Manuscript/Mixed Material Letterbook---26 November 1863-22 July 1865
About this Item
- Letterbook---26 November 1863-22 July 1865
- Contributor Names
- Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
- Created / Published
- 26 November 1863-22 July 1865
- - "I still have an Artist's heart, while deprived by long disuse of an artist's skill," Morse writes wistfully in this letter to his friend, Daniel Huntington, president of the National Academy of Design. Reminiscing about his own career as a struggling painter, he informs his friend of his plans to donate stocks to a fund that assists poor artists. To achieve financial success, Morse found he had to abandon his life as an artist and turned to the telegraph. In his later years, he made contributions to other various institutions and organizations, including Vassar College, Yale College, churches, and mission societies.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Series: Letterbooks
- MSS33670: box 56, folder 004
- Microfilm reel: 28
- Source Collection
- Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944
- Manuscript Division
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Letterbook---26 November 1863-22 July 1865. 26 November -22 July 1865, 1863. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000075/. (Accessed March 28, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Morse, S. F. B. (1863) Letterbook---26 November 1863-22 July 1865. 26 November -22 July 1865. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000075/.
MLA citation style:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Letterbook---26 November 1863-22 July 1865. 26 November -22 July 1865, 1863. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000075/>.