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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) to E.H. Sanford

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04236 Author/Creator: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) Place Written: Poughkeepsie, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 May 1854 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: States that Amos Kendall is his agent for the management of his telegraphic business and he cannot answer Sanford's inquiry about the sale of telegraph patent rights in Oregon and California until consulting with Kendall. Comments that he believes that no definite sale has been made yet but advises on Kendall's whereabouts and states he will send Sanford's letter to him.

Background Information: Morse is credited with inventing the telegraph and Morse code. In 1844, he sent the first telegraphic message, from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., "What hath God wrought!" He was also ...an accomplished artist and politician. See More

People: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
Sanford, E. H., fl. 1854
Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Business and FinancePatentTelegraphScience and TechnologyInventorFinance

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