinois Telegraph Co.
Sale of stock memo, 1889
Receipts and expenditures summary, 1848-50
Presentation to the Board, n.d.
Charter, 1848
Incorporation certificate
Correspondence, 1914
Ledger, 1852-54 (Housed w/ OH and IL Telegraph Co. Ledger)
68
142
  Ohio and Mississippi Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1938-June 1953
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1848-June 1937
Charter and By-Laws, 1851
Rule of elections, 1863
Company data summary
    The Ohio Postal Telegraph-Cable Corp. [see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Ohio)]
    Ohio River Telegraph Co.
Note with reference to undefined correspondence
    Opposition Telegraph Lines
List of telegraph companies and number of their poles, wires, etc.
    Overland Contract Co.
Note referring to National Transit Co.
    Overland Telegraph Co.
History and development
Incorporation certificate, 1881
Correspondence re: incorporation
    Owensboro and Evansville Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re: incorporation, 1915
Synopsis of contract with Western Union Telegraph Company, n.d.
Correspondence re: Western Union Telegraph Company contract, 1877
Transfer business, 1876
68   Owl Telegraph Co.
Inquiry re: incorporation, 1915
143
144
71-73
 

Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph Co.
List of Stockholders (by city), n.d.
Stock Transfer Book, April 1867-July 1880
Stock Ledger, May 1866-January 1874
Stock Ledger, August 1873-April 1900 [Ledger "B"]
Cash Receipt, 1871

71   Pacific Mutual Telegraph Co.
[see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Missouri]
    Pacific Telegraph Co. (of Kansas)
[see Kansas Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.]
73   Packers Telegraph Line
Line purchase, 1882
    Paw Paw, Michigan Telegraph Line
    Pensacola Telegraph Co.
    Peoples Telegraph Co.
    Perry Telegraph Line
    Perth Amboy and Bulls Ferry Telegraph Co.
    Pescadero and Half Moon Bay Telegraph Co.
73-77
132
  Philadelphia Local Telegraph Co.
Charter and By-Laws, 1872
Minutes of the Board of Directors, August 1871-May 1909
Reports, correspondence, etc., June 1909-May 1929,
Reports and correspondence, June 1909-March 1928
Records, June 1909-May 1929,
Records, March 1909-June 1954
Records, June 1954-December 1972
Extracts of Minutes of Special Meetings of the Board of Directors,
October 1973-August 1980
Secretaries Files, 1915-1946; 1953-1986
Stock Ledger, ca. 1872-1945
Stock Certificate Book, June 1872-February 1970
Stock ledger, correspondence, 1894-1913
Minutes, 1928-1954
78   Philadelphia News Ticker Co.
    Philadelphia, Reading and Pottsville Telegraph Co.
78, 79   Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1849-July 1868
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1852-Sep. 1908
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1910-April 1941
79   Philadelphia Telegraph Co.
[see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Pennsylvania)]
    Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Louisville Telegraph Co.
    Pomeroy and Athens Telegraph Co.
    Postal District Messenger Co. (New Jersey)
[see Postal Telegraph Sales Co.]
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1901-February 1935
    Postal Telegraph Co.
79-86   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. [see New England Telegraph Co.]
Brooklyn warehouse inventory, 1945
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1883-February 1910
Minutes of Executive Committee and Board of Directors, February 1886-January 1898
Minutes of Executive Committee and Board of Directors, January 1898-December 1901
Minutes of Executive Committee and Board of Directors, January 1902-June 1905
Minutes of Executive Committee and Board of Directors, June 1905-February1913
Minutes of Executive Committee, January 1898-December 1902 Minutes of Executive Committee, January 1903-December 1905
Minutes of Executive Committee, January 1906-October 1908
Records, 1908, accompanying above minute book
List of offices and revised tariffs, 1902
Minutes of Annual Meetings of Stockholders, April 1929-May 1935
Minutes of the Board of Directors, June 1930-December 1932
Minutes of Directors and Annual Meetings of Stockholders, March 1933-January 1939
Minutes of Special Meetings of Stockholders, 20 March 1930
Agreements/Contracts with Other Parties, May 1908-October 1915
Collateral Trust Indenture with Guaranty Trust Company of New York,
1 July 1928
Minutes of Directors and Executive Committee, June 1928-May 1930
Papers and publications regarding the Postal Telegraph Company,
1938-40, Nos. # 84-21, -22.
Diagrams of company apparatus, 1906
Postal Telegraph Co., Catalogue of Inside Plant Equipment, 1924; 1926; 1927.
