Jedidiah Morse papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.morsjedi
Creators:
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826
Dates:
1793-1932
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1417 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1978 by Leta M. McBean.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Clergy -- Massachusetts -- Charlestown Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geographers -- Massachusetts -- Charlestown Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clergy -- Massachusetts -- Charlestown Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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