Transatlantic Cable Collection, 1858-1959
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Brief Description: The Transatlantic Cable Collection consists of four items: a framed segment of cable used in the first transatlantic telegraph connection, 1858; a document certifying the cable’s authenticity; a photograph of the USCG ship Marmer, 1959 and an undated photograph of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Discoverer.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MG 84
Volume: 1.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/18/2005.
Arrangement: The items in the Transatlantic Cable Collection are arranged chronologically.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Discoverer (Ship)
Marmer (Ship)
Transatlantic cables
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Acquisition Notes: Provenance unknown  Gift. Accession #A2005-02
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Transatlantic Cable Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.