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CYRUS W. FIELD - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/11/1888 - HFSID 156275

Manuscript Letter signed: "Cyrus W. Field", 1 p, 5½x9. New York, N.Y., 1888 June 11. On letterhead of the Washington Building to H. Van der Linde, Brooklyn. In full: "Yours of 8th instant received.…"

Price: $600.00

Condition: Lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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CYRUS FIELD. Manuscript Letter signed: "Cyrus W. Field", 1 p, 5½x9. New York, N.Y., 1888 June 11. On letterhead of the Washington Building to H. Van der Linde, Brooklyn. In full: "Yours of 8th instant received. If you will call some day about two o'clock to see me, I can give you an interview of a few minutes. Yours faithfully". Cyrus West Field (1819-1892), who amassed a fortune in the paper business, was chiefly responsible for the laying of the first submarine telegraph cable between the U.S. and Europe (1857-1866). In 1877, he resuscitated the New York City elevated system, which had been founded in 1870. The first urban rapid transit system in the U.S., it finally became popular in 1878. Lightly creased and soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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