Created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean
Desirable 1863 letter written to James T. Ames, head of the famous Ames Mfg. Co., regarding the Williams bullet!
(1819-92) Born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, he was a famous American businessman and financier who created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858.
7 1/2 x 9 3/4, in ink, Civil War date letter signed. Written to James T. Ames, head of the famous Ames Mfg. Co. regarding the Williams bullet!
New York, Jany. 6, 1863
My dear Sir,
Your letter of 2nd ultimo was received by me just as I was leaving London for home.
The interest in the Williams Bullet which I offered to you, and which you declined, was purchased by other parties, but when I see them will ascertain whether they will sell any portion.
It will give me pleasure to se you when in New York.
Very truly your friend,
Cyrus W. Field
[to] James T. Ames, Esq.
Light age toning and wear. Very minor paper loss at lower left corner of the letter which does not affect any of the content.
Very interesting war date letter from Cyrus W. Field to James T. Ames regarding the Williams bullet which was used during the Civil War.
James T. Ames (1810-83) was the head of the Ames Manufacturing Company from 1847-1874. Their historic sword and armament factory was located at 5-7 Springfield Street, Chicopee, Mass.
* Comes with a newspaper clipping from the Chester Times, Chester, Pa., dated Wednesday, July 13, 1892, announcing the death of Cyrus W. Field. The article also includes an illustration of Mr. Field.