Bell, Alexander Melville (1819-1905)

Bell, Alexander Melville (1819-1905), born at Edinburgh, established himself there as a teacher of elocution, but in 1865 removed to London, and in 1870 to Canada, settling finally at Washington. Of his numerous works connected with Phonetics may be mentioned Visible Speech (1867). His son, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the inventor of the telephone, was born at Edinburgh, and was educated at the High School there, and in Germany, taking his Ph. D. at Wurzburg. He went also to Canada, and at Boston devoted himself to the teaching of deaf-mutes and to spreading his father's system of ' Visible Speech.' His inventions of the articulating Telephone in 1872-76, t the photophone hi 1880, of the Grapliophone in 1887, and of kindred instruments, brought him wealth and fame.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 85.

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