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Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1854-1899

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Title

Hunt-Morgan family papers

Date

1854-1899

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arrangement is roughly chronological.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1854-1899, 1F56M-239, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

1 reel of microfilm (partial)

Biography/History

John Wesley Hunt came to Lexington, Kentucky from Trenton, New Jersey in 1796. He opened a general store and later became a wholesale trader in cotton, tobacco, saltpeter and especially hemp. He was also involved in horse breeding and banking. His daughter Henrietta married Calvin Cogswell Morgan, and one of their sons was the famous Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. One of their grandsons was Thomas Hunt Morgan, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on the laws and mechanisms of heredity.

Scope and Content

This collection of Hunt-Morgan family papers includes family and business letters, theater programs, receipts, etc.

Subjects

  • Morgan family.
  • Hunt family