Selected Bibliography | Children's Books | Manuscript Collections | Web Sites
Coe, Lewis. The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1993.
Kloss, William. Samuel F. B. Morse. New York: H. N. Abrams in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1988.
Larkin, Oliver W. Samuel F. B. Morse and American Democratic Art. Boston: Little, Brown, 1954.
Mabee, Carleton. The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. Rev. ed. Fleischmanns, N.Y.: Purple Mountain Press, 2000.
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Foreign Conspiracy against the Liberties of the United States: The Numbers of Brutus. 1835. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1977.
---. Imminent Dangers to the Free Institutions of the United States through Foreign Immigration. 1835. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1969.
---. Lectures on the Affinity of Painting with the Other Fine Arts. Ed. Nicolai Cikovsky Jr. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1983.
---. Samuel F. B. Morse: His Letters and Journals. Ed. Edward Lind Morse. New York: Da Capo Press, 1973.
Prime, Samuel Irenaeus. The Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. 1875. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1974.
Reid, James D. The Telegraph in America: Its Founders, Promoters, and Noted Men. 1879. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1974.
Shiers, George, ed. The Electric Telegraph: An Historical Anthology. New York: Arno Press, 1977.
Staiti, Paul J. Samuel F. B. Morse. Cambridge Monographs on American Artists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
---, and Gary A. Reynolds. Samuel F. B. Morse. (Essays.) New York: Grey Art Gallery and Study Center/New York University, 1982.
Hays, Wilma Pitchford. Samuel Morse and the Electronic Age. New York: Watts, 1966.
---. Samuel Morse and the Telegraph. Illustrated by Richard Mayhew. New York: F. Watts, 1960.
Latham, Jean Lee. Samuel F. B. Morse, Artist-Inventor. Illustrated by Jo Polseno. New York: Chelsea Juniors, 1991.
Quackenbush, Robert M. Quick, Annie, Give Me a Catchy Line!: A Story of Samuel F. B. Morse. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1983.
Tiner, John Hudson. Samuel F. B. Morse: Artist with a Message. Illustrated by Shirley Young. Milford, Mich.: Mott Media, 1987.
The Papers of Amos Kendall, 1835-1909
The Papers of Henry J. Rogers, 1861-1865
The Alfred Vail Family Papers, 1835-1938
The Levi Woodbury Family papers, 1638-1914
Samuel F. B. Morse
Samuel F. B. Morse. National Inventors Hall of Fame.
http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/106.html, accessed July 2001.
Those Inventive Americans: Samuel F. B. Morse. National Portrait Gallery: A Brush With History
Teacher Resource Guide.
http://www.npg.si.edu/edu/brush/guide/unit2/morse.html, accessed July 2001.
Locust Grove: The Samuel Morse Historic Site.
http://www.morsehistoricsite.org/, accessed July 2001.
Letter from Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872) to Elizabeth Breese, January
20 and 22, 1827. Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Treasures from the
Archives of American Art.
http://artarchives.si.edu/exhibits/treasures/0040.htm, accessed July 2001.
Samuel F. B. Morse. Artcyclopedia.
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/morse_samuel_fb.html, accessed July 2001.
The Telegrapher Web Page: Research Resources for the History of Telegraphy
and the Work of Women in the Telegraph Industry. Thomas Jepsen, 2001.
http://www.mindspring.com/~tjepsen/Teleg.html, accessed July 2001.
Telegraph Register Patent Model, patented May 1, 1849, patent number 6,420, by Samuel F.
B.Morse (1791-1872). National Museum of American History: American Inventors and Inventions.
http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/r819.htm, accessed July 2001.
Electromagnetic Telegraphy. R. Victor Jones, 1999.
http://people.deas.harvard.edu/~jones/cscie129/nu_lectures/lecture5/elecmag_tel/morse_tel.html, accessed July 2001.
The Atlantic Cable
History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy. FTL Design.
http://atlantic-cable.com/, accessed July 2001.
Porthcurno Centre for the History of International Telegraph Communications. The Cable and
Wireless Porthcurno and Collection Trust.
http://www.porthcurno.org.uk/, accessed July 2001.
IEEE Milestone of Engineering: Heart's Content Cable Station. IEEE
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/diglib/library/hearts-content/heart.htm, accessed July 2001.
Other Figures in Telegraph History
http://www.morrisparks.com/speedwell/temp_index.htm, accessed July 2001.
The Joseph Henry Papers Project. Smithsonian Institutional History Division.
http://www.si.edu/archives//ihd/jhp/index.htm, accessed July 2001.
Invention and Enterprise: Ezra Cornell, a Nineteenth-Century Life.
Cornell University Library.
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ezra-exhibit/, accessed July 2001.