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Collection Number: 00524

Collection Title: James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 (bulk 1900-1925).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)
Abstract James Morris Morgan (1845-1928) was a Confederate naval officer; a soldier in Egypt, 1870-1871; a businessman in Washington, D.C.; and an author. The collection includes letters, chiefly 1900-1925, from Morgan to his daughter, niece, and nephew, containing personal news, reflections, and advice. Also included are later letters between family members in Shreveport, La., and Washington, D.C.; scattered letters received by Morgan; and a few items relating to his Confederate and Egyptian service.
Creator Morgan, James Morris, 1845-1928.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James Morris Morgan Papers, #524, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received prior to 1940. Additional material received from Helen Morgan (Mrs. D. H.) Wallace of Greenville, S.C., July 1958, and loaned by Cecil Morgan of New York, N.Y., August 1958.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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James Morris Morgan (1845-1928) was a Confederate naval officer; a soldier in Egypt, 1870-1871; a businessman in Washington, D.C.; and author.

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The collection includes letters, chiefly 1900-1925, from James Morris Morgan to his daughter, niece, and nephew, containing personal news, reflections, and advice. Also included are later letters between family members in Shreveport, La., and Washington, D.C.; scattered letters received by Morgan; and a few items relating to his Confederate and Egyptian service.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated.

About 225 items.

Chiefly letters, 1903-1927, from James Morris Morgan to his daughter Helen Morgan Wallace and to his niece Ethel Barry while he lived in Washington, D.C. There are also come Civil War papers and some items relating to Morgan's service in Egypt, 1870-1871, as well as scattered letters received by Morgan. Papers 1935-1950 consist of letters from Howell Morgan of Shreveport, La., to Helen Morgan Wallace about personal and family history.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Biography, family tree, and pictures #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1776-1871 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1885-1899 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1900-1905 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1906-1911 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1912-1915 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1916-1917 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1918-1925 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1927-1950 #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

Undated and miscellaneous #00524, Series: "James Morris Morgan Papers, 1776-1950 and undated." Folder 10

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About 175 items.

Chiefly letters written by James Morris Morgan to his nephew, Howell Morgan, of Louisiana. The letters are concerned with their daily affairs and with personal and family events. One letter, 1884, was written while James Morris Morgan was employed in helping put up the Statue of Liberty; seven letters were written during the period in the 1890s when Morgan was engaged in farming and horsebreeding in Maryland; and the remainder were written after he took up residence in Washington, D.C., and was sometime assistant manager of International Banking Corporation and treasurer of Midwest Oil and Gas Company.

Folder 11

1884-1902 #00524, Subseries: "Addition of August 1958" Folder 11

Folder 12

1903-1904 #00524, Subseries: "Addition of August 1958" Folder 12

Folder 13

1905-1906 #00524, Subseries: "Addition of August 1958" Folder 13

Folder 14

1907-1912 #00524, Subseries: "Addition of August 1958" Folder 14

Folder 15

1913-1918 #00524, Subseries: "Addition of August 1958" Folder 15

Folder 16

1919-1925 #00524, Subseries: "Addition of August 1958" Folder 16

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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