Cyrus Field and Party at Valentia, Ireland

Title

Cyrus Field and Party at Valentia, Ireland

Abstract

Date

5-Jun-85

Transcription

Recto: No text.
Verso: "Cyrus Field and party selecting the location for landing the shore end of the cable on the Coast of Valentia. Sunday afternoon, June 5." "This is almost as important as laying the cable itself and Mr. Field traversed the island time and again before deciding on the matter a smooth water and sandy bottom being necessary for the safety of the cable." "1 Cyrus W. Field" "2 Knight of Kerry ( A [?])" "3 C. F. Varley Asst. Electrician to Atlantic Telegraph Co" "4 B. Wardlock Supt in Ireland of the Atlantic Co" "5 John Temple Engineer to the Telegraph and Maintenance Co London" "See Farrell's letters to the Herald, J.B." "The shore end of the cable will be carried out to sea about 15 miles and there buryed [sic] until the arrival of the Great Eastern when it will be connected with the Main Line. Consequently the ship will not come within sight of Valencia."

Condition

Tattered, corners missing.

Medium

graphite on paper

Dimensions

13" x 9.5."

Genre

Drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

51.9107738, -10.3548996

Source

Original drawing location: TAC-JB-GB-6-5-65-2 (Box 11).

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4801

Ref. Number

(Becker)TAC-JB-GB-6-5-65-2

Collection

Citation

Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910, “Cyrus Field and Party at Valentia, Ireland,” The Becker Collection, accessed March 7, 2021, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2225.