Postal Telegraph Co. pamphlets
Postal Telegraph, April 1910, 1917, February 1918 (monthly publication)
87   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Arizona)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, 1910-June 1941
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1942-October 1943
87
142
  Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Arkansas)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1910-February 1934
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders January 1935-October 1943
88   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (California)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1908-Nov. 1926
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1927-April 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1939-October 1943
89   The Colorado Postal Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1899-July 1929
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1930-February 1943
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May-October 1943
90
148
  Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Connecticut)
Minutes of Directors, Stockholders and Executive Committee, March 1886-Sep. 1919
Minutes of Directors, Stockholders and Executive Committee May 1920-May 1941
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1942-October 1943
91   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Delaware)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1908-August 1927
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders October 1927-June 1940
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders Sep. 1940-October 1943
Application and agreement of merger, 1940-1941
92   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Idaho
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1899-December 1940
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1941-October 1943
92, 93   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Illinois
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1905-May 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1939-October 1943
93, 94   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Indiana
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1898-May 1931
Records accompanying above minute book
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1932-October 1943
94, 95   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Iowa
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1898-April 1937
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1938-October 1943
95, 96
145
  Kansas Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1901-July 1930
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1931-May 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1939-October 1943
96   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Kentucky)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1900-December 1932
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1933-December 1943
97   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Louisiana)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1900-January 1930
Merger Agreement with Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Delaware), 1941
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1930-February 1943
98   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Massachusetts
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1896-August 1933
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1934-October 1943
99   Michigan Postal Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1883-Sep. 1913
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Sep. 1913-July 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1940-October 1943
100   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Minnesota)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1885-May 1931
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1931-February 1943
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1943-October 1943
101   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Missouri
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1895-February 1934
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1901-August 1943
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1943
102   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Montana
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1899-July 1930
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1931-October 1943
103   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Nebraska
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1903-March 1940
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1940-October 1943
By-Laws accompanying above minute book
103
145
  Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Nevada)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1909-March 1931
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders January 1932-October 1943
104   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (of New Mexico)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1900-January 1930
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1930-October 1943
105   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of New Jersey
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1901-March 1929
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1930-December 1940
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, February 1941-October 1943
105, 106   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (New York)
Minutes of Directors, Stockholders and Executive Committee, April 1910-March 1931
Minutes of Directors, Stockholders and Executive Committee, May 1931-April 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1939-August 1942
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1942-October 1943
Indentures, etc., January-October 1940
107   The Ohio Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1899-April 1931
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1931-October 1943
Mortgage, February 1942
108   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Oklahoma)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1910-May 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1939-October 1943
    Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (of Oregon) [see Postal Telegraph Co. (Oregon)
108, 109   Postal Telegraph Co. (Oregon)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Nov. 1903-April 1927
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders May 1928-December 1940
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders April 1941-October 1943
109   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Pennsylvania) [see American District Telegraph Co.]
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1870-December 1877
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1939-October 1943
110   Postal Telegraph and Cable Co. (Rhode Island)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1884-June 1935
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1936-October 1943
110, 111   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Tennessee
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1900-December 1932
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1933-October 1943
111   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Texas)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1901-March 1929
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1921-October 1943
112   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Utah
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1899-February 1934
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1935-1943
112, 113   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Washington
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1904-May 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1939-October 1943
113   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of West Virginia
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1905-May 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, August 1939-October 1943
114   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Wisconsin)
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1889-May 1921
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1922-May 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, May 1939-October 1943
114, 115   Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. of Wyoming
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, July 1899-July 1939
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1940-October 1943
115-118   Postal Telegraph, Inc.
Copies of Charter and By-Laws of Postal Subsidiaries
Agreement and Declaration of Trust of The Associated Companies and By-Laws of The Associated Companies, December 1903
Minutes of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Sep. 1939-January 1940
Minutes of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, January-March 1940
Papers taken from above minute book
Agreements, etc. taken from above minute book, April-July 1940
Records taken from above minute book, July 1940-May 1941
Records taken from above minute book, May 1941-January 1942
Records taken from above minute book, 1941-May 1942
By-Laws and Certificate of Incorporation, June-December 1942
By-Laws and Certificate of Incorporation, January-June 1943
By-Laws and Certificate of Incorporation, June-August 1943
By-Laws and Certificate of Incorporation, Sep. 1943-Sep. 1944
Records taken from above minute book
Correspondence and company lists, 1943-1972
118A   Postal Telegraph Incorporated, 1939-1946
(merger with Western Union)
Certificate of incorporation, by-laws and correspondence
Drafts of minutes and correspondence, 1943
Agreements, 1943
Reports on Western Union before the Federal Communications Commission, 1954
Instruments of Conveyance, 1943
Closing documents, 1940-1946
Technical documents on telegraph cables, 1939-1942
118
146
  Postal Telegraph Sales Corporation
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, 1901-1935
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March. 1935-October 1943
Correspondence and notes (1932, 1942-1943)
119   Providence and Pascog Telegraph Co.
    Puget Sound Telegraph Co.
