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The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1862-1939

contains correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting the invention of the telephone, his involvement in the first telephone company, family life, interest in the education of the deaf, and aeronautical and other scientific research. Included is his notebook containing the entry from March 10, 1876, describing the first successful experiment with the telephone, during which he spoke the famous words, "Mr. Watson, Come here, I want to see you." (Library of Congress)

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'Model of Bell's telephone.'  This model of Bell's first telephone is a duplicate of the instrument through which speech sounds were first transmitted electrically, 1875 on phone. Created/Publishe

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