Manuscript/Mixed Material Drawing by Alexander Graham Bell, 1876
About this Item
- Drawing by Alexander Graham Bell, 1876
- Bell, Alexander Graham
- Leplastrier, Frances Symonds
Created / Published
- - Telephone--Invention
- - Telephone--History
- - Correspondence
Call Number/Physical Location
- Series: Subject File
- MSS51268: Folder: The Telephone, Drawing of the Telephone, Bell's Original, 1881 - 1966
- Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974.
- Manuscript Division
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The letter by Mark Twain is © 1999 by Richard A. Watson and Chase Manhattan Bank as Trustees of the Mark Twain Foundation, which reserves all reproduction or dramatization rights in every medium. It is published here with the permission of the University of California Press and Robert H. Hirst, General Editor of the Mark Twain Project.
The letter from Marie Curie to Alexander Graham Bell is made available here with permission from Eve Labouisse-Curie, Helene Langevin, and Pierre Joliot. Musee Curie, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris, France. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The letters from William H. Forbes to Alexander Graham Bell are made available here with permission from Beatrice Forbes Manz.
Correspondence from Elisha Gray to Alexander Graham Bell and specification by Elisha Gray are made available here with permission from Elisha Gray III, 672 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL 60093, Michael Gray, and Gray Atkinson.
The letters and notes from John Hitz are made available here with permission from Susan Hitz, 6 Rolling Knoll Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
Correspondence from William James, Alice H. James, and Margaret M. James to Alexander Graham Bell is made available here with permission from Bay James, 25 Plum Bush Downs, Newbury, Massachusetts 01951.
Correspondence and other writings from Helen Keller is made available here with permission from the American Federation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives.
The letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Mabel Hubbard Bell is made available here with permission from Frances Wetherell.
Correspondence from Guglielmo Marconi to Alexander Graham Bell is made available here with permission from Francesco Marconi Paresce, 6 Ohm Strasse, Munich 80802, Germany. Email: email@example.com
Correspondence and notes from Arthur W. McCurdy and J.A.D. McCurdy are made available here with permission from Mrs. M.J. McCurdy, 3 Av Forden, Montreal, PQ, H3Y 2Y6, Canada.
Correspondence from John D. Philbrick, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, is made available here with permission from Boston Public Schools. Office of Legal Advisor, Central Administration Building, 26 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.
Correspondence from Laura C. Redden to Alexander Graham Bell is made available here with permission from Judge Thomas McGinn Smith, 777 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA 94063. Email: Lehuaofca@aol.com
Correspondence, drawings, and script from and by Thomas A. Watson are made available here with permission from Susan Cheever.
The letter from H.G. Wells to Alexander Graham Bell is made available here with permission from A.P. Watt Ltd. on behalf of the Trustees of the Estate of H.G. Wells, 20 John Street, London WC1N 2DR United Kingdom.
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Chicago citation style:
Bell, Alexander Graham, and Frances Symonds Leplastrier. Drawing by Alexander Graham Bell. 1876. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/magbell.27300105/.
APA citation style:
Bell, A. G. & Leplastrier, F. S. (1876) Drawing by Alexander Graham Bell. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/magbell.27300105/.
MLA citation style:
Bell, Alexander Graham, and Frances Symonds Leplastrier. Drawing by Alexander Graham Bell. 1876. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/magbell.27300105/>.