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Fry, Edward P. (fl. 1844-1870) [List of letters sent from Samuel F. B. Morse to Edward P. Fry]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04503.08 Author/Creator: Fry, Edward P. (fl. 1844-1870) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 14 March 1870 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.5 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Lists dates and places written of five letters sent from Morse to Fry concerning the formation of a telegraph line from New York to Philadelphia in 1844. Note at bottom states that other letters from 1870 were included in order to make a book of autographs. Signed with initials, E. P. F. Letters referred to are GLC04503.01 - .07.

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

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: TelegraphScience and TechnologyInventionInventorFinanceBusiness and FinanceInfrastructureGovernment and CivicsLincoln's CabinetPresidentUnion General

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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