A Guide to the Morton-Halsey Papers Morton-Halsey Papers 3995

A Guide to the Morton-Halsey Papers

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Accession number 3995


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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
3995
Title
Morton-Halsey Papers ca. 1786-1938
Extent
ca. 21,000 items
Collector
Frances Halsey Towe, Mrs. Harriet Halsey Bartlett, and Mr. Glassell Morton Halsey
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Morton-Halsey Papers, Accession 3995, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

The Morton-Halsey Collection was loaned to the Library by Mr. G. Morton Halsey, II, "Lessland," Culpeper, Virginia, in September 1952. It was made a gift to the Library by the great-grandchildren of Jeremiah Morton: Mrs. Frances Halsey Towe, Mrs. Harriet Halsey Bartlett, and Mr. Glassell Morton Halsey in September 1978.

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Scope and Content

The Morton- Halseycollection consists of ca. 21,000 items (39 Hollinger boxes, ca. 14 linear shelf feet), ca. 1786-1938 composed of correspondence, financial and legal papers, business records, account books, bills, receipts, newsclippings, broadsides, and other printed materials, chiefly concerning Jeremiah Mortonand his son-in-law, Joseph J. Halsey.

Jeremiah Morton(1799-1878) of Racoon Ford, Orange County, Virginia, was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was educated at Washington College(now Washington and Lee University) and at the College of William and Mary. Morton began his career as lawyer in 1822, but abandoned his practice due to poor health. He was elected by the Eighth District of Virginiato the thirty-first United States Congress(1849-1851) but failed to gain re-election in 1850.

The correspondence from the Civil War years documents Morton's attendance at the Virginia Secession Convention of 1861, his appointment as a colonel in the cavalry by Governor John Letcher, and his attempts to amass food during shortages of 1864. Of related interest is a lengthy autobiographical account of the career of William "Extra Billy" Smith, written in 1873 when Smith was running for U. S. Senate. The account includes his election to public office as Virginiastate senator (1836), governor (1845), and U. S. congressman (1853-1859), and describes some of his Civil War experiences. A comparison of Morton's pre-and post-war correspondence illustrates the plummeting of family and business fortunes which followed the Confederate defeat. Such conditions are illustrated in Morton's correspondence with his brother, Senator Jackson Mortonof Milton, Florida; with Jackson's son, W. Chase Morton; and with Henry Ahrens, a Floridabusinessman.

Throughout his life, Morton was involved in a variety of land investment and business ventures which are documented in his correspondence. Among these ventures was a slave trade centered in Virginiaand in Mobile, Alabama; an investment in the spa White Sulphur Springs, Virginia; and a tentative speculation in West Virginiacoal lands. Correspondence relating to the slave trade (ca. 1847-1863) is grouped with other relevant materials, including accounts and descriptions and values of slaves. (See also the listing of ledgers). Morton was also a member of the Texas Board of Trustees of the Southern Pacific Railroadwhile the railroad was being built across that state in the 1850's and early 1870's, and a part of a group of Virginians who made loans to Texans.

Other correspondence includes that of Richard H. Mauryand William Mauryor R. H. Maury and Companyof Richmond(1867) discussing the sale of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, national politics, and Virginiafinances; of Alexander H. Stephensconcerning his book, A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States; of John S. Barbour, Jr.concerning proposed land purchases by the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad; of Reverend John Coleconcerning the rebuilding of Culpeperchurches (1866-1868); of B. J. Sagecommenting on politics; and of Frederick J. Gamble, giving an account of the yellow fever epidemic in New Orleansin 1867. Related materials consist of the Morton familyland grant (1786) signed by Governor Patrick Henry, Jeremiah Morton's property in New Orleans.

Joseph J. Halsey(ca. 1820-1894) was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, and was educated at the College of New Jersey(now Princeton University). He moved to Virginiaaround 1840, eventually to farm and practice law in Culpeper County. After his marriage to Mildred Mortonin 1848 he became an increasingly close friend and business associate of her father, Jeremiah Morton. Halsey served as a captain in the Confederacy army during the Civil War, after which he returned to his farm and legal practice. Joseph and Mildred Halsey had two sons, J. Morton Halseyand B. B. Halsey, and two daughters, Fannie Halseyand Annie Halsey.

J. J. Halsey's correspondence has been divided into two main series: general correspondence, which is chiefly concerned with business matters centered in Culpeper County; and family correspondence, which consists of letters from his father and siblings in New Jerseyand with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Early general correspondence (1840-1848) documents Halsey's attempts to begin a career and establish himself financially. He appears to have first considered an academic career, for he applied for the job of superintendent of Baltimore, Marylandpublic schools, and for a professorship at the newly-founded University of Mississippi. He also attempted to establish his own academy. After his marriage and the beginning of his legal career, Halsey's general correspondence becomes concerned mainly with legal and business matters, although it does include some discussion of farming and of slave trading. There is a limited amount of personal correspondence.

