1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862--Correspondence.

  1. Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944

    10,070 items. 74 containers plus 3 oversize. 18.6 linear feet. 36 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Artist and inventor. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers. Includes letters from Samuel Finley Breese Morse to his family describing his studies in England during the War of 1812 and his subsequent struggle to support himself as a portrait painter in the United States; correspondence and other papers relating to Morse's invention of the telegraph, lawsuits over patents, and his dispute with Joseph Henry who also claimed to have invented the telegraph.