Samuel F. B. Morse: His Letters and Journals

Samuel F. B. Morse: His Letters and Journals

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Overview

The American inventor Samuel Morse (1791-1872) spent decades fighting to be recognised for his key role in devising the electromagnetic telegraph. While he will always be remembered in the history of telecommunications, and for co-developing the code which bears his name, Morse started out as a painter and also involved himself in matters of politics over the course of his career. Published in 1914, this two-volume collection of personal papers was edited by his son, who provides helpful commentary throughout, illuminating the struggles and successes of a remarkable life. Volume 2 begins with Morse's return voyage to the United States; following a conversation with a fellow passenger regarding electromagnetism, Morse began to develop the concept of the single-wire telegraph. The rest of the volume gives much personal background to the development of the invention and particularly to Morse's efforts to gain the recognition he believed he deserved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108074384
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Technology Series
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

21. October 1, 1832-February 28, 1833; 22. 1833-6; 23. 1835-7; 24. October 3, 1837-May 16, 1838; 25. June, 1838-January 21, 1839; 26. January 6, 1839-March 9, 1839; 27. April 15, 1839-September 30, 1840; 28. June 20, 1840-August 12, 1842; 29. July 16, 1842-March 26, 1843; 30. March 15, 1843-June 13, 1844; 31. June 23, 1844-October 9, 1845; 32. December 20, 1845-April 19, 1848; 33. January 9, 1848-December 19, 1849; 34. March 5, 1850-November 10, 1854; 35. January 8, 1855-August 14, 1856; 36. August 23, 1856-September 15, 1858; 37. September 3, 1858-September 21, 1863; 38. February 26, 1864-November 8, 1867; 39. November 28, 1867-June 10, 1871; 40. June 14, 1871-April 16, 1872.

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