London Telegraph Co
1859 The London District Telegraph Company was formed to develop telegraphic communication within a four mile radius of Charing Cross. It became the London and Provincial Telegraph Company for a short time in 1867.
1857(?1867) December. The London Telegraph Company formally changed its title to London and Provincial Telegraph Company.
1869 It was argued by a shareholder that the Acts of Parliament to enable take-over by the Post Office as a going concern only applied to 3 companies (Electric and International Telegraph Co, British and Irish Magnetic Telegraphic Co, and United Kingdom Telegraph Co) but not the London and Provincial. A special case had been made for Reuter's.
1870 Taken over by the Post Office