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University of Connecticut University Libraries Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

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Southern New England Telephone Company:
The First Fifty Years, 1878-1928



Early Years




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The Early Years

New Haven District Telephone Company. List of Subscribers, February 21, 1878. A little more than 150 copies of the world's first telephone directory were printed but this is one of only two known to exist today. Telephone numbers did not come into use in Connecticut until 1889.

1878 New Haven District Telephone Company List of Subscribers