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Collection Number: 02316

Collection Title: William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893.

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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 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1700 items)
Abstract William H. Morgan (1818-1901) was a physician and dentist in Nashville, Tenn., executive in mining and insurance companies, and founder and dean of the School of Dentistry at Vanderbilt University. The collection includes correspondence and other papers, mostly concerned with the dental profession in the South: professional training, organization, appointments, and supplies. These include letters from other dentists, prospective dental students, and patients. Other important topics of correspondence are Morgan's dental practice in partnership with T. B. Hamlin in the 1840s and 1850s, and the Vanderbilt dental school in the 1880s and 1890s. Also included are papers from the 1870s and 1880s relating to the Silver Mining Company in Tennessee, the Santa Gertrudio Mining Company in Mexico, and the Nashville Life Insurance Company; and personal correspondence relating to crops in Tennessee and Kentucky, banking, politics, war, and current events.
Creator Morgan, William H., 1818-1901.
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 William H. Morgan Papers, #2316, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William H. Morgan of Nashville, Tenn., 1939.
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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William H. Morgan (1818-1901) was a physician and dentist in Nashville, Tenn., executive in mining and insurance companies, and founder and dean of the School of Dentistry at Vanderbilt University.

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The collection includes correspondence and other papers of William H. Morgan (1818-1901), mostly concerned with the dental profession in the South: professional training, organization, appointments, and supplies. These include letters from other dentists, prospective dental students, and patients. Other important topics of correspondence are Morgan's dental practice in partnership with T. B. Hamlin in the 1840s and 1850s, and the Vanderbilt dental school in the 1880s and 1890s. Also included are papers from the 1870s and 1880s relating to the Silver Mining Company in Tennessee, the Santa Gertrudio Mining Company in Mexico, and the Nashville Life Insurance Company; and personal correspondence relating to crops in Tennessee and Kentucky, banking, politics, war, and current events.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1836-1849 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1850-1851 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1852-1853 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1854-1855 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1856-1857 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1858 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1859 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1860 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1861 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1862-1865 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1866 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1867 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1868 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

January-May 1869 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

June-December 1869 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

January-June 1870 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

July-December 1871 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

January-June 1871 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

July-December 1871 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

January-May 1872 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

June-December 1872 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

January-December 1873 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1874 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1875-1876 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1877-1878 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1879 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

January-May 1880 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

June 1880 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

July 1880 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

August 1880 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

September-October 1880 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

November-December 1880 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

January-March 1881 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

April-June 1881 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

July-August 1881 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

September-October 1881 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

November-December 1881 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

January-April 1882 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

May-July 1882 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

September-December 1882 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

January-June 1883 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

July-December 1883 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

1884 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

1885-1889 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1892-1893 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

Undated #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

Undated #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Undated #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

Undated #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

Volume 1: Minutes of the Tennessee Dental Association, 1868-1892 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

Volume 2: Typescript copy of "A Venerable House," by Henry W. Morgan from the Nashville American, 19 June 1881 #02316, Series: "William H. Morgan Papers, 1836-1893 and undated." Folder 51

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, October 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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