Item MS-2-429, SF Box 41, Folder 25 - Signature of G. Marconi

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Signature of G. Marconi

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MS-2-429, SF Box 41, Folder 25

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  • 1902 (Creation)

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1 page (1 folder)

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Biographical history

Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) was an Italian inventor known as the father of long-distance radio transmission, and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Often credited as the inventor of radio, he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy. As an entrepreneur, businessman and founder of the The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in Britain in 1897, Marconi succeeded in making a commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists.

Custodial history

The signature was donated to the University Library by Dougald Macgillivray in 1935; it was accessioned by the Archives in 2010.

Scope and content

G. Marconi's signature, dated 1902, appears to have been cut or torn from the bottom of a letter. The folder also contains a photocopied excerpt from the President's Report for 1934-1935 in which the gift from Dr. Dougald Macgillivray is recognized.

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The signature is written on fragile and deteriorating acidic paper.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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See the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company fonds (MS-4-141).

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Preferred citation: Signature of G. Marconi, MS-2-429, SF Box 41, Folder 25, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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September 2012

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  • Box: MS-2-429, SF Box 41