Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
50 mail sacks, containing more than 200,000 checks representing April 1922 dividend payments on American Telephone and Telegraph Company stock, leaving the company's building at 195 Broadway for the post office
Richmond Barnes Williams (1903-1986) was an American business executive and world traveler. He worked in the Long Lines Dept. of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company from 1926 until his retirement in 1968. He traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Travel journals of Williams are in the form of original typescript copies arranged in chronological order and they record every aspect of his travels from their inception and planning to the return home. Journals of trips abroad begin with his trip, 1925-1926, to Great Britain and the Continent. Succeeding trips took him to most of the countries of Europe, North Africa, the Near East, Central Asia, and the Far East. His travels in North America were mainly in the period of 1930s to 1950s.
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
Scope and Contents note Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.