• Related Resources --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Related Resources -- Alexander Graham ...

    Select Bibliography Boettinger, H. M. The Telephone Book: Bell, Watson, Vail, and American Life, 1876-1983. Revised Edition. New York: Stearn Publishers, 1983. Brooks, John. Telephone: The First Hundred Years. New York: Harper and Row, 1976. Bruce, Robert V. Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973. Reprint, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990. Coe, Lewis. The Telephone and Its Several ...

  • Telephone and Multiple Telegraph --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Telephone and Multiple Telegraph -- Al...

    The telegraph and telephone are both wire-based electrical systems, and Alexander Graham Bell's success with the telephone came as a direct result of his attempts to improve the telegraph. Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone. Sketches, undated; handwritten text top and bottom of page, 1876. Box 273, "Subject File: The Telephone--Drawing of the Telephone, Bell's Original." Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript ...

    • Date: 1874
  • 1847 to 1868 --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    1847 to 1868 -- Alexander Graham Bell ...

    March 3, 1847 Alexander Bell is born to Alexander Melville and Eliza Symonds Bell in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the second of three sons; his siblings are Melville (b. 1845) and Edward (b. 1848). [Alexander Melville Bell with his wife, Eliza Grace Symonds and their children, Melville James, Alexander Graham and Edward Charles]. [ca. 1852?] Reproduction Number LC-G9-Z1031. Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection, Prints and ...

    • Date: 1847-03-03
  • Collection Highlights --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Collection Highlights -- Alexander Gra...

    1875 Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, 1875 A month before they became engaged to be married, Alexander Graham Bell wrote Mabel Hubbard this letter, teasing her about her interest in "Woman's Rights": "I never suspected that you were one of these people who think women have rights. Do you actually suppose their wishes are to be considered with the same ...

  • Inventor and Scientist --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Inventor and Scientist -- Alexander Gr...

    In 1876, at the age of 29, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. In 1877, he formed the Bell Telephone Company, and in the same year married Mabel Hubbard and embarked on a yearlong honeymoon in Europe. Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone. Sketches, undated; handwritten text top and bottom of page, 1876. Box 273, "Subject File: The Telephone--Drawing of the Telephone, ...

    • Date: 1876
  • About this Collection --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    About this Collection -- Alexander Gra...

    The collection contains over 145,000 items. The online version contains 4,695 items (equaling about 51,500 images), consists of correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting Bell's invention of the telephone and his involvement in the first telephone company, his family life, his interest in the education of the deaf, and his aeronautical and other scientific research. Dates span from 1862 to 1939, ...

    • Date: 1862
  • Elsie May Bell Grosvenor --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Elsie May Bell Grosvenor -- Alexander ...

    Elsie May Bell (1878-1964) married Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875-1966), had 7 children, 5 daughters and 2 sons: Melville Bell Grosvenor (1901-1982) Gertrude Hubbard Grosvenor (1903-1986) Mabel Harlakenden Grosvenor (1905- ) Lilian Waters Grosvenor (1907-1985) Alexander Graham Bell Grosvenor (1909-1915) Elsie Alexandra Carolyn Grosvenor (1911- ) Gloria Victoria Grosvenor (1918-1972)

  • Rights and Access --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Rights and Access -- Alexander Graham ...

    The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as ...

  • Melville James Bell --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Melville James Bell -- Alexander Graha...

    Melville James Bell (1845-1870) married Caroline Ottoway and had 1 son: Edward Charles Ottoway Bell (1868-1870)

  • Alexander Graham Bell --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Alexander Graham Bell -- Alexander Gra...

    Alexander Bell (1790-1865) married (1) Elizabeth Colville (died 1856), divorced 1831, had 1 daughter and 3 sons: Jane Bell (1815-1817) David Charles Bell (1817-1903?) Alexander Melville Bell (1819-1905) married (1) Eliza Grace Symonds (1809-1897) and had 3 sons: Melville James Bell (1845-1870) Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) married Mabel Gardiner Hubbard (1857-1923) Elsie May Bell (1878-1964) married Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875-1966), had 2 daughters and ...

