Jedidiah Morse papers, 1793-1932

Morse, Jedidiah, b. 1761 d. 1826
Educator, Clergyman, Geographer
Active in New Haven, Conn.; Charlestown, Mass.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: 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.

Biographical/Historical Note: 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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