Morse Family Papers 1779-1868

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Morse Family Papers, 1779-1868

Morse Family Papers 1779-1868

The principal figures in this collection are Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) and his sons Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) and Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868). More than half of the collection is made up of correspondence (1779-1868) among members of the family. Also included are legal and financial papers, sermons by Jedidiah and Richard Cary Morse, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs.

8 linear feet (21 boxes, 1 folio)

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Philadelphia clergyman. From the description of ALS : Princeton, to Robert L. Green, 1812 Dec. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580962 Ashbel Green; prominent Presbyterian during Federal period; pastor, Second Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.); chaplain, U.S. Congress (1792-1800); Stated Clerk, General Assembly (1790-1803) and later Moderator (1824); President of Princeton University (1812-1822); a founder of Princeton Theological Seminary. ...

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Mathew C. Carey (1760-1839) was a publisher, economist, and humanitarian. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to America in 1784, after involvement in Irish revolutionary activity. He took up his trade as a printer, publishing the Pennsylvania Herald and the periodical, The American Museum. His book publishing ventures prospered and his firm was a leader in American printing and publishing in the period 1795-1835. He was an active proponent of the protective tariff, as well as an ardent cha...

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American clergyman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Northampton, to the Reverend John Pierpont, 1818 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591052 Congregational clergyman; pastor of First Church in Hatfield, Mass. From the description of Dr. Joseph Lyman sermon No. 1464 continued in 1466, 1795 May 03. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979253 ...

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South Carolina statesman. From the description of Letters, 1783-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31977848 From the description of Papers, 1765-1902. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17363885 Vice-President of United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to B.S. Thomas, 1841 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : ...

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Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Morse, Sarah Louisa Davis, 1808-1851.

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Sprague, William B. (William Buell), 1795-1876

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Clergyman and autograph collector from Albany, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1830-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 33203510 American pastor, collector, and biographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, N.Y., to [Andrew Preston Peabody?], 1866 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751989045 William Buell Sprague (1795-1876) was an American Presbyterian clergyman and author. A graduate of Yale and of Pri...

Park, Edwards Amasa, 1808-1900

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American clergyman, theologian, and educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Andover, Mass.?], to [Andrew Preston] Peabody, [1866 Apr. 4]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 743829255 Congregational clergyman, theologian, professor at Andover Theological Seminary, editor of Bibliotheca Sacra. From the description of Papers, 1835-1899. (Andover Newton Theological School). WorldCat record id: 11667718 American theologian. From t...

Stockdale, John, 1749?-1814

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Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1765-1839.

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Child, Sarah Pierce Larkin, 1800-

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Morse, Richard Cary, 1841-1926

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Richard C. Morse, born in 1841 in Hudson, New York, was a journalist, Prebyterian minister, and prominent leader in the YMCA, where he served as editor and publisher of the Association News and as general secretary of the YMCA's Executive Committee (later the International Committee) from 1872 to 1915. Morse was one of the original members of the YMCA's World Committee and was active in the New York City association. From the description of Richard C. Morse papers, 1841-1961 (bulk 18...

Baldwin, Rebecca Sherman, 1764-1795.

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Watson, Elkanah, 1758-1842

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Prominent businessman, land speculator, promoter of public works, and one of the founders of the Bank of Albany. Authored a number of works on agricultural and economics topics. From the description of Elkanah Watson letter : Cherry Valley, to Judge White, Cherry Valley, 1821 June 21. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 175290533 Albany, N.Y. merchant who organized the first agricultural society in N.Y. in 1828. Born in Plymouth, Mass., Jan...

Woods, Leonard, 1774-1854

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Leonard Woods (1774-1854) was a Congregational clergyman. From 1808 to 1846, he was professor of theology at the Andover Theological Seminary. From the description of Letter, 1836 February 10, Andover, Mass., to Lyman Matthews, Braintree, Mass. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 251870593 Leonard Woods (1774-1854) was an American Congregationalist clergyman and author. A graduate of Harvard University, he taught at Andover Theological Seminary and helped est...

Jarvis, Samuel F. (Samuel Farmar), 1786-1851

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Samuel Farmar Jarvis (1786-1851) was an Episcopal clergyman. From the description of Samuel F. Jarvis papers, 1732-1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122615869 From the guide to the Samuel F. Jarvis papers, 1732-1849, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Clergyman, historian, and collector. From the description of Letter of Samuel F. Jarvis, 1813. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423664 Protestant Episcopal clergym...

Parish, Elijah, 1762-1825

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