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royal demonstration, 180-82
rumors about, 172
silent, 423
toy, 182
transcontinental, 399-401
water telephone, 195
“Telephone Conversation, A” (Twain), 161
telephone exchanges, 160, 161
telephone switchboards, 204, 257, 323
Tenedos,
241-42
Tennyson, Alfred Lord, 216
Terry, Ellen, 208
tetrahedral cells, 353-54, 430
tetrahedral tower, 361-63
“The Lord is my shepherd,” 57
“The Maple Leaf Forever,” 149
Thomas McMurdo and Company, 4
Thompson, Captain, 239, 240
Thompson, Charles, 249-51, 259, 308, 335,
342, 350, 359, 368, 414
Thomson, Lady, 170
Thomson, Sir William, 134, 136, 137, 138,
170, 354-55
thought transference, 254
Times, The,
182-83, 212
Toronto Globe,
24
Total Abstinence Fountain, 131
tower, tetrahedral, 361-63
Townes, Charles, 430
toys, 182, 323, 340
Traill, Catharine Parr, 20
transcontinental railroad, 255
transmitters, 193, 207
trees, 299
Trouve (dog), 16
True, Alfred, 60
True, Mary, 48, 59-61
True, Nathaniel P., 59
tuberculosis, 14-15, 17, 20, 259, 414
tubes, glass, 333
tuning forks, 14, 29, 73
Tutelo Heights, 22-23, 148-49
Twain, Mark, 161, 236, 254, 272, 392
Tyler, John, 26
Tyndall, John, 216-17
typhoid, 227

U

Ulysses
(Joyce), 428
undercarriage, steerable, 379
United States Postal Telegraph Company, 76
University of Edinburgh, 8, 13
University of Glasgow, 168-69
University of Heidelberg, 221
University of London, 17
U.S. Census Bureau, 273, 306
U.S. Congress, 27, 282-84, 397
U.S. Navy, 405, 408, 412
U.S. War Department, 338
U.S. Weather Bureau, 364

V

vacuum cleaners, 310
vacuum jacket, 223, 228, 333
Vail, Alfred, 26, 194
Van Buren, Martin, 27
Van Home, Sir William, 313
Venetian blinds, 388
vibration, 78, 254
vibration, sympathetic, 73-74
Victoria, Queen, 28, 180-82, 346
Vienna, 64-65
Visible Speech, 8-10, 126
public demonstrations, 133, 138, 216
as teaching method for the deaf, 17, 35-37,
38-40, 230
Visible Speech
(M. Bell), 9, 13
Volta, Alessandro, 26, 215, 273, 275-76
Volta Bureau, 273, 275-6, 390, 395
Volta Laboratory, 217, 230, 257, 273
Volta Prize, 215
Volta Review,
346, 395

W

Wagner, Richard, 132
Waite, Helen E., 279, 280
war dance, 31, 36, 124, 153
Warner, Charles Dudley, 235-36, 237, 238,
244, 254
Washington, D.C., 86-87, 205-9, 259, 260,
287, 306, 308, 329-30
Washington Monument, 205
Washington Post,
345
Washington Zoo, 279
water heater, 309
water telephone, 195
Watson, Thomas, 81, 94, 102, 162
Bell Telephone Company, 160, 165,
188-90, 189
in Canada, 188-90, 191
multiple telegraph, 83, 84-85, 88, 91
and patent disputes, 195, 197-98
public demonstrations, 157-58, 400-401
telephone, 92, 93, 122-24, 153, 172
Watt, James, 11
Watts, George Frederick, 208
Wednesday-evening get-togethers, 258-60,
269, 306, 323, 325-26, 331, 365, 395,
397, 407
Helen Keller at, 275, 277
weight, 177, 381, 414-15
Wellesley College, 306
Western Electric Company, 71
Western Union Corporation
versus Bell Telephone Company, 184, 193,
195-98
telegraph, 76-77, 129
telephone, 129, 184, 193, 194, 195-96
Western Union Telegraph Company, 28
Weston House, 13
“What hath God wrought?”, 26
whirligigs, 323
Whistler, James, 350
White, Robert, 149
White
Wing, 372-73
Wilber, Zenas F., 200
Williams, Charles, 82
Willie (dog), 215
Wilson, Eddie, 162
Wilson, Woodrow, 400, 407, 415-16
Winefield, Richard, 286
wing doping, 375, 379
wings, 319, 327
wing tips, 372-73
wing warping, 374.
See also
ailerons
wireless communication, 204, 397.
See also
photophone
women's rights, 151-52
World Exhibition, 130-39
World's Fair, 276, 278
World War I, 402, 405-7, 408-9
Wright, Orville, 249, 364-66, 366-67, 372,
373, 374, 376, 377, 378, 411
Wright, Wilbur, 249, 364-66, 366-67, 372,
373, 374, 376, 378,411

X

X-rays, 333^34

Y

“Yellow Wallpaper, The” (Gilman), 301
Young, Brigham, 152
Young, Casey, 200

Table of Contents

Half Title

Title

Copyright

CONTENTS

Dedication

PART I CIRCUITS AND CONNECTIONS 1847-1876

Chapter 1:The Great White Plague 1847-1870

Chapter 2:The Backwoods of Canada 1870

Chapter 3:Boston Bound 1871-1874

Chapter 4: A Brahmin Childhood 1857-1873

Chapter 5: Good Vibrations 1873-1875

Chapter 6:The Fateful “Twang” 1875

Chapter 7: Nantucket Passion 1875

Chapter 8: Patent No. 174,465 1875-1876

PART 2 THE STRUGGLE FOR BALANCE 1876-1889

Chapter 9: Ring for the Future 1876-1877

Chapter 10: London Life 1877-1878

Chapter 11: Litigation Battles 1878-1880

Chapter 12: Sad Losses, Failed Hopes 1880-1885

Chapter 13: Atlantic Adventures 1885-1887

Chapter 14: A Shifting Balance 1887-1889

Chapter 15: Helen Keller and the Politics of Deafness 1886-1896

PART 3 MONSTER KITES AND FLYING MACHINES 1889-1923

Chapter 16: Escape to Cape Breton 1889-1895

Chapter 17: Monster Kites 1895-1900

Chapter 18: Family Remains 1900-1906

Chapter 19: Bells Boys 1906-1909

Chapter 20: The Auld Chief 1909-1915

Chapter 21: The Last Hurrah 1915-1923

Epilogue: The Legacies of Alexander Graham Bell

Appendix: Patents Issued by the U.S. Patent Office to Alexander Graham Bell and His Associates

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Acknowledgments

Index

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