• Invention of the Telegraph --                        Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919

    Invention of the Telegraph -- Samuel F...

    Long before Samuel F. B. Morse electrically transmitted his famous message 'What hath God wrought?' from Washington to Baltimore on May 24, 1844, there were signaling systems that enabled people to communicate over distances.

    • Date: 1844-05-24
  • About this Collection --                        Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919

    About this Collection -- Samuel F. B. ...

    Approximately 6,500 items from the Samuel F. B. Morse Papers in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress have been digitized, including correspondence, diaries, printed matter, maps, drawings and miscellany. These document Morse's invention of the electromagnetic telegraph, his participation in the development of telegraph systems in the United States and abroad, his career as a painter, his family life, his travels, and ...

    • Date: 1793
  • Timeline --                        Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919

    Timeline -- Samuel F. B. Morse Papers ...

    Samuel F. B. Morse's life and career are carefully showcased in this special presentation timeline.

    • Date: 1791