Manuscripts/Mixed Material Bound volume---2 July 1793-2 December 1807
About this Item
- Bound volume---2 July 1793-2 December 1807
- Contributor Names
- Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
- Created / Published
- 2 July 1793-2 December 1807
- - "I now write you again to inform you that Mama had a baby, but it was born dead & has just been buried, now you have three brothers & three sisters in heaven and I hope you & I will meet them there at our death . . . ." The opening sentence of thirteen-year-old Morse's letter to his brothers reveals not only the fact of a high infant mortality rate in early America but also the religious upbringing of the Morse children. Their mother gave birth to eleven children, though only three--Samuel, Sidney, and Richard--survived past infancy. Jedidiah, Morse's father, was a Congregational minister and known as a proponent of Calvinism. His sons consequently grew to adulthood with a strong religious faith. Their acute awareness of death and their firm belief in the constant need to be prepared for it is evident here even at a young age.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Series: General Correspondence and Related Documents
- MSS33670: box 1, folder 001
- Microfilm reel: 1
- Source Collection
- Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944
- Manuscript Division
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Bound volume---2 July 1793-2 December 1807. 2 July -2 December 1807, 1793. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000001/. (Accessed January 20, 2017.)
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Morse, S. F. B. (1793) Bound volume---2 July 1793-2 December 1807. 2 July -2 December 1807. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000001/.
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Bound volume---2 July 1793-2 December 1807. 2 July -2 December 1807, 1793. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000001/>.