Morgan, John Hunt Papers, 1883-1940

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Morgan, John Hunt 

Title:  Papers, 1883-1940 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.66 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A M847j 

Scope and Content Note 

Papers include letters to him and his wife, Virginia (Jeffrey) Morgan, 1883-1940; accounts, 1891-1899; bank book, 1892-1898; literary papers, consisting of poems and jokes written by Morgan; genealogical notes on the Morgan and Cogswell families; lists of contributors to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. 

Correspondents include his mother, Mrs. Carrie B. Morgan, his uncle, Charlton H. Morgan, his cousin, Currie Duke, while at Berlin in 1899, William A. Walker, illustrator of New York, R. J. Belford of Belford’s Monthly, T. S. Allen, J. H. Cabell, Kitty Cheatham Thompson, and his cousin, Ellen Key Howard Morgan, who wrote in 1931 and 1932 about the management of the family property in Ky. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Correspondence, 1883-1889.

2Correspondence, 1890-1891.

3 Correspondence, 1892.

4 Correspondence, 1893-1894.

5 Correspondence, 1895-1896.

6 Correspondence, 1897.

7 Correspondence, 1898.

8 Correspondence, 1904-1905.

9 Correspondence, 1922-1930.

10 Correspondence, 1931. 

11 Correspondence, 1932-1940.

12 Correspondence, n.d.

13 Newspaper clipping, 1897 May 25, about the marriage of John Hunt Morgan to Virginia Abercrombie Jeffrey.


Box 2 

14 Accounts, 1891-1899.

15 Virginia Morgan poem: “They Shall Not Pass.”

16 The old James K. Duke farm, Scott County, Ky. The birthplace of General Basil W. Duke. 

fl. 17 A New England Pioneer.

18 Lists of contributors to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

19 Invitations.

20 Miscellaneous printed materials. 

21 Miscellaneous papers of Calvin C. Morgan, 1892-1898. 

22 Literary papers consisting of poems and jokes. 

23 Miscellaneous.

24 Notes on the Morgan, Hunt, and Hart families.

25 Account book of Morgan with the Security Trust and Safety Vault Co. of Lexington, 1892-1898.