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Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1784

Part of Hunt-Morgan family papers

63M202 Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1784-1949 63M202 Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 October 18 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-09-15T16:51-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Hunt-Morgan family papers 63M202 University of Kentucky Special Collections 16.39 Cubic feet 42 boxes, 4 items 1784-1949 Morgan family Custodial History note Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Lexington and Fayette County. Gifts and deposits, 1955-1962. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research. Conditions Governing Use note Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Preferred Citation note 63M202 : [identification of item], Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1784-1949, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note John Wesley Hunt came to Lexington, Ky. 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 in banking. His daughter Henrietta married Calvin Cogswell Morgan, and her son, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, became famous during the Civil War for his daring raids. Her grandson, Thomas Hunt Morgan, won the 1933 Nobel Prize for medicine for his discoveries about the laws and mechanisms of heredity. Scope and Contents note These are the papers of the Hunt-Morgan family of Kentucky. The collection includes John Wesley Hunt's business records and correspondence, which deal with riverboat trade on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, business conditions in Cincinnati, Lexington, and New Orleans, and the operation of his store. There are also letters from his family in New Jersey, describing life in that area. The collection also includes numerous Civil War-era letters, diaries, and newspaper articles, some of them about the exploits of General John Hunt Morgan. Twentieth-century materials include Thomas Hunt Morgan's childhood letters and the letters his wife wrote to his mother, and records and correspondence relating to the Morgan Heirs Land Co. There are scrapbooks, ledgers, genealogical data, and a group of family portraits, which have been removed to the library's Photographic Archives (PA63M202). Arrangement note Arranged chronologically and by type. Descriptive inventory available in the Breckinridge Research Room, Special Collections. Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916 Hart, Thomas, 1772-1809. Hill, A. P., (A. Powell) Hunt family. Hunt, Abraham, 1741?-1821 Hunt, Catherine Grosch, 1777-1835 Hunt, Charlton, 1801-1836 Hunt, John Wesley, 1773-1849. Hunt, Wilson Price, 1783?-1842 Morgan Heirs Land Company. Morgan, Calvin Cogswell, 1801-1854. Morgan, Charlton Hunt, 1836?-1910?. Morgan, Henrietta Hunt, 1823-1891 Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864 Morgan, Lillian V. Sampson. Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945 Biologists. Business records--Kentucky--Lexington. Fayette County (Ky.)--History. General stores--Kentucky. Generals. Hemp industry--Kentucky. Horses--Breeding. Kentucky--Genealogy. Land companies. Lexington (Ky.)--Commerce. Photographs Tobacco industry--Kentucky. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 1 1 1784,1787 1 2 1792 1 3 1793 1 4 1794 1 5 1795 February-1795 June 1 6 1795 July-1795 December 1 7 1796 January-1796 February 1 8 1796 March-1796 June 1 9 1796 July-1796 September 1 10 1796 October-1796 November 1 11 1796 December 2 1 1796 2 2 1796-1810 (?) 