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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) to Charles Butler re: Atlantic cable

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06805 Author/Creator: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) Place Written: Geneva, [Switzerland] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1866/08/16 Pagination: 2 p. 20.7 x 13.6 cm

Summary of Content: "My prediction of the 1842-3 of the Atlantic Cable Project is at length realized. May it be a blessing to the World..."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: TelegraphScience and TechnologyInventionInventorGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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