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BOX 1-52  REEL 1-26 General Correspondence and Related Documents, 1793-1877
Family, personal, and business letters sent and received, supplemented by clippings, drawings, contracts and agreements, drafts of writings, notes, and receipts.
Arranged in groupings of bound volumes and unbound letters and chronologically therein.
BOX REEL 1 Bound volumes
1793, July 2-1807, Dec. 2
BOX REEL 1 1807, Dec. 23-1812, Apr. 15
BOX REEL 2 1812, Apr. 21-1814, Mar. 15
BOX REEL 2 1814, Mar. 16-1816, Jan. 29
BOX REEL 3 1816, Jan. 30-1818, Dec. 28
BOX REEL 2 1818, Dec. 30-1820, Feb. 12
BOX REEL 4 1820, Feb. 13-1821, Jan. 21
BOX REEL 4 1821, Jan. 24-1823, Dec. 8
BOX REEL 5 1823, Dec. 9-1828, Feb. 9
BOX 10  REEL 5 1828, Feb. 11-1832, July 13
BOX 11  REEL 6 1832, July 14-1835, Nov. 27
BOX 12  REEL 6 1835, Nov. 28-1838, Apr. 18
BOX 13  REEL 6-7 1838, Apr. 24-1839, Nov. 16
BOX 14  REEL 7 1839, Nov. 26-1842, June 17
BOX 15  REEL 7 1842, June 20-1843, Sept. 12
BOX 16  REEL 8 1843, Sept. 13-1844, Jan. 13
BOX 17  REEL 8 1844, Jan. 15-June 8
BOX 18  REEL 9 1844, June 10-Oct. 21
BOX 19  REEL 9 1844, Oct. 22-1845, Mar. 1
BOX 20  REEL 10 1845, Mar. 4-Dec. 29
BOX 21  REEL 10 1845, Dec. 30-1846, Dec. 8
BOX 22  REEL 11 1846, Dec. 9-1847, May 17
BOX 23  REEL 11 1847, May 18-1848, Jan. 28
BOX 24  REEL 12 1848, Jan. 31-Aug. 11
BOX 25  REEL 12 1848, Aug. 15-1849, Apr. 20
BOX 26  REEL 13 1849, Apr. 21-Oct. 23
BOX 27  REEL 13 1849, Oct. 24-1850, Mar. 19
BOX 28  REEL 14 1850, Mar. 22- May 23
BOX 29  REEL 14 1850, May 24-1851, Jan. 20
BOX 30  REEL 15 1851, Jan. 25-1852, Apr. 15
BOX 31  REEL 15 1852, Apr. 17-1853, Jan. 7
BOX 32  REEL 16 1853, Jan. 8-1854, Mar. 26
BOX 33  REEL 16 1854, Mar. 28-1854, Aug. 11
BOX 34  REEL 17 1854, Aug. 12-1855, June 22
BOX 35  REEL 17 1855, June 26-1856, Jan. 26
BOX 36  REEL 18 1856, Jan. 30-Oct. 5
BOX 37  REEL 18 1856, Oct. 6-1857, July 7
BOX 38  REEL 19 1857, July 9-1858, Apr. 2
BOX 39  REEL 19 1858, Apr. 3-1859, Mar. 18
BOX 40  REEL 20 1859, Mar. 31-1860, Mar. 28
BOX 41  REEL 20 1860, Apr. 2-1862, July 7
BOX 42  REEL 21 1862, July 13-1864, May 16
BOX 43  REEL 21 1864, May 26-1866, Oct. 22
BOX 44  REEL 22 1866, Oct. 29-1868, Jan. 5
BOX 45  REEL 23 1868, Jan. 6-1869, June 2
BOX 46  REEL 23 1869, June 12-1871, Feb. 15
BOX 47  REEL 23 1871, Feb. 28-1877, Aug. 10
BOX 48-51  REEL 24-25 Undated
BOX 52  REEL 25-26 Unbound letters See also Container 75, Reel 1
1810, Feb. 2-1872, Jan. 20, and undated
Undated fragments
BOX 53  REEL 26 Family Correspondence, 1906-1941
Correspondence of Leila Livingston Morse and other family members.
Arranged alphabetically by family member and chronologically therein.
BOX 53  REEL 26 Morse, Leila Livingston (granddaughter), 1928-1941, undated
Other family members, 1906-1932, undated
BOX 54-58  REEL 26-31 Letterbooks, 1854-1872
Letterpress copies of letters sent. Several volumes are indexed.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 54*  REEL 29 1854, June 2-1855, Oct. 8
* Filmed out of sequence
BOX 54*  REEL 27 1855, Oct. 8-1857, Oct. 23 (2 vols.)
* Filmed out of sequence
BOX 55*  REEL 26-27 1858, Dec. 22-1860, July 6
* Filmed out of sequence
BOX 56*  REEL 29 1860, May 24-1862, Feb. 18
* Filmed out of sequence
1861, June 14-1863, Nov. 26
1862, Feb. 21-1863, Nov. 30
BOX 56*  REEL 28 1863, Nov. 26-1865, July 22
* Filmed out of sequence
BOX 57*  REEL 28 1865, June 7-1866, June 19
* Filmed out of sequence
BOX 57*  REEL 30 1866, Sept. 29-1868, Feb. 17
* Filmed out of sequence
1868, Feb. 24-1868, Nov. 21
BOX 58  REEL 31 1868, Dec. 1-1870, June 23
1870, June 30-1871, Oct. 11
1871, June 24-1872, Mar. 14
BOX 59-60  REEL 32-33 Diaries and Notebooks, 1805-circa 1840
Diaries arranged chronologically, and notebooks arranged by subject.
BOX 59  REEL 32 Diaries
1805, Jan. 28-Oct. 2
1811, July 13-1815, Oct. 18
1829, Dec. 22-1831, July 31
(38 vols.)
BOX 60  REEL 33 1831, Aug. 2- Sept. 12
(5 vols.)
Fragments
Notebooks
Photography, circa 1840
Art
Miscellaneous
BOX 61-66  REEL 33-34 Scrapbooks, Clippings, and Newspapers, 1815-1944
Bound and loose newspaper clippings, newspapers, and broadsides.
Grouped by type of material and arranged in approximate chronological order.
BOX 61  REEL 33 Scrapbooks
1838-1869
(3 vols.)
BOX 62  REEL 33 1845-1861 See Oversize
BOX 63  REEL 33 Bound clippings on the telegraph
1842-1861
BOX 64  REEL 34 1862-1872
BOX 65 not filmed Unbound newspaper clippings, 1832-1944
BOX 66 not filmed Newspapers, 1815-1944
BOX 67-70  REEL 34 Printed Matter, 1823-1944
Books, pamphlets, magazines, and broadsides.
Arranged by subject matter.
BOX 67  REEL 34 Art and miscellaneous subjects, 1826-1944, undated
BOX 68-69  REEL 34 Telegraph, 1823-1944, undated
BOX 70  REEL 34 Biographical material on Morse
BOX 71-72  REEL 34-35 Miscellany, circa 1830-1944
Correspondence, notes, maps, drawings, radio scripts, menus, broadsides, speeches, genealogical records, poems, prayers, handwritten religious tracts, papers of Louis Clausing, resolutions, and a telegraphic message tape.
BOX 71  REEL 34 Award certificate
Drawings and sketches
First telegraphic message, 24 May 1844 See Oversize
Fragments of correspondence, Morse code tape, and posters
Genealogical record
Invitations and programs
Maps See also Oversize
Notes
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