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    Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938.
     
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    Creator: 
    Gray, Elisha (1835-1901), inventor (author).
    Title: 
    Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938.
    Phy. Description: 
    3.6 cu. ft.
    8 document boxes and 2 flat oversize boxes.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Elisha Gray (1835-1901) was an inventor and the co-founder of the Western Electric Company. Gray is best known for his part in a bitter controversy with Alexander Graham Bell over the priority of invention of the telephone.
    Scope and Content: 
    Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.
    Organization: 
    Divided into 8 series: (1) Correspondence; (2) Memoirs and Unpublished Manuscripts; (3) Legal Material; (4) Patents; (5) Biographical; (6) Lloyd W. Taylor; (7) Diagrams, Sketches; (8) Clippings.
    Provenance: 
    Transferred from the Division of Electricity, 1983/04/13.
    Finding aids: 
    Preliminary register.
    Cite as: 
    Elisha Gray Collection, 1871-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Addl. KW Subj: 
    Invention of telegraph.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Electrical science and technology
    Electrical engineering
    Electricity
    Telegraph
    Subject-Name: 
    Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922
    Taylor, Lloyd W.
    Western Electric Co.
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- 1850-1900
    Photographs -- 1900-1950.
    Patents
    Correspondence -- 1930-1950
    Clippings
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Co-Creator: 
    Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0014Add Copy to MyList

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