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Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944

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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.)
Photography, circa 1840
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
(3 vols.)
BOX 62 REEL 33 1845-1861 See Container OV 1, same heading
BOX 63 REEL 33 Bound clippings on the telegraph
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 Container OV 2, same heading
Fragments of correspondence, Morse code tape, and posters
Genealogical record
Invitations and programs
Manuscript, Confessions of a French Catholic Priest, 1837
Manuscript re controversy with Charles D. Jackson regarding the invention of the telegraph
Maps See also Container OV 3, Maps, 1854-1855, undated
Notes and partial correspondence
Notes regarding telegraph and patent controversy
BOX 72 REEL 35 Papers of Ludwig ("Louis") Clausing
Patent certificate to Alexander Bain for improvement in electric telegraph
Prints and photographs
Prospectus for the European and American Submarine Telegraph Co.
Radio scripts
Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York re death of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 1872 See Container OV 3, same heading
Speeches and writings of persons other than Morse
Unidentified correspondence concerning telegraph revenues and improvements
BOX 73-74 REEL 1 Additions, 1807-1871
Original and reproduced correspondence, photograph of a portrait, and printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Microfilm shelf no. 6,295A.
BOX 73 REEL 1 1996 Addition
Microfilm of selected family letters, 1816-1870, reprocessed and refilmed See also Container 52, Reels 25-26
Microfilm shelf no. 6,295A
BOX 73 NOT FILMED Original
Harris, David P., 1865
Huger, Benjamin, 1855
Lanman, Charles, 1870
Morse, Sidney E., 1827-1868
(3 folders)
Nicholson, Charles G., 1871
Photocopies of Morse's letters held by the New-York Historical Society, New York, N.Y., 1807-1868, undated
(4 folders)
Photograph of a portrait, undated
Printed matter, 1827
BOX 74 NOT FILMED 2019 Addition
Breese, Elizabeth, 1826
Walsh, Robert, 1847
Magnetic Telegraph Company
Account book, 1845-1860
Hart, George, 1848-1949
Norton, John, 1848-1949
BOX OV 1-OV 3 Oversize, 1844-1872
Scrapbook, first telegraphic message, maps, and resolution re death of Morse.
Organized and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the items were removed. Microfilmed in their original locations.
BOX OV 1 Scrapbooks, Clippings, and Newspapers
1845-1861 (Container 62, Reel 33)
BOX OV 2 Miscellany
First telegraphic message, 24 May 1844 (Container 71, Reel 34)
BOX OV 3 Maps, 1854-1855, undated (Container 71, Reel 34)
Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York re death of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 1872 (Container 72, Reel 35)

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