The history of the would be telegraph from 1752 up to about 1785. During a period when many dreamed of electric communications but did not have the resources or the means to start the revolution, they only had, and talked about, their far off dreams. This is part 1 of the 18th century electric telegraph false starts.
- Fahie, John Joseph, A History of Electric Telegraphy, to the Year 1837, London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1884 – Recommended!
- Electricity and the Electric Telegraph, Together with the Chemistry of the Stars; an Argument Touching the Stars and Their Inhabitants, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, George Wilson, 1852
- The Scots Magazine: Volume 15, Sands, Brymer, Murray and Cochran, 1753
- Notice de la vie et des écrits de George-Louis Le Sage, Genève, J. J. Paschoud, George-Louis Le Sage, 1805