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    Alexander Graham Bell Typed Letter Signed. 8.5" x 11", Washington, D.C., March 20, 1916. Letter is addressed to "My dear Mrs Wm H Loveland". One of the pioneers of the creation of the telephone, Bell is one of the most well known icons of modern science. His fascination with speech and sound encouraged him to study and eventually become a teacher of elocution (diction and the control of voice) and music. Interestingly, Bell is also credited with building the first metal detector. When President Garfield was assassinated in 1881, Bell quickly put together a crude metal detector to help the Garfield's doctors find the bullet. Due to the metal bed frame the president was laying on, the machine malfunctioned and was initially declared a failure. Letter is typed on Bell's personal stationery and signed in Bell's hand. Minor creasing but text is clear with no signs of age or fading. Overall, piece is in very fine condition.



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    October, 2008
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