    Put-In-Bay Telegraph Co.
    Randsburg and Kramer Telegraph and Telephone Co.
    Rhode Island Magnetic Telegraph Co.
    Richfield Springs and Herkimer Telegraph Co.
    Richmond Charlottesville and Staunton Telegraph Co.
    Richmond Telephone Exchange
    Rising Sun Line (Aurora and Rising Sun Telegraph Co.)
    Rocky Mountain Telegraph Line
    Russian-American Telegraph Line [see Collins Overland Route]
119A   Russian Extension Line, 1865-1867
Collection of letters, reports and other documents from members of the expedition routing the telegraph line via the Behring Strait.
119   Sacramento, California 1882/1962
118, 119   The San Antonio and Arkansas Pass Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, December 1889-December 1934
119
135
  The Sandy Hook, Quarantine and City Island Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, June 1877-April 1899
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1900-April 1908
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, April 1909-April 1933
Stock Ledger, May 1878-April 1903
119   Sciota Valley Telegraph Co.
    Somerset and Kennebec Telegraph Co.
120, 121   Southern and Atlantic Telegraph Co.
Minutes of the Board of Directors, October-December 1874
121   Southern and Atlantic Telegraph Co. of Louisiana
    Southern and Atlantic Telegraph of Virginia
121   Southern Michigan Telegraph Co.
    Southern Telegraph Co.
    South Jersey Telegraph
    Southwestern Telegraph Co.
    Springfield Telephone Co.
121   Star State Telegraph Co.
122   St. Louis and New Orleans Telegraph Co.
    St. Louis and Missouri River Telegraph Co.
122
135
147
150
151
  The Stock Quotation Telegraph Co.
Stock Transfer Book, July 1883-July 1928
Notes (1916; 1923; 1926)and index accompany above stock transfer book
Checkbook receipts, 1884-86
Cash Book, June 1893-May 1894
Cash Book, July 1904-July 1905
Blueprint drawings of Stock Ticker Parts, 1927.
O/S Fldr. 18   Stock Quotation Telegraph Company narrow tape ticker system drawing, (copy), 1912
O/S Fldr. 19   Self winding tickers wiring diagram, 9 October 1926
123   Submarine and Territorial Telegraph Co.
    Susquehanna River and North and West Branch Telegraph Co.
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1850-Nov. 1861
July 1862-March 1919
    Syracuse and Binghamton Telegraph Co.
124   Texas Telegraph Co. [see Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. (Texas)]
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, March 1878-1881
    Troy and Canada Junction Telegraph Co.
    Trumansburg and Seneca Falls Telegraph Co.
    Tuolumne Telegraph Co.
    United Opposition Telegraph Co.
    United States Branch Telegraph Co.
    United States Extension Telegraph Co.
125   United States and Mexican Telegraph Co.
    United States and Pacific Telegraph Co.
    United Telegram Co.
    United States Telegraph Co.
Stock Ledger [fragment], Nov. 1889-May 1891
    United States Telegraph Co. of Ohio
125   United Telegraph Line
    Utah (Brigham Young letter, reproduction, 1865)
125-126   Vermont and Boston Telegraph Co.
Stock Ledger, Nov. 1849-June 1866
Stock Ledger, 1849-July 1863
Cash Distribution Journal, May 1849-July 1864
Stock Ledger "A," Sep. 1860-January 1901
Stock Ledger "B," Sep. 1860-July 1876
[duplicate information of Ledger A]
126   Vermont International Telegraph Co.
    Virginia Telegraph Co.
127
149
  Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Co.
Stock Ledger, March 1845-April 1867
Notes, 1893, accompanying above ledger
List of Stockholders, July 1853
List of Stockholders, July 1854
128   Western Telegraph Co. Of Arkansas
    Western Telegraph Co. of Baltimore City
    Western Union Telegraph Co. of Baltimore City
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1889-July 1919
Records, Sep. 1918-August 1919, accompanying above minute book
    Western Union Telegraph Co. of Illinois
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, October 1911-Nov. 1927
129   Western Union Telegraph Co. of Indiana
Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, January 1912-December 1921
    Western Union Telegraph Co. of Wisconsin
    Western Union Telegraph Co. of Wyoming
    Western Union Securities Co. Minutes, June 1918
    West India and Panama Telegraph Co.