The Civil War correspondence documents Halsey's career, first as a captain in the Virginia Cavalry Volunteers, and then as quartermaster of the Sixth Virginia Cavalry. In 1863, in response to a charge that he had been away without leave, Halsey wrote an account of his wartime activities until that time: a cycle of activity, failing health, leave, recovery, and return. The post-war correspondence includes accounts of Halsey's involvement as a shareholder in the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad, his operation of a sawmill, and his dealings with the Emigrant Aid and Homestead Companyas agent for the sale of large tracts of Virginia land.

Later correspondence (1870-1894) includes an account of the destruction of the Halsey estate, " Lessland, " by fire in 1870. Architectural estimates, plans, and costs relating to the rebuilding are included in the related materials which follow the correspondence. Through the 1870s, Halsey continued to be an agent for the sale of Virginialands. In 1884 he attempted to expand his agricultural concerns to include the raising of sheep and sale of wool. He died at " Lessland" in 1894.

The correspondence of J. J. Halseyalso includes letters and maps concerning the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, and correspondence and papers related to Dr. B. B. Halsey's case with the newly formed state board of medical examiners, contesting their right to license physicians. Related materials include essays and verse by J. J. Halsey, materials relating to the rebuilding of " Lessland, " B. B. Halsey's examinations at Williston Seminary, Virginia, and papers concerning tuition, board and incidental expenses of Irena Louisa Halseyat Piedmont Female Institute. Of particular note is an 1855 registration form for Andrew Johnson, "a person of colour," indicating his status as "born free in the County of Orange, Virginia, " and identifying him by his color, stature and marks or scars upon his face, head or hands. Also included are two pages from the notebook of Mildred Halsey, which offer a day-by-day account of life while her husband is at war and Union forces occupy nearby areas.

The family correspondence of J. J. Halseycontrasts life in New Jerseyand in Virginiaduring the period 1848-1894. Correspondents include Halsey's father, Samuel B. Halsey; his brothers, Samuel S. Halsey, Edmund Halsey, and Alexander Halsey; and his sisters Susan Halseyand Anne Halsey; as well as his wife, children and grandchildren. Especially interesting are the political exchanges, occasionally heated, between J. J. Halseyand his younger brothers Samuel S. Halseyand Edmund Halsey, on subjects such as slavery, abolitionism, secession, the elections of Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln, the MissouriCompromise, the Kansas- NebraskaAct, reconstruction, and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. More personal issues discussed include Halsey's marriage, his fears for his wife and daughters during their wartime separation, and financial problems in the difficult post-war years, when many prominent Virginiafamilies went into bankruptcy. In 1868, the New JerseyHalseys convinced Mildred Halseyto send her two daughters north for their safety and education. J. J. Halsey's shocked letter when he heard of the arrangement and his conjectures about their trip to Washington, traveling "unprotected...with nine pence and a carpetbag," (July 4, 1865) illustrates conditions in Virginiaat the time and indicates the tremendous emotional strain on the family.

In addition to the New Jerseyand Virginiacorrespondence, the collection contains letters of an elder brother, Abraham Halsey, from California. His letters provide an interesting sidelight on the controversies between the Virginiaand New JerseyHalseys, and describe his own life as a rancher and as secretary to a large number of mining concerns.

The Morton-Halsey collection also includes correspondence and related papers of the Winston family, also of Culpeper County, Virginia. As executor of the estate of William Winston, J. J. Halseyreceived letters from Winston's sons, Wallace Winston, Walter C. Winston, and J. B. Winston. Halsey also came into possession of correspondence between the brothers, including letters from J. B. Winstonand Timothy Fosterin California, to Walter Winstonin Virginia, discussing personal property matters and Californiapolitics. There are also letters of Wallace Winstonfrom Arkansas.

The second major series in this collection consists of financial and legal papers of Jeremiah Morton, J. J. Halsey, and others. They date from ca. 1800-1895 and include business and personal accounts, bills, receipts, promissory nots, tax receipts and papers concerning bankruptcy and insurance. Also included are deeds, bonds, indentures, wills, land surveys, plats, charts and other material concerning the purchase or transferral of land. There are also files on court related matters such as bills of complaint, legal opinions, summons and other court notices. Of particular interest are itemized tax receipts which document the ownership of slaves.

