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John Stephen (d.1877)

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John Stephen ( -1877) of the Electric and International Telegraph Co

1877 Obituary [1]

The death has just been announced of Mr. John Stephen, electrician, who for some years was the acting manager in Edinburgh and Leith of the Electric and International Telegraph Company.

Shortly before the affairs of the company were handed over to Government, Mr. Stephen retired, and after that time he was occupied chiefly in literary pursuits. He was one of the earliest promoters of the scheme for the transference of telegraphs to the State, on which subject he issued several pamphlets, &c.

He died at the comparatively early age of 42 years.

A letter from Mr. Stephen's pen on the subject of torpedoes, in which be took a deep interest, appeared in the columns of the Daily Review two days before his death

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