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Letters received, 1793-1823, from notable persons interested in Morse's work as a geographer and clergyman, including: Joseph Barrell, William Blount, John Erskine, John Jay, James Kent, Josiah Quincy, David Ramsay, Jno. G. Tyler, Elkanah Watson, Noah Webster, and Samuel F. B. Morse; and Morse family correspondence, 1807, 1822, and 1867. Typescripts of the letters are also included, plus an exhibition catalog, "Samuel F. B. Morse, American," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1932.
Jedidiah Morse papers, 1793-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1417 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Clergyman and geographer; Charlestown, Massachusetts Woodstock, Connecticut. Studied at Yale University. Wrote school textbook on geography, GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY, 1784, along with numerous other geography books and an article in ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, 1790.
Donated 1978 by Leta M. McBean.
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