Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922

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Birth 1847-03-03
Death 1922-08-02
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Inventor and educator.

From the description of Check, 1918 Feb. 11. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70954428

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor and educator, and members of the related Bell, Fairchild, Grosvenor, and Hubbard families.

From the description of Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979893

Inventor Alexander Graham Bell became a member of the American Philsophical Society in 1882.

From the guide to the Address, May 7, 1909, delivered before the American Philosophical Society, 1909, (American Philosophical Society)

American inventor of the telephone and educator of the deaf.

From the description of ALS, 1883 January 28 : Washington, D.C., to Thomas Sanders. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17308366

American inventor and the president of the National Geographic Society.

From the description of Letters, 1902-1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80013352

Alexander Graham Bell was an inventor.

From the description of Address, May 7, 1909, delivered before the American Philosophical Society. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464697

Scientist and inventor of the telephone; b. in Scotland; naturalized American; lived in Washington, D.C., and Nova Scotia; involved in the education of the deaf.

From the description of Alexander Graham Bell collection, 1879-1920. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70971141

Biographical Notes

Alexander Graham Bell

  • 1847, Mar. 3: Born, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1868 - 1870 : Attended University College,London, England
  • 1870: Emigrated with his parents to Canada
  • 1871 - 1878 : Instructed teachers in the use of visible speech in a number of educational institutions in the Boston, Mass., area
  • 1873 - 1876 : In charge of the education of a deaf child, George Sanders Engaged in experiments leading to the invention of a phonautograph, a multiple telegraph, and an electric speaking telegraph or telephone
  • 1876, Mar. 10: Bell's telephone transmitted its first intelligible complete sentence
  • 1877: Married Mabel Gardiner Hubbard
  • 1880: Received the Volta Prize and established the Volta Laboratory,Washington, D.C.
  • 1883: Established the publication Science in cooperation with Gardiner G. Hubbard
  • 1891: Began experiments to develop motor-powered heavier-than-air craft
  • 1898: Began experiments which led to the development of tetrahedral kites
  • 1898 - 1903 : President, National Geographic Society
  • 1898 - 1922 : Regent, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1907: Founded the Aerial Experiment Association
  • 1908: Began development of the hydrodrome (hydrofoil)
  • 1922, Aug. 2: Beinn Bhreagh Beinn Bhreagh Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada Died, Beinn Bhreagh, near Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

Alexander Melville Bell

  • 1819, Mar. 1: Born, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1843 - 1865 : Teacher of elocution
  • 1844: Married Eliza Grace Symonds (died 1897)
  • 1849: Published A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution (Edinburgh: the author. 311 pp.)
  • 1867: Published Visible Speech: The Science of Universal Alphabetics (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 126 pp.)
  • 1868: Canada Canada United States United States Lectured in Canada and the United States
  • 1870: Emigrated to Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where he became professor of elocution at Queens College, Kingston
  • 1881: Moved to the United States
  • 1885: Elected fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1898: Married Harriet Guess Shibley
  • 1905, Aug. 7: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1834-1970, (bulk 1855-1922), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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