2 3 1797 January-1797 April 2 4 1797 May-1797 August 2 5 1797 September-1797 December 2 6 1798 January-1798 April 2 7 1798 May-1798 December 2 8 1799 January-1799 June 2 9 1799 July-1799 December 3 1 1800 January-1800 March 3 2 1800 April-1800 June 3 3 1800 July-1800 December 3 4 1801 January-1801 April 3 5 1801 June-1801 December 3 6 1802 January-1802 May 3 7 1802 July-1802 December 3 8 1803 January-1803 May 3 9 1803 June-1803 December 3 10 1804 4 1 1805 January-1805 June 4 2 1805 July-1805 December 4 3 1806 January-1806 June 4 4 1806 July-1806 December 4 5 1807 January-1807 May 4 6 1807 June-1807 September 4 7 1807 October-1807 December 5 1 1808 January-1808 May 5 2 1808 June-1808 December 5 3 1809 5 4 1810 January-1810 March 5 5 1810 April-1810 June 5 6 1810 July-1810 September 5 7 1810 October-1810 December 5 8 1811 6 1 1811 January-1811 July 6 2 1811 August-1811 September 6 3 1811 October-1811 December 6 4 1812 January-1812 April 6 5 1812 May-1812 December 6 6 1813 January-1813 April 6 7 1813 May 6 8 1813 June-1813 August 6 9 1813 September-1813 December 7 1 1814 January-1814 October 7 2 1814 November-1814 December 7 3 1815 7 4 1816 January-1816 April 7 5 1816 May-1816 June 7 6 1816 July-1816 August 7 7 1816 September-1816 December 8 1 1817 January-February 8 2 1817 March-1817 May 8 3 1817 June-1817 September 8 4 1817 October-1817 December 8 5 1818 January-1818 April 8 6 1818 May-1818 July 8 7 1818 August-1818 December 8 8 1819 8 9 1820 8 10 1821 January-1821 May 8 11 1821 June-1821 December 8 12 1822 8 13 1823 January-1823 March 8 14 1823 April-1823 July 8 15 1823 August-1823 September 8 16 1823 October-1823 December 9 1 1824 9 2 1825 9 3 1826 9 4 1827 Hart and Curd Orders 9 5 1828 Business and Legal 9 6 1828 Family Letters 9 7 1828 9 8 1829 9 9 1830 9 10 1831 January-1831 February 9 11 1831 March-1831 June 9 12 1831 July-1831 August 9 13 1831 September-1831 December 9 14 1832 January-1832 April 9 15 1832 May-1832 December 10 1 1833 January-1833 March 10 2 1833 April-1833 July 10 3 1833 August-1833 September 10 4 1833 October-1833 December 10 5 1834 January-1834 February 10 6 1834 March-1834 June 10 7 1834 July-1834 August 10 8 1834 September 10 9 1834 October-1834 December Date Uncertain 10 10 1834 10 11 1835 January-1835 August 10 12 1835 September-1835 December Orders 11 1-2 1836 January-1836 May 11 3 1836 January-1836 June 11 4 1836 July-1836 December 11 5 1837 January-1837 June 11 6 1837 July-1837 December 11 7 1838 January-1838 April 11 8 1838 May 11 9 1838 June-1838 July 11 10 1838 August-1838 September 11 11 1838 October-1838 November 11 12 1838 December 11 13 1839 12 1 1840 January-1840 May 12 2 1840 June-1840 July 12 3 1840 August-1840 September 12 4 1840 October-1840 December 12 5 1841 January-1841 February 12 6 1841 March-1841 May 12 7 1841 June-1841 December 12 8 1842 13 1 1843 January-1843 June 13 2 1843 July-1843 December 13 3 1844 January-1844 February 13 4 1844 March-1844 May 13 5 1844 June-1844 December 13 6 1845 13 7 1846 13 8 1847 13 9 1848 13 10 1849 14 1 1850 14 2 1851 14 3 1852 14 4 1853 14 5 1854 14 6 1855 14 7 1856 Checks and Notes 14 8 1856 14 9 1857 14 10 1858 Checks and Notes 14 11 1859 14 12 1859 15 1 1860 January-1860 March 15 2 1860 April 15 3 1860 May-1860 July 15 4 1860 August-1860 October 15 5 1860 November 15 6 1860 December, undated 15 7 1861 January-1861 February 15 8 1861 March-1861 April 15 9 1861 May-1861 July 15 10 1861 August-1861 December, undated C. Howard Diary 15 11 1861 C. Howard Letters 15 12-13 1861 January-1861 December 16 1 1862 January-1862 June 16 2 1862 July-1862 December Howard Papers 16 3-8 1862 January-1862 December 16 9 1863 January-1863 May 16 10 1863 June-1863 July 16 11 1863 August-1863 December How General John H. Morgan Escaped. 16 12 1863 Photocopies of Encapsulated Documents 16 13 1862-1863 17 1 1864 January-1864 February 17 2 1864 March-1864 May 17 3 1864 June-1864 December Memo and Letter Book 17 3a 1864 17 4 1865 January-1865 April 17 5 1865 May-1865 December 17 6 1866 17 7 1867 17 8 1868 17 9 1869 17 10 1870 17 11 1871 17 12 1872 17 13 1873 17 14 1874 17 15 1875 17 16 1876 17 17 1877 17 18 1878 17 19 1879 17 20 1880 17 21 1881-1885 17 22 1886-1889 18 1 1890 General 18 2 1890 Scope and Contents note This folder contain various correspondence items for the year 1890. 