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United Kingdom Telegraph Co

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1851 The United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company was established by Act of Parliament but did not become operational until July 1860.

1869 It was argued by a shareholder of London and Provincial Telegraph Co that the Acts of Parliament to enable take-over by the Post Office as a going concern only applied to 3 companies (Electric and International Telegraph Co, British and Irish Magnetic Telegraphic Co, and United Kingdom Telegraph Co) but not the London and Provincial[1].

1870 Taken over by the Post Office

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 29 December 1869