A.J. Morrison Miscellany or Old Prince Edward: A Miscellany by A.J. Morrison SC.000102

A.J. Morrison Miscellany or Old Prince Edward: A Miscellany by A.J. Morrison SC.000102


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Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections

Hampden-Sydney College
Walter M. Bortz III Library
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
salmond@hsc.edu
URL: http://libguides.hsc.edu/library

Maryska Connolly-Brown

Repository
Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections
Identification
SC.000102
Title
A.J. Morrison Collection 1754/1975
URL:
http://archivespace.hsc.edu:8081/ark:/45832/42
Quantity
0.5 Cubic Feet, 1 Box
Language
English .

Administrative Information

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Access to materials:

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.

Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], A.J. Morrison Collection, CA 000102, Hampden-Sydney College Archives and Special Collections, Hampden-Sydney, VA

Processing information:

Processed by: Maryska Connelly-Brown, 2018. Machine-readable finding aid created from previous inventories by: Sarah Almond, 2020 April.


Biographical/historical note:

A.J. Morrison (d. 1923) was the grandson of Hampden-Sydney President J. M. P. Atkinson, and a 1895 graduate of the College. After receiving his Pd.D. at Johns Hopkins, he returned to Hampden-Sydney, where he engaged in copious historical research related to Prince Edward County and Hampden-Sydney College.

Scope/content:

The collection contains an unfinished manuscript by A.J. Morrison about Prince Edward County, along with letters, newspaper clippings, and various documents about local history. Dates of materials range from 1754-1975.

Arrangement:

The manuscript was originally divided into paper-clipped sections. Paper clips were removed and each section has been placed in a separate folder in accordance with the original order.

Related Material

Paul L. Grier Vertical Files (CA 000101)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Military history
  • Prince Edward County, VA
  • United States--History

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Prince Edward County, VA

Container List

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
Front matter and manuscript pages 1-7
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Morrison Memoranda. Tables of Contents Pages I, II, IV, V, VI, and VII: The Land and Transportation; Political and Municipal; Church and State and School; Prince Edward County Records; Early Wars and Revolutions; Some Further Reminders.

Handwritten title and dedication pages (dated 1922). Handwritten preface.

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 7-12
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

I. Inventory, pages 7-12

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 13-22
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

2. Soil Survey: pp 13-19; 3. Woodson grapes and Morton Minerals: pp 20; 4. Prince Edward Court House, Plans for Transportation, 1822: pp 21-22

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 23-33
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

5. Old Times in Charlotte and Prince Edward: p 23; 6. Prince Edward and Charlotte Farms in 1836: pp 24-28; 7. Railroad Convention at Farmville, May 7, 1846: pp 29-30; 8. From Fomvil [sic] to Washington by way of Richmond: pp 31-33

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 34-51
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Remarks on Farming in Prince Edward and that Neighborhood just before the Civil War: pp 34-35; A Letter from Mr. H.G. Richardson, Feb. 2, 1852: pp 36-37; Farming at High Hill, A letter from Dr. Morton, July 3, 1852: p 38; History of the O. and K. and Nineteenth century Prince Edward Transportation ideas: pp 39-43. II. Political and Municipal: p 44; 1754-1776: pp 45-51

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 52-69
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

1776-1810: pp 52-69 (this section contains information about the founding of Hampden-Sydney College)

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 70-76
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

1810-1836: pp 70-73; 1836-1854: pp 74-76

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 77-123
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

1854-1876: pp 77-123

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 124-129
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

1854-1876: pp 124-129 (Civil War)

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 130-136
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

After the war, pp 130-136. III. Some Personal History, pp 137-145. This section includes information about finances at Hampden-Sydney College.

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 146-151
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Dr. Mettauer, 1809-1975: pp 146-151

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 152-172
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

IV. Church and State and School. 1. Notes from St. Patrick's Parish Vestry Book, 1755-1774: pp 153-172

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 173-197
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

2. Miscellany Notes on Churches: pp 173-185; 3. Some Pastors of the Farmville Presbyterian Church: p 186; 4. Daniel Witt, of Sandy River Church: p 187; 5. A Few Schools and The Prince Edward Library Company: pp 188-197

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 198-202
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

6. The Old Time Free School: pp 198-202

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 203-214
UnknownEnglish, Old (ca.450-1100).
Scope and Contents

7. Dr. Ruffner's Eleven Points inter alia: pp 203-214

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 215-228
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

V. Prince Edward County Records: p 215; 1. Prince Edward County Records: pp 216-218; 2. Names of the People: p 219; 3. Museum of Hampden Sidney: pp 220-221; 4. We will say something of a few important gifts to this museum...: pp 222-223; 5. A recent accession to this Museum will be of interest...: pp 224-228

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 229-230
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

VI. Early Wars and Revolutions: p 229; Volunteers for the French War: p 230

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 231-243
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

The Revolution, first and last: p 231; Buffalo District in 1776: pp 232-234; Pay Roll of Captain John Morton's Company of Regulars, Fourth Virginia, 1776: pp 235-242; Moravian Travels in Prince Edward in 1780: p 243

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 244-256
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Colonel Tarleton's Visitations: pp 244-246; Adventures in the West: pp 247-248; General Washington at Prince Edward Court House, June 7th, 1791: pp 249-252; The Virginia Yazoo Company of Prince Edward: pages 253-254; Caldwell and Owen of Prince Edward and Kentucky: p 255; John Coffee of Prince Edward County and the Southwest: p 256

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 257-266
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Prince Edward and the War of 1812, A Few Memoranda: pp 257-266; Veterans of the Revolution October 1832: p 267

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 268-273
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Prince Edward Court, 1754, Old Style, and After: pp 268-273

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 274-276
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

St. Patricks' and Politics: pp 274-276

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 277-284
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Resolutions of Prince Edward County Committee on Safety, 1775: pp 277-284

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 24 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 285-299
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

General Robert Lawson: 285-298; Patrick Henry of Prince Edward: p 299

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 300-305
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Abner and Francis Nash, George Walton and Governor Towns: pp 300-303; John Baytop Scott: p 304; Thomas Allen and Andrew Johnston: p 305

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 306-310
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Prince Edward Tobacco Markets around 1786: pp 306-309; Germantown: p 310

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 311-316
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Business of Kingsville: pp 311-316

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 317-325
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Nathaniel E. Venable and Prince Edward Business: pp 317-324; James Henry Cosden Leach and Abraham W. Venable: pp 325

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 326-332
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Dr. "Jim" Dillon and some other Prince Edward Doctors: pp 326-332

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 30 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript pages 333-334
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

Wonder Booker and Uncle Jack [Historical Collections of Virginia]: pp 333-334

Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
Manuscript page 335
UnknownEnglish.
Scope and Contents

John D. Paxton: p 335