  • David Charles Bell --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    David Charles Bell -- Alexander Graham...

    David Charles Bell, uncle of Alexander Graham Bell (1817-1903?) married Ellen Adine Highlandied Together they had 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls: Alexander Bell (1841-1843) Robert Bell (1842-1849) Esther Bell (1844-1850) Sophia Bell (born 1846) married Richard Horne Chichester Bell (1848-1924) married Antoinette Ives Aileen Bell (1850-1914) Laurie Bell (born 1852) married James Kerr Elizabeth Bell (born 1854) married William Kerr Lewis Bell ...

  • Family Tree --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress
  • Timeline --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress
  • 1900 to 1922 --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    1900 to 1922 -- Alexander Graham Bell ...

    October 1900 Elsie Bell marries Gilbert Grosvenor, the National Geographic Magazine editor. Winter 1901 Bell invents the tetrahedral kite, whose shape of four triangular sides would prove to be light, strong, and rigid. April 1905 Daisy Bell marries botanist David Fairchild. October 1, 1907 Glenn Curtiss, Thomas Selfridge, Casey Baldwin, J.A.D. McCurdy, and Bell form the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), which is funded by ...

    • Date: 1907-10-01
  • Articles and Essays --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress
  • 1890 to 1899 --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    1890 to 1899 -- Alexander Graham Bell ...

    Aug-Sept, 1890 Bell and his supporters form the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf. Fourth summer meeting of the American Association for the Promotion of Teaching Speech to the Deaf... Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-122248. Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. December 27, 1890 Letter from Mark Twain to Gardiner G. Hubbard, "The Father-in-law of the ...

    • Date: 1890-12-27
  • 1880 to 1887 --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    1880 to 1887 -- Alexander Graham Bell ...

    1880 The National Bell Telephone Company becomes the American Bell Telephone Company. February 15, 1880 Marian (Daisy) Bell, a daughter, is born. Bell and his young associate, Charles Sumner Tainter, invent the photophone, an apparatus that transmits sound through light. [Marian Hubbard "Daisy" Bell, three-quarter length portrait, at eight years of age, standing, facing left, with dog]. Reproduction Number LC-G9-Z3-155,755-AB-2. Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection, ...

    • Date: 1880-02-15
  • Alexander Melville Bell --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Alexander Melville Bell -- Alexander G...

    Alexander Bell (1790-1865) married (1) Elizabeth Colville (died 1856), divorced 1831, had 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys: Jane Bell (1815-1817) David Charles Bell (1817-1903?) Alexander Melville Bell (1819-1905) married (1) Eliza Grace Symonds (1809-1897), had 3 children, 3 boys: had Melville James Bell (1845-1870) Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) married Mabel Gardiner Hubbard (1857-1923), had 4 children Elsie May Bell (1878-1964) married Gilbert ...

  • 1870 to 1879 --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    1870 to 1879 -- Alexander Graham Bell ...

    May 28, 1870 Older brother Melville Bell dies of tuberculosis at the age of 25. July-August, 1870 Bell, his parents, and his sister-in-law, Carrie Bell, emigrate to Canada and settle in Brantford, Ontario. April 1871 Moving to Boston, Bell begins teaching at the Boston School for Deaf Mutes. March-June 1872 Bell teaches at the Clarke School for the Deaf in Boston and at the ...

    • Date: 1870-05-28
  • Marion Hubbard Bell --                        Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

    Marion Hubbard Bell -- Alexander Graha...

    Marian Hubbard ("Daisy") Bell (1880-1962) married David Grandison Fairchild (1869-1954), had 3 children, 2 daughters and 1 son: Alexander Graham Bell Fairchild (1906-1994) Barbara Lathrop Fairchild (1909-1998) Nancy Bell Fairchild (1912-1976)