Book Title: Sketches, Old and New, Together with an Address Entitled "From Franklin to Edison"Author: Walter P. Phillips (John Oakum)Publishing: New York: George Munro's Sons, 1897Pages: 200
Walter P. Phillips (1846-1920) was an American journalist, telegraph operator, and businessman who became head of the United Press. He created a shorthand system of telegraphy which greatly sped up the transmission of information in the United States and around the world. He wrote pieces under the pen name of John Oakum, and here was published a collection of his writings, about telegraphy and other subjects.
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