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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Field, Cyrus West

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Brother of the following, born at Stockbridge, Massachusetts; was first a successful paper manufacturer, but turning his attention to submarine telegraphy was instrumental in establishing cable communication between England and America, and founded the Atlantic Telegraph Company in 1856; on the successful laying of the 1866 cable, since which time communication between the Old and New Worlds has never been interrupted, he was awarded a gold medal and the thanks of the nation; afterwards interested himself in developing the overhead railway in New York (1819-1892).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Field, Cyrus West'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/field-cyrus-west.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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