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Selected Bibliography

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.

Children's Books

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.

Related Manuscript Collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division

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

Related Web Sites

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Samuel F. B. Morse

Samuel F. B. Morse. National Inventors Hall of Fame., accessed July 2001.

Those Inventive Americans: Samuel F. B. Morse. National Portrait Gallery: A Brush With History Teacher Resource Guide., accessed July 2001.

Locust Grove: The Samuel Morse Historic Site., 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., accessed July 2001.

Samuel F. B. Morse. Artcyclopedia., accessed July 2001.

The Telegraph

The Telegrapher Web Page: Research Resources for the History of Telegraphy and the Work of Women in the Telegraph Industry. Thomas Jepsen, 2001., 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., accessed July 2001.

Electromagnetic Telegraphy. R. Victor Jones, 1999., accessed July 2001.

The Atlantic Cable

History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy. FTL Design., accessed July 2001.

Porthcurno Centre for the History of International Telegraph Communications. The Cable and Wireless Porthcurno and Collection Trust., accessed July 2001.

IEEE Milestone of Engineering: Heart's Content Cable Station. IEEE Canada., accessed July 2001.

Other Figures in Telegraph History

Historic Speedwell., accessed July 2001.

The Joseph Henry Papers Project. Smithsonian Institutional History Division., accessed July 2001.

Invention and Enterprise: Ezra Cornell, a Nineteenth-Century Life. Cornell University Library., accessed July 2001.

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