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Samuel F. B. Morse

Inventor, Artist (27-Apr-1791 — 2-Apr-1872)


Lewis Coe. The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the U.S.. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 1993. 184pp.

Lawrence Turnbull and Edward Highton. History of the Invention of the Electric Telegraph. New York City: Wm. C. Bryant. 1853. 130pp.

Oliver W. Larkin. Samuel F.B. Morse and American Democratic Art. Boston: Little, Brown. 1954. 215pp.

Carleton Mabee. The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. New York City: A. A. Knopf. 1943. 420pp.

Helen Nicolay. Wizard of the Wires: A Boys' Life of Samuel F.B. Morse. New York City: D. Appleton-Century, Inc.. 1936. 326pp.

Samuel Irenĉus Prime. The Life of Samuel F.B. Morse. New York City: D. Appleton. 1875. 776pp.

Kenneth Silverman. Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. New York City: Alfred A. Knopf. 2003. 445pp.

John Trowbridge. Samuel Finley Breese Morse. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co.. 1901. 134pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.806)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1044)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.743)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.517)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.211a)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.354)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.486)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.705)

  13. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.345)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.130)

  15. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.324)

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