Many of these documents are Morton's or Halsey's own personal records, including their accounts with area merchants. For the most part, however, the financial and legal papers in this series belong to a number of individuals, primarily residents of Madison, Culpeperor Orangecounties, Virginia, whose affairs were handled by J. J. Halsey. As a lawyer, Halsey often acted as executor of an estate or counsel, and therefore acquired all the legal papers and business accounts of his clients and neighbors. Individuals and firms listed are: William C. Austin, Beechwood and Mallory, John Blackwelland Hannah Blackwell, Charles G. Brittand James Beckham, Bushrod Brown, Thomas Brown, Thomas, Frances Bunleyand Susie Bunley, M. A. Carter, John Clark, James Clarkand Reuben Clark, William D. Clark, Timothy Costello, J. W. Crittenden, Sarah A. Daniel, William P. Eliason, Adam Everheart, John Gaurd, John Glaspelland Mary Glaspell, Gray Family, Thomas I. Green, R. W. Hall, James Hansbrough, Jane Hansbroughand Peter Hansbrough, Eppa Hunton, Parchal Hutchenson, Philip Johnson, James Jones, Thomas A. Keith, George Morton, Thomas Morton, Martin Nalleand Philip Nalle, Lewis Nelson, George Pannill, Charles B. Payne, W. S. Peyton, Colonel John A. Porter, John C. Rayland, William Rixey, Reverend W. F. Robins, J. W. Shadrackand John H. Somerville, Samuel Shadrack, George A. Sleet, Daniel W. Smith, James Somerville, E. W. Stearns, Steeles Tavern, Augusta County, Virginia, James L. Stringfellow, John Terrill, C. R. Van Wyckand L. D. Winston, John Vaughan, C. S. Waughand N. B. Waugh, [John] Thomas Morton Wharton, Wharton and Nalle, William Wharton, Colonel Bruce Williams, Walter C. Winston, Winston family, and Isaac Willis.

A series of printed material follows and includes business cards, personal calling cards, invitations, circular letters, blank forms, pamphlets and newspaper clippings. This series also contains numerous broadsides and advertisements. The printed material dates from ca. 1843-1911.

The ledger series of the collection consists of eighteen volumes, 1812-1882. They are divided into three categories: Volumes of Jeremiah Morton, Medical Volumes and Other Volumes. The volumes owned by Jeremiah Mortondate from 1817-1844. Of particular interest is Morton's personal account book that lists expenses and disbursements and includes references to transactions involving the sale of slaves. This volume doubles as a notebok of legal questions with page references and sections headed "The Rights of Things," "Toller's Law of Executors," and "Reeves Domestic Relations." The second group of volumes, 1812-1819, consists of two journals and a corresponding ledger belonging to R. Briggs, M.D., of Madison, Virginia. Journal entries include services performed by the doctor such as "pulling of a tooth," "examining wound," and "opening an abcess (throat)," and notations of the medicines he dispensed. Included at the end of the ledger is a list of medical books and their costs. The final group consists of twelve volumes, 1856-1882, including ledgers, journals, and a daybook belonging to a variety of residents of Madison, Orange, and Culpepercounties. Several volumes appear to be in the hand of J. J. Halsey, while other volumes bear the names of Charles B. Porter, John A. Porter, B. W. Brown, and Nalle, Fishback and Company. All these individuals' accounts appear in Halsey's financial and legal papers.

There are envelopes, wrappings and other miscellaneous fragments filed at the end of the collection.

Selected list of correspondents. Also see correspondents in Topical Correspondents. Jeremiah Morton: John B. Barbour, Jr., Robert Bolling, W. B. Caldwell, Allen T. Caperton, Reverend John Cole, R. H. Dulany, Frederick Gamble, Jedediah Hotchkiss, G. W. Leyburn, R. H. Maury, William Maury, A. M. Phillips, Riggs and Company, B. T. Sage, Slaughter, Franklin and Company, Alexander H. Stephens, George Terrilland B. R. Wellford. Joseph J. Halsey: John H. Antrim, J. L. Archer, Robert Bolling, W. C. Conrad, Peter V. Daniel, James Gaven Field, Dr. Jeptha Fowlker, A. J. Gordon, Colonel W. W. Gordon, Andrew Grinnan, Cornelia Grinnan, Ella Grinnan, M. G. Harman, General Eppa Hunton, General John D. Imboden, H. C. Marchant, Norton Marye, R. H. Maury, William Maury, B. T. Nalle, Phillip Nalle, Samuel H. Newbury, R.V. Richardson, William C. Rives, John Robertson, Taylor Scott, Francis H. Smith, John K. Taliaferro, Jacquelin P. Taylor, Tazewell Taylor, George Terrill, John Timberlake, C. S. Todd, Charles Wagner, Thomas P. Wallace, George Wederburn, and John Woolfolk.

Organization

This collection is divided into six main series: I. Correspondence; II. Financial and Legal Papers; III. Printed Material; IV. Ledgers; V. Envelopes, Wrappings, and Fragments; VI. Oversize Material.

The first series, I. Correspondence, is comprised of three sub-series: A. Correspondence of Jeremiah Morton(1. general correspondence, 2. topical correspondence and 3. papers, and related materials), Correspondence of B. J. J. Halsey(1. general correspondence, 2.family correspondence, 3. topical correspondence and 4. related materials), and C. Correspondence of the Winston Family. The material within each of these subdivisions is arranged chronologically. The sub-series called "Related Material" consists of papers of a personal nature, including essays, architectural estimates, Jeremiah Morton's law certificate and examples of childrens schoolwork.

