Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell honors and tributes include honors bestowed upon him and awards named for him.

Alexander Graham Bell received numerous tributes during his life, and new awards were subsequently named for him posthumously.[1]

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 16, 1847.

Major awards and tributes

Among those tributes:

An official government patent document, with a red ribbon and legal seal attached to its left margin.
The master telephone patent, awarded to Bell in March 1876.
A grizzly and well-dressed Alexander Graham Bell sits at a desk talking over antique telephone, surrounded by numerous business executives and news reporters, who are witnessing a historic event, in the atrium of a large corporate building.
Bell ceremoniously inaugurating the New York to Chicago telephone line, 1892
A bearded and elderly man dressed in a formal graduation robe posing with two female university representatives.
Bell receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, University of Edinburgh, 1906.
A nineteenth century wooden rural home of some elegance, with a British Ensign flag mounted from its veranda.
Melville House at the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, his first home in Canada, opened as a museum in 1910 in Brantford, Ontario.
A ceremonial invitation card inscribed in formal print, addressed to Alexander Graham Bell, inviting him to a formal inauguration.
Invitation to Bell to inaugurate the first U.S. transcontinental telephone line, 1915.
A majestic, broad monument with figures mounted on pedestals to its left and right sides. Along the main portion of the monument are five figures mounted on a broad casting, including a man reclining, plus four floating classical female figures representing Inspiration, Knowledge, Joy, and Sorrow.
The Bell Telephone Memorial, commemorating the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell. The monument, paid by public subscription and sculpted by W.S. Allward, was dedicated by the Governor General of Canada, Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire with Dr. Bell in The Telephone City's Alexander Graham Bell Gardens in 1917. Included on the main tableau are figures representing Man, the inventor, Inspiration whispering to Man, his power to transmit sound through space, as well as Knowledge, Joy, and Sorrow. (Courtesy: Brantford Heritage Inventory, City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada)

Other citations, honours and awards

Other posthumous tributes

"[The Government expresses] to you our sense of the world's loss in the death of your distinguished husband. It will ever be a source of pride to our country that the great invention, with which his name is immortally associated, is a part of its history. On the behalf of the citizens of Canada, may I extend to you an expression of our combined gratitude and sympathy."[1]
"The announcement of your eminent husband’s death comes a great shock to me. In common with all of his countrymen, I have learned to revere him as one of the great benefactors.... and among the foremost Americans of all generations. He will be mourned and honored by human kind everywhere as one who served it greatly, untiringly and usefully"[1]
Inscribed marker at Bell's birthplace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A.G. Bell US postage stamp issue of 1940
An image of darkened brass historical plaque with a streak of green corrosion running down it, mounted on the exterior side of a brick building.
Historical plaque marker in Washington, D.C., marks one of the sites used by Bell and Tainter's Photophone.
Bell statue dedicated in 1949, in the front portico of the Bell Telephone Building of Brantford, Ontario.
A My Fair Lady movie poster, in which Bell's works are quoted. The inspiration for the Professor Higgins character was Bell's father Alexander Melville Bell, who was introduced by Melville's brother to playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Museum, opened in 1956 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, near to the Bells' private estate and burial site.
The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, for meritorious achievements in telecommunications. (Photo courtesy: IEEE)
Parks Canada plaque at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, adjacent to the A.G. Bell Museum on the same site
The Walk of Fame 'Bell Star' on Toronto's Simcoe Street
Commemorative marker at 109 Court Street in Boston, where Bell and Watson transmitted their first harmonic 'twang' in 1875.
Cambridge, MA plaque commemorating a three hour telephone conversation by Watson, with Bell in Boston, on October 9, 1876.
"From the top floor of this building • Was sent on June 3, 1880 • Over a beam of light to 1325 'L' Street • The first wireless telephone message • In the history of the world. • The apparatus used in sending the message • Was the Photophone invented by • Alexander Graham Bell • inventor of the telephone • This plaque was placed here by • Alexander Graham Bell Chapter • Telephone Pioneers of America..."; (1947)

Honorary names of schools, organizations, awards, and placenames

A number of schools, institutes, organizations, academic scholarships, awards, and places have been named in honour of Bell. A number of historic sites and other marks also commemorate both him and the first telephone company buildings. Among them are:

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New Zealand


South Africa



The Netherlands

United Kingdom

One of two markers at Bell's birthplace, 14 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Courtesy: Kim Traynor)

United States

Alexander Graham Bell in popular culture

In fiction

In music

In film and TV

An actor portraying Bell speaking into an early model telephone for a 1926 promotional film by AT&T.

