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Collection Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

1890 to 1899

Timeline

  1. 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.
  2. December 27, 1890

    Letter from Mark Twain to Gardiner G. Hubbard, "The Father-in-law of the Telephone"

  3. October, 1892

    Bell participates in the formal opening of long-distance telephone service between New York and Chicago.

    Alexander Graham Bell at the opening of the long-distance line from New York to Chicago. Reproduction Number LC-G9-Z2-28, 608-B. Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
  4. 1897

    Death of Gardiner Greene Hubbard; Bell is elected President of the National Geographic Society in his stead.

  5. 1898

    Bell is elected a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution.

  6. December 30,1899

    Acquiring the American Bell Telephone Company's business and property, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company becomes the parent company of the Bell System.