The second series, II. Financial and Legal Papers, is divided into three subseries: A. Packets (1. individuals whose financial and legal affairs were handled by Jeremiah Mortonor J. J. Halsey, 2. Jeremiah Morton, and 3. J. J. Halsey); B. Financial Papers (1. accounts and itemized receipts, 2. bills and receipts, 3. tax receipts, 4. checks, and 5. charts, tables and lists of numbers); C. Legal Papers (1. general legal papers, 2. promissory notes, 3. wills, 4. bankruptcy, 5. insurance, 6. land transactions and surveys, and 7. court related materials). In the first sub-series, the packets have been single-foldered and labeled according to the information on the original wrapping. These folders have been arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the individual whose account Morton or Halsey managed. During the organization of this collection, it is apparent that it became apparent that all of the financial and legal material was at one time contained in packets. The names and dates on the envelopes and wrappings found in Series V. correspond to the names on the material not found in packets. Both Jeremiah Mortonand J. J. Halseykept their own personal financial and legal records bound up in packets and marked with a thin band of paper usually containing only the date. Packets which were found intact have been filed as a unit after the packets of the other individuals. Morton's records precede Halsey's, and both bear chronological arrangement. The financial papers are arranged chronologically by decade. The legal papers are also divided into smaller divisions. General legal papers include deeds, bonds, indentures, articles of agreement and some promissory notes. Most of the promissory notes have been removed and filed together following the general legal papers. These are followed by wills, materials concerning bankruptcy and insurance forms. Documents concerning land transactions include surveys, maps, plats and written agreements. The legal papers also include a number of court-related items including bills of complaint, legal opinions, summonses, and miscellaneous court notices. These papers are in chronological order within each subdivision.

The ledger series is divided into three sub-series: A. Volumes of Jeremiah Morton, B. Medical Volumes, and C. Other Volumes. Within each sub-series the volumes are arranged chronologically, with daybooks preceding journals and journals preceding ledgers. Dates and important annotations are entered on the list of ledgers in the text of this guide. Loose materials removed from the volumes are filed at the end of the ledger series in folders which correspond to the numbered volumes. The papers included in this group consist primarily of accounts, surveys, maps, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. There are numerous broadsides and advertisements, especially in the files which correspond to volumes 15 and 18. Personal letters were removed, noted, and filed with the correspondence series.

Envelopes, wrappings, and fragments comprise the next series. The envelopes and wrappings with annotations are filed in front of those which bear no autograph marks except name and date. One can get a more complete picture of the extent of Morton's and Halsey' practice and names of their clients by examining the names and dates on these wrappings as opposed to the incomplete list of names which appears in the packet series. Miscellaneous fragments are filed at the end of the last series.

The final series consists of oversize material, primarily broadsides and pages from account books.


