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Ephraim Morse Papers

About this Collection

Documents from the Ephraim W. Morse Papers, San Diego pioneer, businessman, and civic leader. Materials date frpm 1839 to 1884 and include financial records for Morse's Old Town and New Town stores; correspondence; cased daguerreotypes and ambrotypes; and scrapbooks. Highlights of the collection are the financial records of Morse's stores, recorded in storebooks and account books, detailing individual accounts and transactions. Another highlight is the scrapbooks containing photographs of San Diego, circa 1874, as well as a collection of pressed ferns and seaweed from the southern California region. The collection includes some cased daguerreotype photographs. View this collection on the contributor's website.
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