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Telegraph and Telephone Conferences

International Telegraph Conference (Paris, 1890)

16 May - 21 June 1890 - Paris, France

The regulations for the international service and the tables of international tariffs were revised and annexed to the International Telegraph Convention, St. Petersburg (1875) were revised at this administrative conference.

The International Bureau of Telegraph Administrations was asked to prepare an official vocabulary for correspondence in conventional language.

A system of delivering telegrams to a private address by telephone was introduced.
International Telegraph Conference (Paris, 1890)
    • Convention télégraphique internationale de St-Pétersbourg et Règlement et tarifs y annexés (Paris, 1890)
    • Documents de la Conférence télégraphique internationale (Paris, 1890)


Mr. De Selves, Director-General of Posts and Telegraph (France)

Countries participating




    List of participants

    • Liste des participants de la Conférence télégraphique internationale (Paris, 1890)

Library Catalogue

  • Link to the ITU Library Catalogue (Paris, 1890)