Container List

I: CORRESPONDENCE
  • IA. CORRESPONDENCE: JEREMIAH MORTON
    • General Correspondence:
      • Box 1
        Correspondence of Jeremiah Morton
        1831-1869
        (15 folders)
      • Box 2
        Correspondence of Jeremiah Morton
        1870-1884, n.d.
        (11 folders)
    • Topical Correspondence and Papers
      • Box 3
        re Slaves
        1847-1863
      • Box 3
        to General Zachary Taylor
        1849 Jan 27
      • Box 3
        re Kanawha County, Virginia[West Virginia] Coal Lands
        1850-1875
      • Box 3
        re Estate of General G. M. Malloryof Mobile, Alabamaconcerning his VirginiaDebts
        1854-1855
      • Box 3
        re Southern Pacific Railroad Company
        1857-1859
      • Box 3
        from Governor John Letcherre JM's Commission as Colonel of Cavalry and Commission Document signed by Letcher
        1860 Aug
      • Box 3
        re White Sulphur Springs
        1860-1874
      • Box 3
        re Virginia Secession Convention including letter from General Joseph E. Johnston
        1861
      • Box 3
        from John Colere CulpeperChurches after Civil War
        1866-1868
      • Box 3
        to/from Henry Ahrensre Personal Finances
        1867
      • Box 3
        from Frederick John Gamblere Yellow Fever Epidemic in New Orleans
        1867
      • Box 3
        to/from A. G. Grinnan
        1867
      • Box 3
        to/from J. J. Halsey
        1867
      • Box 3
        from G. W. Leyburnre Building of an Academy
        1867
      • Box 3
        from R. H. Mauryre Virginia and Tennessee Railroadand Politics
        1867
      • Box 3
        to/from Jackson Mortonand W. Chase Mortonre Post-War Conditions
        1867-1869
      • Box 3
        from B. J. Sagere Comments on Politics
        1868
      • Box 3
        from Alexander H. Stephensre his book A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States
        1868-1870
      • Box 3
        re Loan to Texas
        1869-1870
      • Box 3
        from Allan T. Caperton
        1873
      • Box 3
        from Jed Hotchkiss
        1873
      • Box 3
        from William "Extra Billy" Smithre his Senatorial Campaign with Account of his Public Career
        1873-1874
      • Box 3
        from J. Morton Halsey
        1874
    • Related Materials
      • Box 3
        Morton FamilyLand Grant signed by Governor Patrick Henry
        1786
      • Box 3
        Law Certificate of Jeremiah Morton
        1822
      • Box 3
        Map re Jeremiah Morton's Property in New Orleans
        ca, 1868
      • Box 3
        List of Jeremiah Morton's Congressional Library
        n.d.
  • IB. CORRESPONDENCE: J. J. HALSEY
    • General Correspondence:
      • Box 3
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1842-1848
      • Box 4
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1849-1857
        (9 folders)
      • Box 5
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1858-1863
        (10 folders)
      • Box 6
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1864-1869
        (8 folders)
      • Box 7
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1870-1873 June
        (8 folders)
      • Box 8
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1873 July-1876
        (8 folders)
      • Box 9
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1877-1893, n.d.
        (11 folders)
      • Box 10
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey
        1894, n.d.
        (3 folders)
    • Family Correspondence:
      • Box 10
        Correspondence of J. J. Halseywith his family
        1856-1875
        (12 folders)
      • Box 11
        Correspondence of J. J. Halsey with his family
        1876-1938
        (6 folders)
    • Topical Correspondence and Papers
      • Box 11
        re Barbour Family
        1840-1878
      • Box 11
        from F. Slaughter and Company(Banking House)
        1850-1860
      • Box 11
        from Samuel H. Newbury
        1855-1875
      • Box 11
        re Commission Supplies to Confederate Army and an account of rations
        1861, 1865, n.d.
      • Box 11
        from William "Extra Billy" Smith
        1865-1866
      • Box 11
        to/from George W. C. Wedderburnre Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company
        1869
      • Box 11
        re Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas Railroad
        1871-1872
      • Box 11
        from Ella M. Grinnan
        1875-1884
      • Box 11
        re Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
        1877
      • Box 11
        re Dr. B. B. Halsey's case with the State Board of Medical Examiners
        1885-1886
    • Related Materials:
      • Box 11
        List of Election Times, Electors and Vote in the 1840 Presidential Election
        ca. 1840
      • Box 11
        Registration Form of Andrew Johnson, "a person of colour"
        1855
      • Box 11
        Essays and Verse by J. J. Halsey
        1861, n.d.
      • Box 11
        2 pages from notebook of M[ildred] J. Halseyre home life and Union occupation of area, with note to "Dear Husband" [ J. J. Halsey]
        1863 May 5-17
      • Box 11
        Student Report Cards, Mathematic Problems, School Assignments
