Manuscript/Mixed Material Bound volume---15 January-8 June 1844
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- Bound volume---15 January-8 June 1844
- Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
Created / Published
- 15 January-8 June 1844
- - Correspondence
- - Seven days after his great success with the first telegraph message, Morse writes, in a humble and cautious tone, to his brother, Sidney, of the responsibilities of success. Twice he quotes the famous message, "What hath God wrought?" and uses it to invoke his deep religious feelings. Still feeling the flush of success, he quotes a former opponent, now won over, as saying, "It is an astonishing invention."
Call Number/Physical Location
- Series: General Correspondence and Related Documents
- Microfilm reel: 8
- MSS33670: box 17, folder 001
- Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944
- Manuscript Division
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