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Samuel F. B. Morse papers, 1826-2009, bulk 1826-1871

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Stephanie Ashley
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse date from 1826-2009 (bulk 1826-1871), and measure 0.4 linear feet. This small collection documents Morse's role in the early years of the National Academy of Design through his correspondence as the academy's first president, and also includes scattered biographical material, Morse's writings and notes on art from that period, printed material including clippings about Morse and an exhibition catalog, eight photographs, including one of Morse, and a microfilm reel of one of Morse's sketchbooks.
Language
English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the National Academy of Design in 2018.
Related Materials
The bulk of Samuel F. B. Morse's papers are held by the Library of Congress.
Funding
Sponsor
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation
Processing Information
The collection was processed and described in a finding aid by Stephanie Ashley in 2018, and digitized in 2019, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation.