Collection Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919


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

  • 1791-1839

    From his birth in 1791 to when he meets Louis Daguerre in Paris in 1839.

  • 1840-1872

    From the grant of his patent for the telegraph in 1840 to his death in 1872.