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MS Am 2058

Morse, Charles F. (Charles Fessenden), 1839-1926. Charles Fessenden Morse addresses on the Civil War, etc.: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 2058
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Morse, Charles F. (Charles Fessenden), 1839-1926.
Title: Charles Fessenden Morse addresses on the Civil War, etc.,
Date(s): 1885-1921.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typescript speeches given by Morse on Civil War-related subjects.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*91M-43. Transferred from Widener Library; received: 1992 Feb. 27.
Recataloged from: US 5413.74.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Fessenden Morse Addresses on the Civil War, etc. (MS Am 2058). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Morse was a leader in business and social circles in Kansas City, Missouri. He participated in the early days of the stockyards, packing houses, and railroads. He was born and raised in the Boston area and attended Harvard University, graduating with a S.B. in 1858. He served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts infantry for the Union forces during the Civil War. In 1879 Morse went to Kansas City as general manager of the Kansas City Stockyards Company. Together with Charles Francis Adams, a Boston financier, they built Kansas City's primary industry into the second busiest in the nation.


Arranged as bound in volume.

Scope and Contents

12 typescript and typescript (carbon) speeches concerning the American Civil War, especially the Massachusetts Infantry, 2nd regiment.

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