Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872)

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers, 1793-1944, (bulk 1807-1872)

Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872)

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, law suits over patents, and his dispute with Joseph Henry who also claimed to have invented the telegraph.

10,060 items; 73 containers plus 3 oversize; 18.4 linear feet; 36 microfilm reels

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Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Rush, Richard, 1780-1859

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Richard Rush (1780-1859) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Princeton University, he was a lawyer before beginning his political care...

Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889

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Secretary of the National Academy of Design. From the description of Letter : New York, to John Sartain, Philadelphia, 1846 Feb. 2. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28489519 Born in Alexandria, Va., in 1808, John Gadsby Chapman studied painting briefly in Philadelphia before traveling to Europe in 1828, where he spent almost two years in Italy. He returned to Alexandria in 1831 and exhibited paintings in Alexandria, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Boston, and Philadelphi...

Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848

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Epithet: of Stowe MS 295 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x000182 Epithet: of Stowe MS 1060 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x000180 Thomas Cole was an English-born landscape, portrait, and religious painter, a pioneer of the Hudson River School. In 1827, he settled in Catskill, New York, where he died in 1848. ...

Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872

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Painter, inventor; New York, N.Y. and London, England. From the description of Samuel Finley Breese Morse letter, 1845 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122599940 From the description of Samuel Finley Breese Morse letter, 1845 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007074 Author of account concerning deportation of 1100 workers and I.W.W. sympathizers from Bisbee to Columbus, N.M., July 12, 1917. From the description of The truth about Bisbee...

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

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Mayor of New York City and governor of and U.S. senator from New York. From the description of DeWitt Clinton correspondence, 1788-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453767 American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to General Fish, 1824 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904134 From the description of Printed document filled out in another hand and signed : New York, 1809 Apr. 21. (Unknown). Wor...

Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831

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American missionary, reformer and activist for the rights of Native Americans and a leading opponent of the Indian removal policy; treasurer and corresponding secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. From the description of Jeremiah Evarts letter to to David Root [manuscript], 1828 March 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 781300996 Jeremiah Evarts (February 3, 1781-May 10, 183 1) was a New England lawyer and philanthropist who ab...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828

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Morse, Sidney E. (Sidney Edwards), 1794-1871

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Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

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Editor of the Extra Globe, Washington, D.C. From the description of Letters, 1840-1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437687 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to John Mills, United States Attorney in Boston, 1840 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491445 American politican. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Frankfort, to W. W. Worsley, bookseller in Lex...

Morse, Lucretia Pickering Walker, -1825

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Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826

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Congregational clergyman and geographer of Connecticut and Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1783-1826. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58770513 From the description of Account book, 1816-1820. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58770209 Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), a Congregational clergyman, was known as "the father of geography". His lectures on geography included Geography Made Easy (1784), the fir...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss American zoologist and geologist and Harvard University professor. From the description of Louis Agassiz letters, 1854-1858. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 154689919 Agassiz was born in Switzerland; taught at Neuchâtel from 1832 to 1845; and in 1846 moved to the United States to teach natural history at Harvard. Agassiz and his wife, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, spent 19 months in Brazil (1865-1866) to collect zoological specimens for the Har...

Allston, Washington, 1779-1843

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Allston was an American artist and author. From the description of Papers, 1815-1842. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122297604 From the guide to the Papers, 1815-1842., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American artist and poet. From the description of An indenture tripartite..., 1827 May 9. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 550545503 American writer and artist. From the description of L...

Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

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Cyrus West Field (1819-1892) was a merchant and capitalist who promoted the laying of the first Atlantic cable linking the U.S. with Europe. He formed a company to build cable communications between Newfoundland and Ireland, helped establish elevated trains in New York City, and participated in the development of the Wabash Railroad. Other business ventures included ownership of a New York newspaper, the Mail and Express. From the description of Cyrus W. Field papers, 1831-1905, bulk...

Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852.

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Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859

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Epithet: RA; of Add MS 42576 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000270.0x00034a Anglo-American painter. From the description of ALsS : 1814-1852. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617150 British painter. From the description of Correspondence, ca. 1829-1858. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81331228 Epithet: RA; of Egerton MS 2075 ...

Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833

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British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish slavery. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to [Samuel] Bayard, Esq., [1795]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603596632 William Wilberforce, British politician and philanthropist, was born in Hull, Yorkshire. In 1780 he entered The House of Commons and acquired a reputation for radicalism. Wilberforce is most known for his opposition to slavery and the slave trade. In 1787 he for...

Daguerre, Louis-Jacques-Mandé 1787-1851

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Grimké, Thomas Smith, 1786-1834

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Grimké served many benevolent causes and specifically peace. Brother of abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimké, Thomas Smith Grimké was a jurist and a writer. From the description of ALS, 1825 November, South Carolina to William McDowall Tart. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 44929911 Born in Charleston, South Carolina; practiced law and served as a state senator 1826-1830; championed temperance and world peace and supported a religious, utilitarian educa...

Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874

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Born 1807 in New Britain, N.Y., Cornell helped organize the Western Union Telegraph Co. and was a founder of Cornell University. Died 1874. From the description of Selected letters to Ezra Cornell pertaining to the Russian Extension Company in the Ezra Cornell papers [microform], 1864-1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42067275 Telegraph magnate, philanthropist. From the description of Letter to F. Allen, 1868 April 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122535706 ...

Cogdell, John S. (John Stevens), 1778-1847

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Charleston, South Carolina sculptor, painter, and attorney. John Stevens (Stephano) Cogdell served in the South Carolina House of Representatives and in various civil posts. Cogdell was president of the Bank of South Carolina from 1832 until his death in 1847. The son of George Cogdell and Mary Ann Elizabeth Stevens, Cogdell married Maria Gilchrist in 1806. In 1800, for the sake of his health, Cogdell embarked on a voyage to the Mediterranean with his brother Richard. During this trip, while in ...

Clausing, Ludwig, 1809? -1834. Ludwig Clausing papers.

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West, Benjamin, 1738-1820

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American-born artist who was a charter member of the Royal Academy. From the description of ADS, 1819 November 12 : Kings Warehouse Customs, London. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16853753 American historical painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "Sir", a gentleman with whose family his "friend and Relation Joshua Gilpin" is forming a connection in marriage, 1800 Jun. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2705...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862

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Artist noted for his Indian portraits. Trained at the Royal Academy by Benjamin West, King in 1819 opened a studio in Washington, D.C. During 1821-1822 he began to paint portraits of visiting Indians for Thomas McKenney, superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. One of these first portraits was of Petalesharo (called Terrekitauahu by King), a Loup Pawnee chief who was visiting Washington as part of an Indian delegation led by Indian agent Benjamin O'Fallon. ...