Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park, Nova Scotia: R64-14/1971E-PDF

"Although Alexander Graham Bell is best known to the world as the inventor of the telephone, his genius carried him much further into scientific research than most people realize. He made important contributions in medicine, aeronautics, marine engineering, genetics and eugenics. He did extensive research in electricity, in sound and in speech. He was a teacher and, perhaps above all, a great humanitarian. Born in Scotland in 1847, long-time resident of Canada, citizen of the United States of America, Alexander Graham Bell is a symbol of the internationality of his scientific achievement. He came to Canada in his early years and later went to the United States to pursue his career as a teacher and scientist. It was not long before he returned to Canada. Amid the rugged beauty of Cape Breton, so reminiscent of his Scottish homeland, he built and developed the estate known as "Beinn Bhreagh" on a headland across the bay from Baddeck. Beinn Bhreagh became his second home, and here he built the famous laboratory and workshops which produced so many of the items now displayed in this museum"--p. 1.

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Department/Agency Parks Canada. National and Historic Parks Branch.
Title Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park, Nova Scotia
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. Historical publication digitized from print, 2016 [for Parks Canada].
Date c1971.
Number of Pages 27 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R64-14/1971E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number QS-0950-000-EE-A-3
Subject Terms Historic sites, Inventions