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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) to Edward P. Fry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04503.04 Author/Creator: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 August 1844 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 29 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Regrets that he cannot yet give Fry an answer to his request because he cannot get in touch with all the other proprietors. Sends a paper Fry requested (not present), and states he has made an improvement in the telegraph machinery which will allow him to write at least 25 characters a minute. Informs that he has just completed experiments on running telegraph lines across rivers. Addressed to Fry in Philadelphia.

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. He was also an accomplished artist and ...politician.See More

People: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
Fry, Edward P., fl. 1844-1870

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TelegraphScience and TechnologyInventionInventorFinanceBusiness and FinanceInfrastructure

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