Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1854-1899

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1854-1899
Creator
Morgan family.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (partial)
Subjects
Morgan family.
Hunt family
Arrangement
Arrangement is roughly chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

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