Morse’s first telegraph instrument
Now in the National Museum, Washington.
Rough drawing by Morse showing the first form of the alphabet and the changes to the present form
Quantities of the type found in the type-cases of A printing-office. Calculation made by Morse to aid him in simplifying alphabet
“Attention universe, by kingdoms
right wheel.” Facsimile of
Morse alphabet message
Given to General Thomas S. Cummings at time of transmission by
Professor S.F.B. Morse, New York University, Wednesday, January 24,
1838. Presented to the National Museum at Washington by the family
of General Thomas S. Cummings of New York, February 13, 1906.
Drawing by Morse of railway telegraph, patented by him in France in 1838, and embodying principle of police and fire alarm telegraph
First form of key.—Improved
form of key.—Early relay.—First
The two keys and the relay are in the National Museum, Washington.
The Washington-Baltimore instrument is owned by Cornell University.
S. F. B. Morse
From a portrait by Daniel Huntington.
Sarah Elizabeth Griswold, second
wife of S. F. B. Morse
From a daguerreotype.
Morse and his youngest son
From an ambrotype.
Telegram showing Morse’s characteristic
deadhead, which he always used
to frank his messages
Morse in old age
From a photograph by Sarony.
HIS LETTERS AND JOURNALS
OCTOBER 1, 1832—FEBRUARY 28, 1833