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John P. Morton & Company records, 1852-1943, 1852

Part of John P. Morton & Company records, 1852-1943

kukmaap5097lmGuide to the John P. Morton & Company records, 1852-1943Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the John P. Morton & Company records, 1852-1943Collection number: AAP5097LMContact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.John P. Morton & Company records, 1852-1943AAP5097LMJohn P. Morton & Company.63 cubic ft. 336 volumes. None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Clark, Thomas D., Lexington, Ky. Gift, 1945.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], John P. Morton & Company records, 1852-1943, AAP5097LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.John P. Morton of Lexington, Kentucky, worked as a clerk in the bookstore of W. W. Worsley. When Worsley moved his store to Louisville in 1825, Morton went with him, becoming manager of the store the following year. Between 1832 and 1838 the firm was known as Morton and Smith. It was during this time that the firm began publishing textbooks. Henry A. Griswold joined the firm in 1838. From 1838 the company was known as Morton and Griswold.These are the business records of John P. Morton and Company publishers of Louisville, Kentucky. During its history the firm was known as The Louisville Book Store (1822-1827), Morton and Company (1827-1831), Morton and Smith (1831-1838), and as Morton and Griswold (1838-1860). After 1860 the name was John P. Morton & Company. The company's records include ledgers, invoice books, letter books, business correspondence, credit books, and files on the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railroad (1903- 1905), and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad (1916). These business records are part of the Country Store Records.Organized by genre. Arrangement is chronological thereunder.Morton, John P., 1807-1889.Worsley, W. W.Griswold, Henry A.Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Texas Pacific Railroad.John P. Morton & Company.Louisville and Nashville Railroad.Louisville Book Store.Morton and Company.Morton and Griswold.Morton and Smith.Printing--Kentucky--Louisville.Business records--Kentucky--Louisville.Louisville (Ky.)--History.Account booksJohn P. Morton & Company records, 1852-1943