Municipal Archives


​Petitions and Documents Regarding Telephone Poles, 1881-1890

Collection 1991-006​

Overview

Repository​​
Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorOffice of the Mayor
TitlePetitions and Documents Regarding Telephone Poles
Dates1881-1890
Quantity1.8 linear inch
AbstractDocuments regarding the installation regulation of telephone and telegraph services.
Identification1991-006
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

​Collection consists of eight hand-written manuscript documents regarding the installation regulation of telephone and telegraph services in the City of Dallas between 1881 and 1887. The items concern several issues, including requesting permission to erect telephone poles in the City of Dallas and amending an ordinance regulating telephone poles and wires.  Internal reports and recommendations regarding telephone regulation in the City also exist.

Documents are from Southwestern Telephone and Telegraph, Erie Telephone and Telegraph, and American District Telegraph Companies between 1881 and 1890.

Organization

​​​The collection is arranged chronologically.  

Access

​Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Citation

​Petitions and Documents Regarding Telephone Poles, 1881-1890 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related materials

None

Index terms

​Telephone -- Texas -- Dallas.
Telephone companies -- Texas -- Dallas – History

Container list

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11
Correspondence 1, 1881-1887
[Petition, Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company, March 29, 1881.
Petition, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, April 1, 1881.
Request to Amend Ordinance Regarding Telegraph, Telephones, & Electric Light Outside Fire Limits, D. A. Williams [Committee on Ordinances], July, 1882.
Petition, Citizens Group (Padgett Brothers etc.), September 5, 1882.
Petition, American District Telegraph Company, July 10, 1886.
Letter Regarding Painting Poles, Erie Telephone & Telegraph Company, June 28, 1887.
Report of Commissioner of Streets and Bridges Regarding Poles of Erie Telephone and Telegraph Company, July 2, 1887.
Report of Commissioner of Streets and Bridges Regarding Poles of Erie Telephone and Telegraph Company, July 9, 1887.]
 2
Correspondence 2, 1890
[Letter of acceptance of succession of the Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company to the property of the Erie Telegraph and Telephone Company.]