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[List of subscribers, ca. 1880, of] the Charleston Telephonic Exchange, [ca 1880]
    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2003

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Printed broadside, [ca. 1880], issued by the Charleston Telephonic Exchange—“This Exchange now has over 250 subscribers. The names of the subscribers, classified according to business, &c., are given below.” Signed in print by John D. Easterlin, Manager, Central Office, 135 East Bay, whose operation pledged to remain open "all night."

This broadside in pillar-print format lists 17 residential clients among the primarily commercial subscribers. Businesses appear grouped into categories of goods and services, including: cotton brokers; factors for cotton, rice, and naval stores; cotton presses; bakers; confectioners; photographers; shipbuilders; steamships; stevedores; wharf offices; factories/foundries; etc.



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