        1863-1897, n.d.
      • Box 11
        Architecture Plans and Building Estimates re " Lessland"
        1870
      • Box 12
        Examinations of B. B. Halseyat Williston Seminary
        1881, n.d.
      • Box 12
        Pocket Address Book of J. J. Halsey, including recipes, home remedies and personal accounts
        1884-1892
      • Box 12
        Miscellaneous papers from Pocket Address Book of J. J. Halsey
        1884-1892
      • Box 12
        Accounts of J. J. Halseyre tuition, board and incidental expenses of his grand-daughter, Irena Louisa Halseyat Piedmont Female Institute
        1893-1894
      • Box 12
        Recipes and Home Remedies
        n.d.
      • Box 12
        Miscellaneous Papers
        1882-1857
  • IC. CORRESPONDENCE: WINSTON FAMILY
    • Box 12
      Winston FamilyCorrespondence
      1846-1872, n.d.
      (8 folders)
II: FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PAPERS
  • IIA. FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PAPERS: PACKETS
    • Individuals:
      • Box 12
        Austin, William C.
        ca. 1853-1857
      • Box 12
        Beechwood and Mallory
        n.d.
      • Box 12
        Blackwell, John and Hannah
        ca. 1857-1882
      • Box 12
        Britt, Charles G., and Beckham, James
        ca. 1852-1853
      • Box 12
        Brown, Bushrod W.
        ca. 1858-1891
      • Box 12
        Brown, Thomas
        ca. 1810-1869
      • Box 12
        Bunley, Frances and Susie
        ca. 1818-1825
      • Box 12
        Carter, M. A.
        1851
      • Box 12
        Clark, John, James, and Reuben
        1869
      • Box 12
        Clark, William D.
        ca. 1863-1873
      • Box 12
        Costello, Timothy
        1869-1870
      • Box 12
        Crittenden, J. W.
        1850-1859
      • Box 12
        Daniel, Sarah A.
        1862-1865
      • Box 12
        Eliason, William P.
        1858-1859
      • Box 12
        Everheart, Adam
        1871
      • Box 12
        Gaurd, John
        1850-1859
      • Box 12
        Glaspell, John and Mary
        1850-1859
      • Box 12
        Gray Family
        1880-1889
      • Box 13
        Green, Thomas I.
        ca. 1855-1857
      • Box 13
        Hall, R. W.
        1838-1882
      • Box 13
        Hansbrough, James
        1805-1870
      • Box 13
        Hansbrough, Jane and Peter
        1837-1862
      • Box 13
        Hunton, Eppa
        1877-1882
      • Box 13
        Hutchenson, Parchal
        ca. 1874-1891
      • Box 13
        Johnson, Philip
        1868-1874
      • Box 13
        Jones, James
        1867-1869
      • Box 13
        Keith, Thomas A.
        1860-1866
      • Box 13
        Morton, George
        1857-1890
      • Box 13
        Morton, Thomas
        1850
      • Box 13
        Nalle, Martin and Philip
        1830-1859
      • Box 13
        Nelson, Lewis
        1867
      • Box 13
        Pannill, George
        1875
      • Box 13
        Payne, Charles B.
        1874
      • Box 13
        Peyton, W. S.
        ca. 1847-1869
      • Box 13
        Porter, Colonel John A.
        ca. 1857-1866
      • Box 13
        Rayland, John C.
        1859-1866
      • Box 13
        Rixey, William
        1850-1869
      • Box 13
        Robins, Reverend W. F.
        1869-1885
      • Box 13
        Shadrack, J. W., and Somerville, John H.
        1874
      • Box 13
        Shadrack, Samuel
        ca. 1832-1878
      • Box 13
        Sleet, George A.
        ca. 1850-1859
      • Box 14
        Smith, Daniel W.
        1843-1844
      • Box 14
        Somerville, James
        1840-1860
      • Box 14
        Stearns, E. W.
        ca. 1840-1890
      • Box 14
        Steeles Tavern, Augusta County, Virginia
        1857-1860
      • Box 14
        Stringfellow, James L.
        1860-1882
      • Box 14
        Terrill, John
        1871
      • Box 14
        Van Wyck, C. R. and Winston, L. D.
        1886, n.d.
      • Box 14
        Vaughan, John
        1860, 1870, 1875
      • Box 14
        Waugh, C. S. and Waugh, N. B.
        1869, 1877
      • Box 14
        Wharton, [John] Thomas Morton and Children
        1858-1859
      • Box 14
        Wharton and Nalle
        ca. 1866
      • Box 14
        Wharton, William
        1850-1859
      • Box 14
        Wharton, William and Halsey, J. J.
        ca. 1842-1874
      • Box 14
        Wharton, William and Halsey, J. J. re Saw Mill
        ca. 1866
      • Box 14
        Williams, Colonel Bruce
        ca. 1830-1866
      • Box 15
        Winston, Walter C.
        1945-1947
      • Box 15
        Winston Family
        1830-1860
      • Box 15
        Willis, Isaac
        ca. 1865-1881
    • Jeremiah Morton
      • Box 15
        Financial and Legal Papers of Jeremiah Morton
        1823-1859
        (5 folders)
      • Box 16
        Financial and Legal Papers of Jeremiah Morton
        1850-1869
        (6 folders)
      • Box 17
        Financial and Legal Papers of Jeremiah Morton
        1870-1879, n.d.
        (2 folders)
    • J. J. Halsey
      • Box 17
        Financial and Legal Papers of J. J. Halsey
        1843-1862
        (11 folders)
      • Box 18
        Financial and Legal Papers of J. J. Halsey
        1867-1889, n.d.
        (4 folders)