Other references to Bell's corporate namesakes

Corporate namesakes

Further information: Bell System § Subsidiaries

The "Bell" trademark has been used, and is still in use, with a variety of telephone companies in North America and around the world, including:

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  2. ^ Groundwater, Jennifer (2005) Alexander Graham Bell: The Spirit of Invention, p. 35. Altitude Publishing, Calgary ISBN 1-55439-006-0. Note: Bell was thrilled at his recognition by the Six Nations Reserve and throughout his life would launch into a Mohawk war dance when he was excited, as he did in Boston the day he succeeded in conducting the world's first communication by an electric telephone;
  3. ^ Grosvenor, 1997. p. 12.
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  7. ^ De Land, Fred (1906) Notes on the Development of the Telephone, Popular Science, November 1906, pp. 427–438.
  8. ^ Sammartino McPherson, Stephanie; Butler, Tad. Alexander Graham Bell, Lerner Publications, 2007, p. 28, ISBN 0-8225-7606-6, ISBN 978-0-8225-7606-8. Quote: "Dom Pedro had [previously] met Alec at a school for the deaf in Boston. When the emperor greeted Alec, the [other] judges took note. They wanted to see what the emperor's friend had invented;"
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  11. ^ Exhibition... : Volumes 12-13, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, 1874 (sic), pp. 170–171. Note: a lengthy citation is provided on the significance of Bell's telephone, which is immediately followed by the citation for Edison's transmitter.
  12. ^ New York Times (1878) Current Topics Abroad, N.Y. Times, October 24, 1878. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
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  17. ^ Volta Prize of the French Academy Awarded to Prof. Alexander Graham Bell, September 1, 1880, retrieved 2009-04-05 from Library of Congress -Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers;
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  21. ^ Letter from Mabel Hubbard Bell, February 27, 1880, retrieved 2009-04-05 from Library of Congress -Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers. N.B.: last line of the typed note refers to the future disposition of award funds: "....and thus the matter lay till the paper turned up. He intends putting the full amount into his Laboratory and Library".
  22. ^ Gore, James Howard (1920) American Legionnaires of France, W.F. Roberts Co., Washington, 1920. Retrieved 2009-03-09. Note: Bell was "Created Officier November 11, 1881..."; his then current address (presumably when the book of 1920 was published) was: 1331 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C.
  23. ^ Certificate: Ordre National de la Légion D'Honneur Library of Congress: Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Washington, D.C., retrieved 2009-04-05 (not the actual certificate, but a note referring to it).
  24. ^ Decree of the French Republic, 10 November 1881, (hardcopy). Note that the same decree awarded German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz with the designation of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor. Bell was referenced as #2190 on the decree, Helmholtz was referenced as #2173, and fellow inventor Thomas Edison, who also exhibited at the fair, was reference #1291 (sic) on p. 4 (not shown). The decree preamble cited "for services provided to the Congress and to the International Electrical Exhibition";
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  30. ^ "Illinois College: Honorary Degrees Conferred". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
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  33. ^ Directory of the Washington Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Societies: Comprising the Anthropological, Biological, Chemical, Entomological, Geographic, Geological, Historical, Medical, and Philosophical Societies, Washington Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 1903.
  34. ^ University of Edinburgh: Graduation Ceremonial, Library of Congress Manuscript Division: Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, retrieved 2009-04-05.
  35. ^ University of Edinburgh: convocation request Library of Congress, retrieved 2009-04-05;
  36. ^ Certificate from the Senatus Academicus of the University of Edinburgh to Alexander Graham Bell, February 4, 1905, Library of Congress Manuscript Division: Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, retrieved 2009-04-05.
  37. ^ Grosvenor, 1997. p. 13.
  38. ^ Note: there are conflicting years cited in the various references for this degree, however only the Queen's University year is shown.
  39. ^ a b Interference Case in the U. S. Patent Office, THE AERIAL EXPERIMENT ASSOCIATION versus MYERS: Deposition of Alexander Graham Bell, Reprinted from The Beinn Bhreagh Recorder Vol.XVII No.10, pp. 195–221, retrieved from the U.S. Library of Congress 2009-04-05. Note: Although Queen's University (in Kingston, Ontario) is cited, Bell inaccurately identified it as 'Kingston' University (or College) during his legal deposition.
  40. ^ Queen's University: Queen's Encyclopedia: Honorary Degrees; Queen's University website. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  41. ^ Pay Us a Call at Melville House!, Brantford, ON: Bell Homestead National Historic Site website.
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  47. ^ Invitation from Theodore N. Vail to Alexander Graham Bell to Attend Ceremonies Marking the Completion of the Transcontinental Telephone System Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Bell Family Papers;
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  51. ^ Chicago Tribune. School Board Decides To Hold All Vacant Land, Chicago Tribune, October 1, 1915, p. 11 (subscription).
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  87. ^ Walters, Eric (1999) The Hydrofoil Mystery, Viking/Allen Lane, February 1999, ISBN 0-670-88186-4, ISBN 978-0-670-88186-4;
  88. ^ Thompson's song Archived 2007-12-23 at the Wayback Machine The song mentions Bell's work with discs rather than cylinders, the hydrofoil, his work with the deaf, the invention of the respirator and several other of Bell's achievements.
  89. ^ Alcatel Shanghai Bell Is Now Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Retrieved 2009-05-06;
  90. ^ Pizer 2009, p. 122
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  94. ^ Success for Bell’s new company, Ericsson website. Retrieved 24 November 2009;
  95. ^ Bell of Japan Launched Network Videophone Project in Shenyang; AsiaInfo, August 23, 2003;
  96. ^ a b Harwit, Eric China's Telecommunications Revolution, Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN 0-19-923374-8, ISBN 978-0-19-923374-8;


