tel·e·gram   [tel-i-gram] noun, verb, -grammed, -gram·ming.
noun
1. a message or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2. to telegraph.

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ourpresidents:

The royal baby of 1948 —  On November 14, 1948, President and Mrs. Truman sent this telegram to Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip upon the birth of their son, Prince Charles.
-from the Truman Library

ourpresidents:

The royal baby of 1948 —  On November 14, 1948, President and Mrs. Truman sent this telegram to Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip upon the birth of their son, Prince Charles.

-from the Truman Library

todaysdocument:

Photograph of the wreckage of the USS MAINE, 1898

From the Series: Court of Inquiry into the Sinking of the USS Maine, 02/1898 - 03/1898

This telegram from the Key West Naval Station forwards word from Charles S. Sigsbee, Captain of the Maine about the destruction of his ship in Havana harbor on the evening of February 15, 1898, a pivotal event leading up to the Spanish-American War.  Read More about the legacy of the USS Maine at Prologue

politicspoetry:

“At last I know true meaning of rapture, Jackie is enshrined forever in my heart. Thanks mom and dad for making me worthy of her. Your loving son, Jack.”

politicspoetry:

“At last I know true meaning of rapture, Jackie is enshrined forever in my heart. Thanks mom and dad for making me worthy of her. Your loving son, Jack.”

baberuthfan:

Telegram from Babe’s publicist Christy Walsh to Babe’s widow Claire following Babe’s death. Dated August 16, 1948, it reads: There were just too many extra innings for Babe’s poor overworked heart. Thank God his suffering has ended. Please accept my sympathy. Sincerely, Christy Walsh.

baberuthfan:

Telegram from Babe’s publicist Christy Walsh to Babe’s widow Claire following Babe’s death. Dated August 16, 1948, it reads: There were just too many extra innings for Babe’s poor overworked heart. Thank God his suffering has ended. Please accept my sympathy. Sincerely, Christy Walsh.


September 2nd, 1955: Mamie Bradley, the mother of Emmett Till, sends this telegram to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, asking for his help to make sure that “justice is meted out” to those that killed her son. Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago, had come to Money, Mississippi to visit relatives. He was brutally murdered by two white men for allegedly acting “too friendly” with a white girl, and his mother requested an open-casket funeral so that people would see the effects of the prevalent racism in the South. Unfortunately, an all-white jury failed to convict the murderers after only a few minutes deliberation  and the men responsible later proudly confessed to the crime. The case was viewed as a turning point in the civil rights movement. Eisenhower, unlike many Republicans (and quite a few Democrats) of his time, strongly supported civil rights. (x)

September 2nd, 1955: Mamie Bradley, the mother of Emmett Till, sends this telegram to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, asking for his help to make sure that “justice is meted out” to those that killed her son. Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago, had come to Money, Mississippi to visit relatives. He was brutally murdered by two white men for allegedly acting “too friendly” with a white girl, and his mother requested an open-casket funeral so that people would see the effects of the prevalent racism in the South. Unfortunately, an all-white jury failed to convict the murderers after only a few minutes deliberation  and the men responsible later proudly confessed to the crime. The case was viewed as a turning point in the civil rights movement. Eisenhower, unlike many Republicans (and quite a few Democrats) of his time, strongly supported civil rights. (x)

ourpresidents:


“I wish you a most successful administration…”
-Herbert Hoover to Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932

On November 8, 1932, FDR won forty-two of the forty-eight states, an electoral vote margin of 472 to 59, and a popular vote of 22.8 million to Hoover’s 15.7 million.

ourpresidents:

“I wish you a most successful administration…”

-Herbert Hoover to Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932

On November 8, 1932, FDR won forty-two of the forty-eight states, an electoral vote margin of 472 to 59, and a popular vote of 22.8 million to Hoover’s 15.7 million.


November 26th, 1963: President Lyndon B. Johnson sends this telegram to Delaware Governor Elbert N. Carvel, thanking him for his support in the days following JFK’s assassination.

November 26th, 1963: President Lyndon B. Johnson sends this telegram to Delaware Governor Elbert N. Carvel, thanking him for his support in the days following JFK’s assassination.

todaysdocument:


Telegram from James Meredith to Robert Ellis, Registrar of the University of Mississippi, 1962

After a series of legal battles, James Meredith became the first African American accepted at the segregated University of Mississippi.  Backed by a Supreme Court ruling, he attempted to register at the Ole Miss campus in Oxford on September 20, 1962 but was personally blocked by Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.
Read more at Integrating Ole Miss from the John F. Kennedy Library

todaysdocument:

Telegram from James Meredith to Robert Ellis, Registrar of the University of Mississippi, 1962

After a series of legal battles, James Meredith became the first African American accepted at the segregated University of Mississippi.  Backed by a Supreme Court ruling, he attempted to register at the Ole Miss campus in Oxford on September 20, 1962 but was personally blocked by Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.

Read more at Integrating Ole Miss from the John F. Kennedy Library