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Hunt-Morgan family papers
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Arrangement is roughly chronological.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1854-1899, 1F56M-239, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 reel of microfilm (partial)
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.
This collection of Hunt-Morgan family papers includes family and business letters, theater programs, receipts, etc.