18 3 1890-1891 General 1 4 1891 Scope and Contents note This folder contain various correspondence items for the year 1891. 18 5 1892 September-1892 December 18 6 1893 18 7 1890-1893 18 8 1892 General 18 9 1892 Scope and Contents note This folder contain various correspondence items for the year 1892. 18 10 1892 January-1892 April 18 11 1893 February-1893 June 18 12 1893 July-1893 December General 18 13 1893 Scope and Contents note This folder contain various correspondence items for the year 1893. 19 1 1894 General 19 2 1894 19 3 1894 19 4 1895 19 5 1896 19 6 1897 19 7 1898 19 8 1899 General 19 9-13 1901,1904,1906-1907 Scope and Contents note These folder contain various correspondence items for 1901,1904 and 1906 to 1907. 19 14 1900-1909 19 15 1900-1905 19 16 1906-1907 20 1 1908 20 2 1908-1909 General 20 3 1909 Scope and Contents note This folder contains various correspondence items for the year 1909. 20 4-5 1910 20 6 1911 General 20 7 1912 Scope and Contents note This folder contains various correspondence items for the year 1912. 20 8 1912 20 9 1913 20 10 1914 20 11 1915 20 12 1916 20 13 1917 20 14 1918 20 15 1919 21 1-2 1920 21 3 1921 21 4 1922 21 5 1921-1922 21 6-7 1923 21 8 1924 21 9 1925 21 10 1926 22 1 1927 22 2 1928 22 3 1929 22 4-5 1930 22 6 1931 22 7 1932 22 8 1933 23 1 1934 23 2 1935 23 3 1936 23 4 1937 23 5 1938 23 6 1939 General 23 7 1940 Scope and Contents note This folder contains various correspondence items for the year 1940. 23 8 1940-1949 Cicero Coleman correspondence 23 9 24 1-7 undated Letters 24 8 undated J.H. Morgan 24 9 undated Letters, Fragments and Items 25 1-2 undated Unidentified Letters, Statements and Items 25 3-4 undated General 25 5-6 undated Scope and Contents note These two folders contain general undated papers such as receipts, letters, postcards, poems, programs and also two photographs of two separate unidentified women. Greeting Cards 26 1 1910 Calling Cards 26 2 1910, 1925 Envelopes 26 3 1910s-1950s Songbook, The Little Tycoon by Williard Spencer 26 4 1882 Maps, Atlas and Plates 26 5 1882,1937, undated Civil War Envelopes, mostly to Mrs. Basil Duke 27 1 undated Civil War Diaries 27 2 1862 July 17-1862 September 4,1862 October 9-1864 March 20 Civil War Memorabilia 27 3 1862, 1905, undated Kentucky State Guard Regulations, Confederate Veterans Association 27 4 1860,1890 Civil War Army Account Book, 2 volumes 27 5 1862 Confederate Veterans Association, 5th edition (original, 2 copies) 27 6 1895 Confederate Veterans Association, 5th edition (photocopies) 27 7 1895 Sketches of Morgan 27 8 undated Correspondence 28 1 1850s, undated Civil War Notes and Correspondence 28 2 undated Unidentified 28 3-5 undated Lloyd Family Geneaology 28 6 undated Geneaology 28 7-8 undated Notes 28 9 undated Letters and Geneaology 28 10 undated Bank Account Records, John Wesley Hunt 29 1 1807-1817 Weavers Production 29 2 1853-1856 Account Books, J.H and C.C. Morgan 29 3 1852-1858 Day Book, John Jeffrey and Co. 29 4 1854 June 10-1859 May 27 House Expense Ledgers, C.H. Morgan, 210 N Broadway 29 5 1867 Account Books, Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum 29 6 1880s Financial Records 29 7 1885-1890, 1892, 1920, undated Brief for Applicants, Court of Appeals of Kentucky 30 1 undated Letterheads, Morgan Heirs Land Co. 30 2 undated Civil Summons and Contract, Miss Ellen K.H. Morgan 30 3 1928,1930, 1936,undated Meeting Minutes, Morgan Heirs Land Co. 30 4 1927 May 5, 1927 December 5,1928 January 12 First Meeting of the Morgan Heirs Land Co., Directors and Stockholders 30 5 1926 May 13 Capital Stock Certificate Book, Morgan heirs land Co. 30 6 1927-1928 Map 30 7 undated Correspondence, Hugh Riddell, RE: Morgan Heirs 