Lot 11: Samuel F. B. Morse handwritten signed letter
11th October 2017
Early ALS signed “Sam. F. B. Morse,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, March 19, 1825. Letter to his father, Jedidiah Morse, in full: "On board the Packet Sloop Cornelia Cap't Hemmenway, (by which vessel I drop this line in case she arrives before my letter by the mail) you will find Two barrels fine bottling cider, and two groce of velvet corks. Three parcels in all." In fine condition, with repairs on the reverse to the intersecting folds. At this time, Samuel Morse was pursuing his career as a painter and was president of the National Academy of Design in New York. His father, who died the following year, was a noted geographer and Congregational minister.
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