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Morris family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-131

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the correspondence and legal records of the Morris family, and includes the materials of Elliston P. Morris, Martha Morris, and Marriott C. Morris.

Dates

  • 1869-1947

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Elliston Perot Morris (1831-1914) was born May 22, 1831, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel B. Morris and Hannah Perot Morris. Morris married Martha Canby on March 21, 1861, and the couple had four children: Marriott Canby Morris (b. 1863), Elizabeth Canby Morris (b. 1866), Samuel Buckley Morris (b. 1868), and E. Perot Morris (b. 1872). Morris died on December 3, 1914.

Martha Canby Morris (1836-1919) was born on May 12, 1836, in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Eliza T. Sipple and Merrit Canby. She married Elliston P. Morris in March of 1861 in Philadelphia, and the couple had four children: Marriott Canby Morris (b. 1863), Elizabeth Canby Morris (b. 1866), Samuel Buckley Morris (b. 1868), and E. Perot Morris (b. 1872). Morris ided on November 1, 1919.

Marriott C. Morris (1863-1948) was born September 7, 1863, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the son of Elliston P. Morris and Martha Canby. Morris married Jane G. Rhoads in June of 1897, and the couple had two children: Elliston Perot Morris (b. 1899), and Marriott Canby Morris (b. 1900). Morris died in 1948.

Extent

3 folders

Language

English

Overview

This collection is comprised of the correspondence and legal records of the Morris family, and includes the materials of Elliston P. Morris, Martha Morris, and Marriott C. Morris.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.950.046 Cope-Collins-Morris papers
  • HC.MC.975.02.030 Morris fanily letterbook
  • HC.MC.1008 Morris-Sansom family papers
  • HC.MC.1191 Morris-Shinn-Maier collections
  • HC.MC.975.08.018 Morris family financial records

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.
Title
Morris family papers, 1869-1947
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
March, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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