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Samuel F. B. Morse's Letter to Joseph Henry (October 17, 1846)

Creator:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872, Joseph Henry Papers Project
Title:
Samuel F. B. Morse's Letter to Joseph Henry (October 17, 1846)
Date:
October 17, 1846
Notes:
The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-0976, SIA2012-0977, and SIA2012-0978, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, pages 520-522
Summary:
Letter from Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the first telegraph, to Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, October 17, 1846. In the letter, Morse apologizes for offending Henry by not crediting Henry's work in electromagnetism in aiding him in the invention of his telegraph. Though Morse was credited with having invented the first telegraph, Henry asserted that Dr. Leonard Gale, who advised Morse on his first model of an electromagnetic telegraph, was able to correct imperfections in the model because of his knowledge of Henry's principles
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Topics:
Secretaries, Inventions, Telegraph, Models, Publications, Inventors, Electromagnetism, Science, Letters, Controversies
Subjects:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, Gale, Leonard D (Leonard Dunnell) 1800-1883, Princeton University
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Place:
United States
Form/Genre:
Document, Paper
Local Number:
SIA2012-2899 and SIA2012-2900 and SIA2012-2901 and SIA2012-2902 and SIA2012-2903
Physical Description:
Number of Images: 5 ; Color: Color ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!13102~!0#focus
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