Cyrus Field

1819–1892
Civilization: American — New York
   Field of Renown:  business — financier
Era:  Civil War

Field, Cyrus West, an American merchant and financier; born in Massachusetts, November 30, 1819; settled in New York, and in 1854 turned his attention to the subject of ocean telegraphs; obtaining an exelugive fifty-year charter from the Newfoundland Legislature, he successfully completed a line of ocean cable and telegraph between A merica and Europe by way of that island in 1866, him-self crossing the Atlantic more than fifty times in the prosecution of the enterprise. He was awarded a gold medal b7 Congress and another by the PariExposition. Died 1892. His brother, DAVID DUDLEY (1805-1894), gained eminence as a jurist; another brother, STEPHEN JOHNsox (born 1816), became Chief Justice of California, and in 1863 was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Died 1899.


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Laying the Atlantic Cable  in  America First—100 Stories from Our History  by  Lawton B. Evans
The Atlantic Cable  in  Story of the Great Republic  by  H. A. Guerber
Cyrus W. Field  in  Heroes of Progress in America  by  Charles Morris


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Cyrus Field
 in Builders of Our Country: Book II


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Guido of Arezzo Italian monk credited with inventing modern musical notation and techniques for memorizing tunes such as "do-re-mi" mnemonics.
Guido of Arezzo Italian monk credited with inventing modern musical notation and techniques for memorizing tunes such as "do-re-mi" mnemonics.
Guido of Arezzo Italian monk credited with inventing modern musical notation and techniques for memorizing tunes such as "do-re-mi" mnemonics.