Chapter 8. Electrical Telegraph Systems Worldwide

  1. Anton A. Huurdeman

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471722243.ch8

The Worldwide History of Telecommunications

The Worldwide History of Telecommunications

How to Cite

Huurdeman, A. A. (2003) Electrical Telegraph Systems Worldwide, in The Worldwide History of Telecommunications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471722243.ch8

Author Information

  1. Todtnauberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471205050

Online ISBN: 9780471722243



  • first transcontinental telegraph line;
  • Victorian Internet;
  • Morse telegraph


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Telegraph Transmission Technology

  • Electrical Telegraph Lines in the United States

  • Electrical Telegraph Lines in Canada

  • Electrical Telegraph Lines in Great Britain

  • Summary of National Electrical Telegraph Achievements

  • Major Terrestrial Telegraph Lines

  • Submarine Telegraph Cables

  • Worldwide Electrical Telegraph Network

  • Morse, the Father of Electrical Telegraphy

  • Morse Codes

  • Morse Telegraphers