  • IIB. FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PAPERS: FINANCIAL PAPERS
    • Accounts and Itemized Receipts
      • Box 18
        Accounts and Itemized Receipts
        1800-1859
        (6 folders)
      • Box 19
        Accounts and Itemized Receipts
        1850-1859
        (6 folders)
      • Box 20
        Accounts and Itemized Receipts
        1850-1869
        (6 folders)
      • Box 21
        Accounts and Itemized Receipts
        1860-1894, n.d.
        (6 folders)
    • Bills and Receipts
      • Box 22
        Bills and Receipts
        1800-1859
        (7 folders)
      • Box 23
        Bills and Receipts
        1850-1859
        (7 folders)
      • Box 24
        Bills and Receipts
        1850-1859
        (7 folders)
      • Box 25
        Bills and Receipts
        1850-1859
        (7 folders)
      • Box 26
        Bills and Receipts
        1860-1869
        (7 folders)
      • Box 27
        Bills and Receipts
        1860-1879
        (7 folders)
      • Box 28
        Bills and Receipts
        1870-1889
        (6 folders)
      • Box 29
        Bills and Receipts
        1880-1895, n.d.
        (4 folders)
    • Tax Receipts
      • Box 29
        A thru Z
        ca. 1810-1899
        (2 folders)
      • Box 29
        Jeremiah Morton
        1845-1872
      • Box 29
        J. J. Halsey
        1847-1878
      • Box 29
        J. Morton Halsey
        1885-1889
    • Checks
      • Box 29
        Checks
        ca. 1800-1895
        (2 folders)
      • Box 30
        Checks
        ca. 1800-1895
        (2 folders)
    • Charts, Tables, and Lists of Numbers
      • Box 30
        Charts, Tables, and Lists of Numbers
        n.d.
  • IIC. FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PAPERS: LEGAL PAPERS
    • General Legal Papers
      • Box 30
        Legal Papers
        1800-1866
        (6 folders)
      • Box 31
        Legal Papers
        1867-1897, n.d.
    • Promissory Notes
      • Box 31
        Promissory Notes
        1800-1895
        (4 folders)
    • Wills
      • Box 31
        Wills
        1848-1887
    • Bankruptcy
      • Box 32
        Bankruptcy
        1868-1876
    • Insurance
      • Box 32
        Insurance
        1849-1876
    • Land Transactions and Surveys
      • Box 32
        Land Transactions and Surveys
        1800-1879
        (4 folders)
      • Box 33
        Land Transactions and Surveys
        1880-1889, n.d.
        (2 folders)
    • Court Related Materials
      • Box 33
        Notes re Laws and Court Cases
        1837-1867, n.d.
      • Box 33
        Bills of Complaint
        1843-1886
      • Box 33
        Summons
        1844-1887
      • Box 33
        Opinions, Answers to Bills of Complaint
        1853-1880
      • Box 33
        Statements of Case
        1857-1864, n.d.
      • Box 33
        Court Notices
        1857-1878
III. PRINTED MATERIAL
  • Box 34
    Programs
    1843, 1881-1884
  • Box 34
    Forms re Land, Wills, Indentures, Stocks, Bankruptcy
    1850-1874
  • Box 34
    Laws and Printed Legal Material
    1850-1881, n.d.
  • Box 34
    Broadsides and Advertisements (See also: Oversize Material Removed from Scrapbooks)
    1854-1894, n.d
  • Box 34
    Circular Letters
    1856-1877, 1894
  • Box 34
    Business Cards
    1857, 1877, 1900, n.d.
  • Box 34
    Pamphlets and Brochures
    1866-1888, n.d.
  • Box 34
    Personal Cards and Invitations
    1884, 1902-1911, n.d.
  • Box 34
    Tintype Photograph: Students Rooming in Senior Entrance, North Hall
    n.d.
  • Box 34
    Miscellaneous
    1870, 1911, n.d.
IV. LEDGERS
  • IVA. LEDGERS: VOLUMES OF JEREMIAH MORTON
    • Box 35
      1
      Mathematics Notebook
      1817
    • Box 35
      2
      Personal Account Books/Notebook
      1823-1844
    • Box 35
      3
      Ledger
      1836-1844
  • IVB. LEDGERS: MEDICAL VOLUMES
    • Box 35
      4
      Journal
      1812-1815
    • Box 35
      5
      Journal
      1815-1819
    • Box 36
      6
      Ledger, index labelled "Ledger B," Dr. R. Briggs
      1811-1819
  • IVC. LEDGERS: OTHER VOLUMES
    • Oversize
      7
      Daybook, Parnassas Mills, Racoon Ford
      1856-1868
    • Box 36
      8
      John A. Porter, Nalle, Fishback, & Co.
      1850 Jan-Dec
    • Box 36
      9
      Journal, Saw Mill Customers
      1866-1868
    • Box 37
      10
      Ledger, index
      1822-1826
    • Oversize
      11
      Ledger, John A. Porter
      1845-1862
    • Box 37
      11a
      Index (Alphabetical) to Ledger 11, John A. Porter
      1856
    • Box 37
      12
      Ledger, index
      1851-1852
    • Box 37
      13
      Ledger
      1853-1859
    • Box 37
      14
      Ledger, B. W. B[rown]
      1860-1861
    • Oversize
      15
      Ledger, Charles B. PorterLedger "H"
      1862-1867
    • Box 37
      16
      Ledger, B. W. Brown
      1862-1869
    • Box 37
      17
      Ledger, index
      1866-1869
    • Oversize
      18
      Ledger/Journal, index
      1850-1856, 1871-1872
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volumes 2 and 3
      1817-1844
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 8
      ca. 1852-1857
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 11
      ca. 1857-1865
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 12: Accounts and Legal Papers
