Sheet music. 12 1/2" x 10". 1857. 5pp Complete. Good graphic lithograph cover.

In 1854 a Canadian engineer interested Cyrus Field in laying a cable from St. John's, Newfoundland, to the Canadian mainland. This would speed receipt of European news by several days. While studying a globe, Field decided the cable should be extended to Ireland. Laying the Canadian cable took two and a half years. By that time Field had organized companies in the United States and Great Britain to raise funds for an Atlantic cable between the