GREEN, NORVIN
Green had been involved in the early formative years of this company and in 1853, the New Orleans & Ohio Telegraph and the Louisville and New Orleans telegraph companies merged after a period of ruinous competition. Shortly after, Green and a group of other businessmen leased these lines for operation. A series of consolidations in the industry ultimately led to the formation of Western Union Telegraph which served the entire United States - an idea that Green was amongst the first to support. A truly important individual in the development of the telegraph industry.

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A New Orleans And Ohio Telegraph Lessees Stock Signed By Norvin Green As President

 GREEN, NORVIN
NORVIN GREEN. (1818-1893).Physician; Legislator; Telegraph pioneer, becoming president of Western Union. Green had been involved in the early formative years of this company and in 1853, the New Orleans & Ohio Telegraph and the Louisville and New Orleans telegraph companies merged after a period of ruinous competition. Shortly after, Green and a group of other businessmen leased these lines for operation. A series of consolidations in the industry ultimately led to the formation of Western Union Telegraph which served the entire United States-an idea that Green was amongst the first to support. A truly important individual in the development of the telegraph industry.

1858, Louisville. Certificate for 100 shares of the New Orleans and Ohio Telegraph Lessees signed by "N. Green" as president. Black on white paper. Two vignettes of allegorical woman and one of an early steam locomotive passing a boat in a canal. Pen and cut cancelled. Light soiling, wrinkling and pinholes and in very good condition.

Catalog: # AM-0546
State: Louisiana
Topic: Telephone & Telegraph
Price: $450.00