Collection elis.gra - Elisha Gray Collection

Gray National Telautograph Company : pp. iii-iv Gray National Telautograph Company : Cover Elisha Gray Gray Electric Company Music by telegraph Grand concert... : Electric telephone

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US IlHpHS elis.gra


Elisha Gray Collection


  • Bulk, 1960-1990 (Creation)
  • 1860-2001 (Creation)

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0.5 Linear feet

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This collection appears to have been created by various members of the Highland Park Historical Society.

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The provenance of most items in this collection is unknown.

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This collection contains: photographs, patent specifications, correspondence, original research produced by the Highland Park Historical Society, newspaper clippings, magazine articles and other secondary publications pertaining to Elisha Gray, his inventions & his business endeavers. This collection contains items dating from 1860 to 2001; with the bulk of the collection dating from 1960 to 1990.

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  • English

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"The Elisha Gray series [in the Physics Department faculty records in Oberlin College] contains correspondence and general background files related to the inventor who attended and taught at Oberlin College. Gray's papers include incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1873 to 1900, and miscellaneous printed works about Gray and the invention of the telephone. The primary correspondent is Charles H. Churchill." (from the Oberlin College Faculty records finding aid.)

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Archivist's note

Processed by Patrick Cerny, 2011

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