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Cyrus West Collection

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July 21st, 1865, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland)

The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland): Ships, the Great Eastern, H.M.S. Terrible, the Alby, the Medway and the William Cory, 1866

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify

The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify of the Arrival of the Cable Fleet on August 5th, 1858, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

Background imageCyrus West Collection: First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley
Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66

View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66
View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern: Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc. 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying

Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying the Cable of 1857, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats Laying the Earth Wire, July 21st, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction

Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company of Greenwich, 1865, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple

In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit

Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on May 23rd, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames

The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness

The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness: The Cable Passed from the Hulk to the Great Eastern, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable Reaches the Shore of Ireland, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works

The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work

September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work of laying, recovering, completing and testing the Atlantic Telegraph Cables of 1865 and 1866, 1866

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865

Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66

Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66
Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple for the Lost Cable, August 11th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Forge on Deck, Night of August 9th: Preparing the Iron Plating for Capstan, 1865-66

The Forge on Deck, Night of August 9th: Preparing the Iron Plating for Capstan, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Paying-out Machinery in the Stern of the Great Eastern, 1865

The Paying-out Machinery in the Stern of the Great Eastern, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Getting Out One of the Large Buoys for Launching, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Getting Out One of the Large Buoys for Launching, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: H. M. S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line

H. M. S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line
H.M.S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out, 1865-66

Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Cliffs, Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the Point at Which the Shore-end of the Cable

The Cliffs, Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the Point at Which the Shore-end of the Cable was Landed on July 22nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Launching the Buoy from the Bow of the Great Eastern on August 8th, 1865, 1865-66

Launching the Buoy from the Bow of the Great Eastern on August 8th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Getting Out One of the Great Buoys: The Deck of the Great Eastern Looking From

Getting Out One of the Great Buoys: The Deck of the Great Eastern Looking From the Forecastle, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: View of the Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern, 1865-66

View of the Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: View, Looking Aft, from the Port Paddle Box of the Great Eastern, Showing the Trough

View, Looking Aft, from the Port Paddle Box of the Great Eastern, Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc. 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Deck of the Great Eastern, the Cable Trough, etc. 1866, 1865-66

Deck of the Great Eastern, the Cable Trough, etc. 1866, 1865-66

Background imageCyrus West Collection: News Received Through the Atlantic Cable From All Parts of the World, etc. 1866

News Received Through the Atlantic Cable From All Parts of the World, etc. 1866

Background imageCyrus West Collection: The Albany Buoying a Bight of the Cable of 1865 on the Night of August 26th, 1866, 1866

The Albany Buoying a Bight of the Cable of 1865 on the Night of August 26th, 1866, 1866

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Cyrus W. Field, 1879. Creator: Daniel Huntington

Cyrus W. Field, 1879. Creator: Daniel Huntington
Cyrus W. Field, 1879

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Cyrus West Field, American businessman and financier, c1849 (1955)

Cyrus West Field, American businessman and financier, c1849 (1955). It was through Fields (1819-1892) suggestion and financial aid that the first Atlantic cable was laid

Background imageCyrus West Collection: Cyrus W Field, American financier, c19th century

Cyrus W Field, American financier, c19th century


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