Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 324 of Bound volume---10 June-21 October 1844
About this Item
- Bound volume---10 June-21 October 1844
- Contributor Names
- Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
- Created / Published
- 10 June-21 October 1844
- Subject Headings
- - Correspondence
- - With remarkable foresight, Morse, already keenly aware of the potential for misuse of the new communication medium, writes to his assistant in Washington. Only months after the telegraph has begun operation, Morse warns Vail to "be especially careful not to give a partisan character to any information you may transmit." Morse's instructions display his insights into the importance of objectivity and accuracy for both the messenger and the message.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Series: General Correspondence and Related Documents
- MSS33670: box 18, folder 001
- Microfilm reel: 9
- Source Collection
- Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944
- Manuscript Division
- Digital Id
- Online Format
- IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Manifest (JSON/LD)
- Invention of the Telegraph | Articles and Essays | Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793 to 1919 | Digital Collections
- Impact of the Telegraph | Collection Highlights | Articles and Essays | Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793 to 1919 | Digital Collections
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Bound volume---10 June-21 October. 10 June-21 October, 1844. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000018/.
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Morse, S. F. B. (1844) Bound volume---10 June-21 October. 10 June-21 October. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000018/.
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese. Bound volume---10 June-21 October. 10 June-21 October, 1844. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mmorse000018/>.