Gisborne, Frederick Newton
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0.001 meter(s) 1 album (102 photographs) b&w;
Frederick Newton Gisborne (1824-1892) was born at Broughton in England. He emigrated to Canada in 1845 and farmed for two years near Eustache, Lower Canada. He became a telegraph operator in the Montreal Telegraph Company and was a pioneer in the development of telegraphy in North America. In 1879 he was appointed superintendent of the Canadian government telegraph and signal service. He was the inventor of many electrical and signalling devices. British passport issued to Gisborne, 25 June 1859. Original, 1 page. Album of photographs compiled by Frederick Gisborne or a member of his family documenting his career as a businessman involved in telegraphic communication, as a mining engineer, and as an inventor.