Morse, Samuel F. B., American painter and inventor (1791-1872). Autograph letter signed ("Saml. F. B. Morse").

Poughkeepsie, 12. XII. 1862.

8vo. 1 p. on bifolium.


To Charles H. Morse, responding to a query about a man who may have been a former employee, and requesting more information: "[...] By having answers to these questions, I might be able to find his friends, and the relief he requires [...]".

With a printed order of service for his memorial service on 16th April 1872 (8vo, 1 p.).

After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system. He was a co-developer of Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.