SIA RU007390, Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879, Henry J. Rogers Papers, 1844-1896

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These papers include correspondence with Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and Matthew Fontaine Maury. Also included are patent applications, material documenting his pioneering work in nautical signal systems, a "Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph" by Rogers, and a certificate signed by Joseph Henry and Alexander Dallas Bache attesting to the quality of Rogers' design for an insulated wire for submarine and subterranean telegraph lines.


  • Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Maury, Matthew Fontaine 1806-1873
  • Vail, Alfred 1807-1859
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872


  • Henry J. Rogers (1811-1879) was an inventor and a pioneer in the development of the telegraph.
  • None.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1844
  • 1844-1896




  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU007390

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

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