Josephine and James Morton papers

Abstract

The Josephine and James Morton papers (dated 1839-1921, bulk 1860-1877; 2 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of correspondence, journals, financial documents, sermons, and photographs which document the Civil War and presbyterian ministries in Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Josephine and James Morton papers
Creator
Morton, Josephine Neal
Extent
2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Presbyterians -- Kentucky.
Presbyterian Church -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding Aid prepared by Erin Weber
Preferred Citation
2016ms054: [identification of item], Josephine and James Morton Papers, 1839-1921, bulk 1860-1877, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Josephine Neal (1848-1924) and James Morton (1833-1920) grew up in the Barren County region of south central Kentucky. The two married in the summer of 1867 after nearly a year of courtship. James was a Presbyterian minister like Josephine's father, Reverend William Neal Sr. Josephine's brother William Neal was killed in 1864 fighting for the Confederate Army. Josephine and James moved fairly regularly for James's ministry. They spent their last few years near Dallas, Texas, and they are buried in a Dallas cemetery.
Scope and Content
The Josephine and James Morton papers (dated 1839-1921, bulk 1860-1877; 2 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of correspondence, journals, financial documents, sermons, and photographs which document the Civil War and presbyterian ministries in Kentucky. The collection contains three journals written by Josephine Neal as a young woman during the Civil War. They document life on home-front for a Kentucky Confederate family during the War. Additionally, the collection contains the battlefield journal of one of her brothers, William Neal, kept until his death in action as a member of the 4th Kentucky Regiment in 1864. The collection also includes the mid-1850s journal of Josephine Neal's husband, James Hanna Morton as he struggled to decide upon a career in the Ministry and scores of his hand-written sermons from the late 19th century. Additionally, the collection contains other religious writings from both Josephine and James. The correspondence consists of letters written between Josephine and James during times apart during their courtship and marriage. The collection also includes correspondence between members of the Neal family.
The Neal family papers series primarily consists of includes the Civil War journals of William Neal and correspondence from Josephine's brothers, sister, mother and father to other family members. There are also some documents from the Neal family, including Sarah Neal's obituary, a drawing by Duff Neal, and documents pertaining to William Neal's military service.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Journals, 1857-1920

James Morton journal, 1857-1858

  • Box 1, folder 1
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James Morton authobiography, 1875-1920

  • Box 1, folder 2
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James Morton autobiography transcript, 1875,1914

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Josephine Neal journal, 1861-1862

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Josephine Neal journal transcript, 1861-1862

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Josephine Neal journal, 1863

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Items removed from Josephine Neal journal, 1863

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Josephine Neal journal transcript, 1863

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Josephine Neal journal, 1864

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Josephine Neal journal transcript, 1864

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Josephine Morton Dallas trip journal, 1916

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Neal family papers, 1839-1912, undated

William Neal journal, 1861 January-February

  • Box 1, folder 12
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William Neal journal transcript, 1861 January-February

  • Box 1, folder 13
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William Neal Civil War journal, 1862

  • Box 1, folder 14
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William Neal Civil War journal transcript, 1862

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Lizzie Neal Alexander correspondence, 1875

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Duff Neal correspondence, 1878

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Sketch by Duff Neal, 1890

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Minor Neal correspondence, 1839

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Sarah Neal correspondence, 1841-1875

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Sarah Neal correspondence, undated

  • Box 2, folder 3-4
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Sarah Neal obituary, 1875

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Reverend William Neal Sr. correspondence, 1841-1882

  • Box 2, folder 7
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William Neal Jr. correspondence, 1854-1860

  • Box 2, folder 8
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William Neal Jr. correspondence, 1861

  • Box 2, folder 9
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William Neal Jr. correspondence, 1862-1863

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Empty envelopes from William Neal Jr., undated

  • Box 2, folder 11
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William Neal Jr. photograph and newspaper clipping, undated

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Photocopies of William Neal Civil War records, 1861-1864

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Correspondence to Neal family, 1839-1898

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Photocopies of the Orphan Brigade references to Neal family, 1898, 1912