30 8-11 1929-1934 Receipt Books, John Hunt Morgan 30 12 1907-1908, 1910 Volumes I-IV: R.C. Morgan vs. Big Woods Lumber Company 31 undated Volumes V-IX: R.C. Morgan vs. Big Woods Lumber Company 32 undated Volumes X-XIV: R.C. Morgan vs. Big Woods Lumber Company 33 undated Christening Photographs 36 1 undated Floorplans: Addition to Residence for Mrs. Morgan, Unmounted Photographs 36 2 undated General 36 3 undated Scope and Contents note This folder contains miscellaneous papers and cards, including calling cards, sympathy cards, valentines, notes, invitations, postcards and two boxes of seals. There is also a program and cast list for I. Morgan's "Gentlemen are Gentleman." Unidentified Manuscript 36 4 undated Xerox Copies to Crumbling Originals 36 5 undated Crumbling Originals 36 6 undated Manuscript and Xerox Copies 36 7 undated Advertising 36 8 undated Temperance Publications 36 9 undated AMs: Prince Madoc, Undoing of a Cynic and fragment of Saint of Pleasant Green 36 10 1884 January 20, undated Sketch of General Garibaldi 36 11 undated Will, Mrs. Cornelia A. Howard 36 12 undated Christ Church Cathedral, Gleaners, Minutes 36 13 1902-1911 Poetry 34 1 1863,undated Clipping from Lexington Trans., contains text of letters to JWH not in the collection 34 2 undated Newsclippings on family members, South Carolina earthquake 34 3 1800-1891 Newsclippings, Civil War 34 4 1885-1940 John H. Morgan Clippings 34 5 1885-1913 Thomas Hunt Morgan Clippings 34 6 1933-1934 Morgan Reunion Clippings 34 7 1883 Lindbergh Newsclippings 34 8 1929 October General Newsclippings 34 9-10 1939-1940, undated Scope and Contents note These two folders contain newsclippings, both dated and undated, on various topics such as archaeological discoveries, business, global affairs, women's interests, antiques, politics and local happenings amongst others. Some materials are dated (1939-1940) but the majority of clippings are undated. Miniature Exhibition Catalog, Colonial Dames 35 1 1911 January Francis Scott Key Monument Program 35 2 1898 August 9 Song of Geometry, book cover with label Eastern Lunatic Asylum Library 35 3 1854, undated Matthew Harris Jouett Paintings Catalog, J.B. Speed Museum 35 4 1939 Ohio Penitentiary Souvenir 35 5 1899 Confederate Magazines 35 6 1892, 1893 Confederate War Journal, Illustrated: Volume 1, #11 (damaged) 35 7 1894 February Maryland Original Research Society, Bulletins 1 and 2 35 8 1906 June, 1910 June Masters in Art monograph series: Vol. 3 parts 28,29,34 and Vol. 5 parts 52,53 35 9 1902 April-1904 May Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Assorted Literature 35 10 1851,1876,1882 June, undated Religious Tracts 35 11 1901-1917, 1940, undated Japanese Woodcut Boors (3 sample) 35 12 undated Japanese Color Woodcut Books 35 13-15 undated Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy 35 16 1858 Picture Frames 35 17 undated McDonald's Rotary Hat Iron 35 18 undated Checkbook Stubs, 1 v. 1 1810 January-1811 February 25 John W. Hunt Cash Book, Personal Expenses and Lunatic Asylum Accounts 2 1841 August 9-1848 July 10 Holderman, Pearson & Co. Ledger 3 1815 July-1824 November John W. Hunt & Son (Thomas) Ledger 4 1834 March 5-1838 37 1 1792 37 2 1793 37 3 1794 37 4 1795 37 5-8 1796 38 1 1796 38 2-4 1797 38 5 1798 38 6 1799 39 1 1800 January 29 39 2-4 1800 39 5 1801 39 6 1802 39 7 1803 39 8 1804 40 1 1805 40 2-3 1806 40 4-5 1807 40 6 1808 40 7 1809 40 8-9 1810 40 10 1811 40 11 1817 January 10 40 12 1818 December 18 40 13 1821 February 21 41 1 1830 41 2 1856 41 3-5 1857 41 6-8 1858 41 9 1859 May 13 41 10 1860 January 15 41 11 1860 May-1860 August 41 12 1860-1865 41 13 1861 March 25? 41 14 1861 41 15 1862 January 7 Sheet Music 42 1860,1866,1876,1882,1886,undated F. P. Bacht, Proclamation! broadside 36 12 1862 July 13 Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford, 1818-1871 Hunt-Morgan family papers