Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

London Telegraph Co

From Graces Guide

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[1].

1857(?1867) December. The London Telegraph Company formally changed its title to London and Provincial Telegraph Company[2].

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[3].

1870 Taken over by the Post Office

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Sources of Information

  1. BT Archive [1]
  2. National Archives [2]
  3. The Times, 29 December 1869