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Elliston P. Morris Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Morris, Elliston P.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mostly of letters, newsclippings and other material that help to document Morris' stance as a conscientious objector during WWII, and his arrest and imprisonment in 1942 at Danbury prison.


  • Creation: 1918, 1942-1968


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use


Biographical / Historical

Elliston Perot Morris Jr. born 1899, son of Marriott C. Morris; volunteer with the Quaker Reconstruction Unit for a year or more in France during/after WWI; graduate of Haverford College in 1922; conscientious objector to World War II: in 1942, he declined to register for the military draft, and was sentenced to prison for a year and a day; married to Anna Saylor; had four children; lived in Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; dedicated member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), as well as active in numerous community organizations, including the Southampton Volunteer Fire Company, the Bryn Gweled community, and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Association; died 1980.


0.41 linear ft. (1 box) ; 5 inches


Elliston P. Morris was a Quaker conscientious objector during WWII.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository of these papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Marriot Morris (son), September 2019 (acc. 2019-072)

Separated Materials

One (8"x10") photo of Morris was removed to the Photograph Collection (collective CDGA box)

Legal Status

Copyright to the Elliston P. Morris Collected Papers created by Elliston P. Morris has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid produced by Anne Yoder, January 2020

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