    White Mountain Telephone and Telegraph
    Wisconsin State Telegraph Co. [see Northwestern Telegraph Co.]
    Worcester and Milford Telegraph Co.
    Unknown Iowa company
Stock Ledger, Sep. 1869-August 1871,
Ledger, Nov. 1869-March 1872
    Unknown (probably New York) company
Ledger, February 1916-January 1918
    SERIES 2: SUBSIDIARIES OF WESTERN UNION, 1845-1986
152A 1 Airfone, 1981
  2 Data Services Inc.,
  3 Audit, 1983-1984
  4 Journal Vouchers, 1983
  5 Installment Sales, 1983
  6 Trial Balance, 1983
  7 Report Discrepancies, 1982
    Distronics Corp., 1982-1984
  8-9 Correspondence, 1982 and 1984
  10-11 Audit Reports, 1982 and 1984
  12 Delegation of Authority, 1982
  13 Report, April 1983
152B 1 Report, November 1983
  2 Statement of Revenue and Expenses, 1982
  3 Visit, 1982
  4 Visit, January 5, 1984
  5 Visit, April 5, 1984
  6 Visit, July 1, 1984
  7 Sale of Distronics, 1984
152C   Dynametrics Corporation
  1 Loans and stock, 1956-1961
    Hermes Electronics
  2 Annual reports, proxy statements, stockholder records, 1958-1966
  3 Agreement, 1958-1961
  4 Registration statement, 1959
  5 Information Science Inc.
    Microwave Associates, Inc.
152D 1 By-laws and charter amendments, 1956-1966
  2 Annual reports, 1957-1967
  3 Western Union acquisition of stock, 1955
  4 Sale of stock, 1954-1960
  5 Sale of stock, 1961-1962
152E 1 Proposed sale documents, 1966-1967
  2 Sale of stock, 1963-1968
    Mite Corporation, 1957-1968
  3 Annual reports, proxy statements, stockholder agreements with Western Union
    PR Newswire
152E 4 Organizational structure/delegation, 1982
  5 Monthly Reports, February 1982-June 1982
  6 Program for visiting subsidiaries, 1982
  7 Statement of Revenue, 1982
    Technical Operations, Inc.
  8 Annual Reports, 1955-1971
152F 1 Sale of stock, 1967-1968
  2 Agreements, signed copies, 1967
  3 Proxy statements, 1956-1966
  4 Closing records, 1955-1968
152G 1 Stock purchases and options, 1956-1957
  2 Executed agreements, 1956
    Teleprinter Corporation
  3 Executed Agreement, 1957
    Teleprompter Corporation
  4 Correspondence, 1956-1957
152H 1 Statement of registration, 1959-1960
  2 Agreement with Western Union, December 27, 1959
  3 Closing Memo of Western Union, September 11, 1956
    Telestat Systems
  4-5 Audit Reports, 1908; 1982-1984
    Western Union Corporation, 1979-1984
  6 Organizational chart, n.d.
  7 Correspondence, 1982-1983
  8 Business Expense Reimbursement, 1983
  9 Capitalization of Assets, 1984
  10 Form 10-K, 1980
  11 General delegation of authority, 1981
  12 Program review of financial statements, n.d.
  13 Program for visiting a subsidiary, 1982
  14 Telephone numbers and addresses, 1979
    Western Union Electronic Mail, Inc.
  15 Correspondence, 1982-1985
  16 Audit Reports, 1982-1983
152I 1 FAS 13 System, 1982-1983
  2 Leases-Equipment, 1981-1983
  3 Monthly Reports, 1985
    Western Union Equipment Services
  4 Correspondence, 1981-1982
  5-7 Statement of revenue, 1983-1985
152I 8 Western Union Information Systems, Audit Reports, 1984
    Western Union Teleprocessing, 1980-1984
  9 Correspondence, 1982-1984
    Western Union Teleprocessing, 1980-1984
  10 Audit Report, 1984
  11 First Quarter Analysis, 1984
  12 Financial Statements, 1980-1981
    Western Union Realty Corporation, 1982-1984
  13-14 Audit Report, 1983 and 1984
  15 Premises leased, 1982
  16 Western Union Video Conferencing Inc., 1982-1985
    Wind Tunnel Instrument Company, Inc., 1957-1961
152J 1 Correspondence, 1957-1961
  2 Purchase and sale agreement, August 27, 1956
  3 Purchase and sale agreement, August 30, 1956

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