      ca. 1857-1882
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 12: Maps, Land Transactions, Drawings, and Printed Material
      1877, n.d.
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 15: Financial and Legal Papers
      ca. 1862-1887
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 15: Pamphlets, Charts, Broadsides, and Other Printed Material
      1878-1883, n.d.
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 15: Drawings, Architecture Plans, Maps and Surveys
      n.d.
    • Box 38
      Miscellaneous Material from Volume 18: Land Transactions, Advertisements, Broadsides
      ca. 1866-1887
    • Box 38
      Page from Ledger of Tree-Hill Garden and Orchard
      1858 Apr 1
V. ENVELOPES, WRAPPINGS, AND FRAGMENTS
  • Box 38
    Envelopes with Annotations
    ca. 1800-1899
    (2 folders)
  • Box 38
    Wrappings with Annotations
    ca. 1800-1899
  • Box 39
    Wrappings with Annotations
    ca. 1800-1899
  • Box 39
    Wrappings, Envelopes, and Fragments
    ca. 1800-1899
    (3 folders)
VI. OVERSIZE
  • Oversize
    Broadsides
    1854-1886
  • Oversize
    Accounts of J. J. Halsey
    1869-1877
  • Oversize
    Surveys and Maps
    1883, n.d.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • A. G. Grinnan
  • A. J. Gordon
  • A. M. Phillips
  • Abraham Halsey
  • Adam Everheart
  • Alexander H. Stephens
  • Alexander Halsey
  • Allan T. Caperton
  • Allen T. Caperton
  • Andrew Grinnan
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Anne Halsey
  • Annie Halsey
  • B. B. Halsey
  • B. J. Sage
  • B. R. Wellford
  • B. T. Nalle
  • B. T. Sage
  • B. W. B[rown]
  • B. W. Brown
  • Bruce Williams
  • Bushrod Brown
  • C. R. Van Wyck
  • C. S. Todd
  • C. S. Waugh
  • Charles B. Payne
  • Charles B. Porter
  • Charles G. Britt
  • Charles Wagner
  • Cornelia Grinnan
  • Daniel W. Smith
  • E. W. Stearns
  • Edmund Halsey
  • Ella Grinnan
  • Ella M. Grinnan
  • Eppa Hunton
  • Fannie Halsey
  • Frances Bunley
  • Francis H. Smith
  • Frederick Gamble
  • Frederick J. Gamble
  • Frederick John Gamble
  • G. M. Mallory
  • G. W. Leyburn
  • George A. Sleet
  • George Morton
  • George Pannill
  • George Terrill
  • George W. C. Wedderburn
  • George Wederburn
  • H. C. Marchant
  • Hannah Blackwell
  • Henry Ahrens
  • Irena Louisa Halsey
  • Isaac Willis
  • J. B. Winston
  • J. J. Halsey
  • J. L. Archer
  • J. Morton Halsey
  • J. Morton Halsey
  • J. W. Crittenden
  • J. W. Shadrack
  • Jackson Morton
  • Jacquelin P. Taylor
  • James Beckham
  • James Clark
  • James Gaven Field
  • James Hansbrough
  • James Jones
  • James L. Stringfellow
  • James Somerville
  • Jane Hansbrough
  • Jed Hotchkiss
  • Jedediah Hotchkiss
  • Jeptha Fowlker
  • Jeremiah Morton
  • Jeremiah Morton
  • John A. Porter
  • John B. Barbour, Jr.
  • John Blackwell
  • John C. Rayland
  • John Clark
  • John Cole
  • John D. Imboden
  • John Gaurd
  • John Glaspell
  • John H. Antrim
  • John H. Somerville
  • John K. Taliaferro
  • John Letcher
  • John Robertson
  • John S. Barbour, Jr.
  • John Terrill
  • John Timberlake
  • John Vaughan
  • John Woolfolk
  • Joseph E. Johnston
  • Joseph J. Halsey
  • L. D. Winston
  • Lewis Nelson
  • M. A. Carter
  • M. G. Harman
  • M[ildred] J. Halsey
  • Martin Nalle
  • Mary Glaspell
  • Mildred Halsey
  • Mildred Morton
  • N. B. Waugh
  • Norton Marye
  • Parchal Hutchenson
  • Patrick Henry
  • Peter Hansbrough
  • Peter V. Daniel
  • Philip Johnson
  • Philip Nalle
  • Phillip Nalle
  • R. Briggs
  • R. H. Dulany
  • R. H. Maury
  • R. W. Hall
  • R.V. Richardson
  • Reuben Clark
  • Richard H. Maury
  • Robert Bolling
  • Samuel B. Halsey
  • Samuel H. Newbury
  • Samuel H. Newbury
  • Samuel S. Halsey
  • Samuel Shadrack
  • Sarah A. Daniel
  • Susan Halsey
  • Susie Bunley
  • Taylor Scott
  • Tazewell Taylor
  • Thomas A. Keith
  • Thomas Brown, Thomas
  • Thomas I. Green
  • Thomas Morton
  • Thomas P. Wallace
  • Timothy Costello
  • Timothy Foster
  • W. B. Caldwell
  • W. C. Conrad
  • W. Chase Morton
  • W. F. Robins
  • W. S. Peyton
  • W. W. Gordon
  • Wallace Winston
  • Walter C. Winston
  • Walter Winston
  • William "Extra Billy" Smith
  • William "Extra Billy" Smith
  • William C. Austin
  • William C. Rives
  • William D. Clark
  • William Maury
  • William P. Eliason
  • William Rixey
  • William Wharton
  • William Winston
  • Zachary Taylor
  • [John] Thomas Morton Wharton

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Arkansas
  • Augusta County, Virginia
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • California
  • Culpeper
  • Culpeper County
  • Culpeper County, Virginia
  • Florida
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Kanawha County, Virginia
  • Kansas
  • Madison
  • Madison, Virginia
  • Milton, Florida
  • Missouri
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Morristown, New Jersey
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Orleans
  • Orange
  • Orange, Virginia
  • Racoon Ford
  • Racoon Ford, Orange County, Virginia
  • Richmond
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Virginia land
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • White Sulphur Springs
  • White Sulphur Springs, Virginia