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USCC - Bureau of Telegraphy

[Record group 230-31]
Agency Function
Unavailable

Agency History
For the final report of the Bureau of Telegraphy, see Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Telegraphy was responsible for the installation of telegraph lines between the offices of the Philadelphia Police & Fire Alarm Telegraph, Centennial Commission, the Centennial Board of Finance and the Exhibition grounds, which was started in 1873. During 1876, the Bureau of Telegraphy was responsible for the installation of many lines throughout the grounds in order to quicken communications.

Archival Records
There are no records surviving from this Bureau.


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