- helio- + -gram (Wiktionary)
“On the 21st a heliogram from Hudson informed me that Gough's brigade was expected the next day; but as it had been found necessary to drop his Cavalry at the several posts he passed on the way for their better protection, I deemed it expedient to send him the 12th Bengal Cavalry, for he had to pass through some fairly open country near Butkhak, where they might possibly be of use to him.”
“Just then my mind was considerably relieved by a heliogram from Baker informing me that he was on his way back to Kabul.”
“Brigadier-General Massy was informed, in reply to his heliogram, that Baker would be despatched at once to drive the enemy from their position and force them to fall back upon the Cavalry, upon which”
“I sent him a heliogram saying that we were a small party of British in danger of capture, and asking that an escort should be sent to bring us in.”
“It is true a heliogram to-day tells us there are seventy-four big waggons waiting at Frere for our relief -- milk, vegetables, forage, eleven waggons of rum, fifty cases of whisky, 5,000 cigarettes, and so on.”
“I tried to make up by getting another short heliogram through, but the sun was uncertain, and the receivers on the distant mountain sulky and wayward.”
“My time was occupied in getting off a brief heliogram, and sending out another Kaffir with news of Saturday's defence.”
“A heliogram came from Buller to say all was going well, and in this evening's Orders we were officially informed that relief is "within measurable distance.”
“Soon after midday a heliogram came through from Buller, saying he had severely defeated the enemy yesterday, and believed them to be in full retreat.”
“General Buller, although he had been officially informed that White had provisions for seventy days, sent a heliogram advising the surrender of the garrison.”
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