Manuscript/Mixed Material Bound volume---9 December 1823-9 February 1828
About this Item
- Bound volume---9 December 1823-9 February 1828
- Contributor Names
- Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
- Created / Published
- 9 December 1823-9 February 1828
- Subject Headings
- - Correspondence
- - Morse's first wife, Lucretia, died suddenly at the young age of twenty-five on February 7, 1825. Morse was away in Washington, D.C., taking up a commission to paint the Marquis de Lafayette's portrait. His father sent a letter with the sad news, but Morse did not receive it for several days. Unaware of his wife's death two days before, he wrote this letter to her about the election of John Quincy Adams as president and his first meeting with Lafayette. By the time he returned home to New Haven, several days had passed since her burial. It would be nearly two decades before Morse would invent a device that could send such news immediately.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Series: General Correspondence and Related Documents
- MSS33670: box 9, folder 001
- Microfilm reel: 5
- Source Collection
- Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944
- Manuscript Division
- Digital Id
- Online Format
- IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Manifest (JSON/LD)
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Bound volume---9 December -9 February 1828. 9 December -9 February 1828, 1823. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/mmorse000009/.
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Bound volume---9 December -9 February 1828. 9 December -9 February 1828, 1823. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000009/>.