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Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919

presents 6,500 items that document Morse's invention of the electromagnetic telegraph, his participation in the development of telegraph systems in the U.S. and abroad, his career as a painter, his family life, his travels, and more. Included in this collection are correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, and drawings. (Library of Congress)

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The dots and dashes system of telegraph transmission that became known as Morse Code came into being once Morse began his collaboration with Alfred Vail.

Morse code, ca. 1837


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