The Resource Papers of the related Morton and Dickinson families of Orange and Caroline counties, Va., (manuscript)

Papers of the related Morton and Dickinson families of Orange and Caroline counties, Va., (manuscript)

Label
Papers of the related Morton and Dickinson families of Orange and Caroline counties, Va., 1727-1978
Title
Papers of the related Morton and Dickinson families of Orange and Caroline counties, Va.
Inclusive dates
1727-1978
Contributor
Correspondent
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection contains correspondence, legal and financial papers, diaries, clippings, maps, photographs, military commissions, diplomas, membership and achievement certificates, and memorabilia of the families, particularly of the Mortons--William, Jackson, Dr. George, Jeremiah, Dr. William Jackson, Charles Bruce, Caroline Dickinson, Rev. William Jackson, Dorothea Ashby Moncure, Dr. Charles Bruce, William J. Dickinson, and John Moncure
  • Topics in the correspondence include an 1808 duel between Peter V. Daniel and John Sedden recounted by Armisted Thomas Mason; the British invasion during the War of 1812; the settling of several Dickinson family estates, and of Edwin Daingerfield, 1842, and James R. Jones, 1830-1839
  • Other topics include the hiring and sale of slaves; the Seminole and Creek Wars of 1836-1837; the fortunes of family members who emigrated to Florida, Georgia, and Texas; life at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia in the 1840s-1850s, including the exodus of Southern students
  • Additional topics are the Virginia secession convention 1861; Charleston, S.C. in 1861; the Virginia populist movement, 1894; Christ Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Va.; the Monongahela Navigation Co.; requisitions and damage payments by the Confederate Army; and the D.A.R. and Colonial Dames
  • Financial and legal papers, chiefly for Caroline, Orange and Spotsylvania Cos., include wills, deeds, slave bills of sale, pension claims, insurance policies, taxes, ledgers, promissory notes, cash books, and a 1765 land grant from Lord Fairfax
  • Also included are William Morton's diary of the 1821-1822 Virginia General Assembly; George Morton's medical casebook, 1822-1839, from the Philadelphia almshouse; a physiology notebook, 1858-1859, from the University of Virginia class of James Laurence Cabell, an 1883-1885 sheep register; Charles Bruce Morton's diary, 1913-1917, from Episcopal High School and the University of Virginia, his medical laboratory notebooks
  • Other items include his case books from St. Luke's and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., his file copies of University of Virginia medical salaries contracts, and his typescript for History of the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1824-1971
  • Also included are essays and sermons of William Jackson Morton, 1889-1936; records and blueprints from Christ Church; plats of family holdings; and an essay by George Morton on the pernicious effects of tobacco
Cataloging source
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Label
Papers of the related Morton and Dickinson families of Orange and Caroline counties, Va., (manuscript)
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  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Guide available.
Extent
5
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u2141831
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AKJ8366
  • (OCoLC)122554266
Type of unit
ft.

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Library Locations

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