Publisher Information: 1868.
Reuter, [Paul] Julius, Baron (1821-99). L.s. on the letterhead of Reuter's Telegram Company, Limited, to Latimer Clark. London, July 7, 1868. 1 page. 201 x 127 mm. Remains of mounting. Provenance: Latimer Clark.
After setting up a carrier-pigeon service between Aachen and Brussels, terminal points of the German and French-Belgian telegraph lines, Reuter, formerly known as Israel Beer Josaphat, founded in 1851 the international news agency that still bears his name. In connection with his business, which was originally a telegraphic news agency, Reuter had several cables of his own laid, and in 1865 obtained a concession on a submarine cable between France and the United States, which he agreed to operate jointly with the Anglo-American Telegraph Company. In his letter he asks Clark to give his opinion on the quality and durability of one of his telegraph cables. Origins of Cyberspace 183.Book Id: 40743