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Morton, Neal family biographical notes, undated

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Josephine and James Morton correspondence, 1866-1921, undated

Courtship correspondence, 1866 November-December

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Courtship correspondence, 1867 January-February

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Courtship correspondence, 1867 March

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Courtship correspondence, 1867 April

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Courtship correspondence, 1867 May

  • Box 2, folder 21
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Married correspondence, 1867 July-October

  • Box 2, folder 22
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Married correspondence, 1868 March

  • Box 2, folder 23
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Married correspondence, 1868 August-September

  • Box 2, folder 24
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Married correspondence, 1868 October-November

  • Box 2, folder 25
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Married correspondence, 1869

  • Box 2, folder 26
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Married correspondence, 1870-1871

  • Box 2, folder 27
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Married correspondence, 1873-1874

  • Box 2, folder 28
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Married correspondence, 1875-1877, undated

  • Box 2, folder 29
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Empty envelopes from Josephine and James Morton, 1866-1867, undated

  • Box 2, folder 30
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Correspondence to James Morton, 1864-1901

  • Box 2, folder 31
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Correspondence to Josephine Morton, 1868-1921

  • Box 2, folder 32
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Financial documents, 1867-1918

Receipts, 1867-1889

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Receipts, 1890-1918

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Tax receipts, 1895-1910

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Bank ledgers, 1884-1896

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Deeds, 1880-1897

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Financial statements, 1871-1888

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Financial statements, 1889-1909

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Biographical-personal, 1859-1916, undated

Train cards, 1896-1916

  • Box 3, folder 8
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The Budget publication, 1887-1889

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Bethel College commencement program, 1892

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Cast your anchor in heaven cross stitch, undated

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Josephine Morton rules to remember, 1872

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Incomplete notes, undated

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Josephine Neal diploma, 1859

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Photograph album, undated

  • Item 1

Col Spencer , undated

  • Box 4, item 1
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Albert Stockton, undated

  • Box 4, item 2
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Unidentified man, undated

  • Box 4, item 3
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Mrs. J.W. Edwards, undated

  • Box 4, item 4
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J.W. Edwards, undated

  • Box 4, item 5
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J.S. Gridion, undated

  • Box 4, item 6
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Miriam Morton, undated

  • Box 4, item 7
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Unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 4, item 8-9
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Lizzie Kilgore, undated

  • Box 4, item 10
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Sue Spencer, undated

  • Box 4, item 11
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Mary Beauchamp, undated

  • Box 4, item 12
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Miss Stockton, undated

  • Box 4, item 13
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Duff Green, undated

  • Box 4, item 14
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Two unidentified children, undated

  • Box 4, item 15
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Minor Morton, undated

  • Box 4, item 16
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Duff and Lou Neal, undated

  • Box 4, item 17
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Maggie , undated

  • Box 4, item 18
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Lizzie and Sam Alexander, undated

  • Box 4, item 19
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Aunt , undated

  • Box 4, item 20
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Lizzie Neal Alexander, undated

  • Box 4, item 21
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Eliza Stockton, undated

  • Box 4, item 22
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Will , undated

  • Box 4, item 23
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James Morton, undated

  • Box 4, item 24
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Brother , undated

  • Box 4, item 25
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Minor Morton, undated

  • Box 4, item 26
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Unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 4, item 27-28
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Unidentified child, undated

  • Box 4, item 29
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Unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 4, item 30
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W.J. Stone, undated

  • Box 4, item 31
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Joe Neal, undated

  • Box 4, item 32
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Lizzie Alexander, undated

  • Box 4, item 33
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Nannie J. Peuce, undated

  • Box 4, item 34
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Religious documents, 1866-1910, undated

Presbyterian documents, 1866-1910

  • Box 3, folder 14
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James Morton biblical notes, undated

  • Box 3, folder 15
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James Morton contemplation, undated

  • Box 3, folder 16
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Josephine Morton religious notes, undated

  • Box 3, folder 17
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James Morton sermons, undated

  • Box 3, folder 18-24
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James Morton sermon pouch, undated

  • Box 5, folder 1
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If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

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