Hi all I am a budding author who is at the early stages of a new book. My father was a telegram boy in 1935 and I've chosen a character based on him, and I would like to know as much as possible how the telegram service worked at this time. Unfortunately he passed away a couple of years ago. Although he told me a little there is not enough information to be accurate. So if anyone could help me I would be most grateful. I need to know things like how much per word, short cuts, how the system worked and any stories that you think would be funny or interesting.