While doing some research on the Library of Congress’ web site for a history paper I came across a Samuel F. B. Morse collection. It contains some very interesting information about Morse’s telegraph code, including a digital photo of the first telegraph message, in 1844. Another document, from 1837, shows one of his earliest versions. It’s interesting to see how his code has changed from this version, and I’m thankful it did.
If you click on the “Collection Highlights” link it will take you right to the “good stuff”