Search Results: 'Western Telegraph'
A Tale of Two Tunnels: A Romance of the Western Waters
William Clark Russell was an English writer best known for his nautical novels.
At the age of 13 Russell joined the Merchant Navy, serving for eight years. The hardships of life at sea permanently... More > damaged his health, but provided him with material for a career as a writer. He wrote short stories, press articles, historical essays, biographies and a book of verse, but was best known for his novels, most of which were about life at sea. He maintained a parallel career as a journalist, principally as a columnist on nautical subjects for The Daily Telegraph.
Russell campaigned for better conditions for merchant seamen, and his work influenced reforms passed by Parliament to prevent unscrupulous ship-owners from exploiting their crews. His influence in this respect was acknowledged by the future King George V. Among Russell's other contemporary admirers were Herman Melville and Algernon Swinburne.< Less
The Legendary Chicken Sandwich
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Set down for the first time in living memory, this is the story of how the most famous rock and roll band in the world nearly came to Pembroke Castle. Richard Lloyd’s epic tale relates the... More > events leading up to the 1973 Rolling Stones concert at Pembroke Castle which almost took place. Based on the true story... apparently.< Less
How to Write Letters (Illustrated)
The forms for engraved invitations, announcements, and the like, and the styles of notepapers, addresses, monograms, and crests are by courtesy of the Bailey, Banks and Biddle Company, Brentano's,... More > and The Gorham Company. The Western Union Telegraph Company has been very helpful in the chapter on telegrams.< Less
The Story of the Pony Express
An account of the most remarkable mail service ever in existence, and its place in history.
The Pony Express was the first rapid transit and the first fast mail line across the North American... More > continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast. It was a system by means of which messages were carried swiftly on horseback across the plains and deserts, and over the mountains of the far West. It brought the Atlantic coast and the rapidly developing state of California ten days nearer to each other.
The Pony Express had only a brief existence, from April 1860 to October 1861, when it was supplanted by the trans-continental telegraph. Yet it was of the greatest importance in binding the East and West together at a time when overland travel was slow and cumbersome, and when a great national crisis made the rapid communication of news between these sections an imperative necessity.< Less