From the Boston Evening Transcript, Tuesday, August 30, 1892, pg. 3
F.N. Gisborne, Superintendent of the Government Telegraph Service, died at Ottawa last night. Mr. Gisborne was seventy years of age and well known in the scientific world for his contributions to electric discovery. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, active an active part in its deliberations, particularly in his own specialty, upon which he was considered an able authority. Mr. Gisborne laid the first cable between Newfoundland and Cape Breton. The following year he visited New York and interested Cyrus W. Field in the Atlantic Cable project.
From the Quebec Saturday Budget, September 3, 1892
OTTAWA, Aug 30 - F.N. Gisborne, Superintendent of the Government Telegraph Service, died at his residence at 12 o'clock last night. He was the author of the Atlantic cable and enjoyed the distinction of having laid the first submarine cable between Cape Breton and Newfoundland nearly forty years ago. He it was who first interested Cyrus W. Field in the Atlantic Cable project. Mr. Gisborne gave Field the benefit of his professional services and took a leading part in organizing the first company. Unfortunately, however, he never enjoyed any financial reward and he always contended that he had been badly treated by the cable promoters. About fifteen years ago the government availed itself of his services to complete a scheme of telegraphic communication along the Gulf Coast. This he carried out and had ever since managed the entire system, having his headquarters at Ottawa. A week ago he returned from his regular tour of inspection along the Gulf coast feeling somewhat weak, and although his health appeared shattered, it was thought up to yesterday morning that he might recover. then a relapse occurred and death intervened at midnight. Mr. Gisborne was well known in the scientific word for his contributions to electric discoveries. Four sons and two daughters constitute the family.
Frederic Newton Gisborne
engineer & Electrician
born at Broughton, England 8 March 1824
died at Ottawa, 30 August 1892
the original prime mover in Atlantic Telegraphy.
and his wife
our dear mother
1837 - 1928
blessed are they that die in the Lord.
Anne Pratt Gisborne