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Morris family commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-065

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a single volume commonplace book of the Morris family. It includes copied extracts from the journals of Margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.

Dates

  • Undated.

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Margaret Hill Morris (1737-1816) was born in 1737, in South River, near Annapolis, Maryland. Her parents, Richard and Deborah (Moore) Hill, moved to the island of Madeira when she was young, and Morris was raised by her aunt and uncle in Philadelphia. Margaret Hill Morris married William Morris, a Quaker merchant and early contributor to the Pennsylvania Hospital, in 1758. The couple had four children, three were born before William’s death in 1766, and one born after. In 1770, the family moved to the vicinity of Burlington, New Jersey, and established a home there, called “Green Bank." Morris was recognized as a skillful doctor and she regularly treated the ill and injured during the American Revolutionary War. Morris died on October 10, 1816, of a stroke at the age of 79.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

The commonplace book of the Morris family includes copied extracts from the journals of Margaret Morris, which include a description of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793, as well as copied poems, letters written by Mary Morris and Richard Hill Morris, and a clipped illustration depicting early settlers.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.01.049 Margaret Hill Morris diary
  • HC.MC.1148 Gummere-Mott family papers
  • HC.MC.1000 Gulielma M. Howland papers
  • HC.MC.975.11.024 Margaret Hill Morris recipe book
  • HC.MC.955 Edward Wanton Smith papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March, 2016.

Creator

Title
Morris family commonplace book, undated
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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