Autograph fragments in the hand of Edward B. Bright, engineer (inc. submarine cable)

Edward B. Bright [Edward Brailsford Bright], brother of Charles Tilston Bright (engineers, inv. submarine telegraph).
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Two fragments: ONE: Half of a letter, 11 x 10cm, tipped onto album page, fair conditionn, text as follows: "PS | We expected some difficulty in carrying out the Telegraph between Europe and America - but are notr at all disappointed with the present stoppage - Bruce's spider made many swings beforee he fatened his liune to the other side. - Weshall make anther swing next May or JUne - then [underlined] I think we shall get over [small loss her?] In the meantime we are busy in the Mediterranean and towards the East. TWO: fragment, roughly 11 x3cm, tipped onto the same album page, with residue of tex as follows, "stronger than he was [part of word] ten years ago - walks with one stick sometimes with none.- With best regards to yourself and family circle Yours [?] Edward B. Bright." With newspaper clipping dating from the 50th anniversary of the landing of the cable at Valentia etc (1908) with an account of the achievement of a connection between Europe and the USA.