MG 474 - Telegraph Printing Company Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains primarily publications by the Telegraph Printing Company over the years from 1878 to 1936. They include:

Last Will and Testament of George Frey, Deceased, 1878

Small tablet advertising the types of printing available from the Press

The Harrisburg Telegraph Year Book and Almanac, 1912

Floods and High Water - 1936

Pennsylvania's New Capitol, 1906 (4 copies)

State Capitol of Pennsylvania, 1907

Centennial Edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph, 1931

Background

The Telegraph was founded in 1831 by Theophilus Fenn and published by Fenn and James Wallace until 1843. It was published by various entities until 1901 when it was published by the Telegraph Printing Company with E. J. Stackpole as president. Records indicate it was first issued from a printing office on Market Street near Third, and later occupied various other buildings until it was moved to the property on Federal Square in April, 1905 where the Telegraph annex had been erected in the rear of an old building whose site was later occupied by the new Telegraph building.

Date(s): 1878-1936

Extent: 5 folders, 8 enclosures