Further reading

  • Alexander Graham Bell (booklet). Halifax, Nova Scotia: Maritime Telegraph & Telephone Limited, 1979.
  • Bruce, Robert V. Bell: Alexander Bell and the Conquest of Solitude. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-8014-9691-8.
  • Black, Harry. Canadian Scientists and Inventors: Biographies of People who made a Difference. Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers Limited, 1997. ISBN 1-55138-081-1.
  • Dunn, Andrew. Alexander Graham Bell (Pioneers of Science series). East Sussex, UK: Wayland (Publishers) Limited, 1990. ISBN 1-85210-958-0.
  • Eber, Dorothy Harley. Genius at Work: Images of Alexander Graham Bell. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982. ISBN 0-7710-3036-3.
  • Grosvenor, Edwin S. and Morgan Wesson. Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone. New York: Harry N. Abrahms, Inc., 1997. ISBN 0-8109-4005-1.
  • Groundwater, Jennifer. Alexander Graham Bell: The Spirit of Invention. Calgary: Altitude Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-55439-006-0.
  • Mackay, James. Sounds Out of Silence: A life of Alexander Graham Bell. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing Company, 1997. ISBN 1-85158-833-7.
  • MacKenzie, Catherine. Alexander Graham Bell. Boston: Grosset and Dunlap, 1928. ISBN 978-0-7661-4385-2.
  • Matthews, Tom L. Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1999. ISBN 0-7922-7391-5.
  • Micklos, John Jr. Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor of the Telephone. New York: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd., 2006. ISBN 978-0-06-057618-9.
  • Parker, Steve. Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone(Science Discoveries series). New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-7910-3004-0.
  • Petrie, A. Roy. Alexander Graham Bell. Don Mills, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, 1975. ISBN 0-88902-209-7.
  • Phillips, Allan. Into the 20th Century: 1900/1910 (Canada's Illustrated Heritage). Toronto: Natural Science of Canada Limited, 1977. ISBN 0-919644-22-8.
  • Ross, Stewart. Alexander Graham Bell (Scientists who Made History series). New York: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 2001. ISBN 0-7398-4415-6.
  • Shulman, Seth. The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Bell's Secret. New York: Norton & Company, 2008. ISBN 978-0-393-06206-9.
  • Town, Florida. Alexander Graham Bell. Toronto: Grolier Limited, 1988. ISBN 0-7172-1950-X.
  • Tulloch, Judith. The Bell Family in Baddeck: Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel Bell in Cape Breton. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, 2006. ISBN 978-0-88780-713-8.
  • Walters, Eric. The Hydrofoil Mystery. Toronto: Puffin Books, 1999. ISBN 0-14-130220-8.
  • Webb, Michael, ed. Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor of the Telephone. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: Copp Clark Pitman Ltd., 1991. ISBN 0-7730-5049-3.
  • Wing, Chris. Alexander Graham Bell at Baddeck. Baddeck, Nova Scotia: Christopher King, 1980.