Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890

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Born in 1813, Junius Spencer Morgan began his career first as a partner with the firm Morris Ketchum in New York, and then as a partner with Howe, Mather & Co. in Hartford. In 1836, he married Juliet Pierpont; the couple relocated their family to Boston in 1850 when Morgan joined the firm J.M. Beebe & Co. It is during these years that he attracted the attention of George Peabody, an American banker in London. Morgan was invited to become a partner at George Peabody & Co. in 1854. This partnership went on to form a financial dynasty that surpassed any other of its day, and their firm became the definitive representative of British funds in the United States. Following the retirement of George Peabody in 1864, the firm was renamed J.S. Morgan & Co., a name it retained even after Morgan's death in 1890.

From the description of Junius Spencer Morgan papers, 1825-[ca. 1940] (bulk 1832-1890). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270917264

Epithet: American banker

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Born in 1813, Junius Spencer Morgan began his career first as a partner with the firm Morris Ketchum in New York, and then as a partner with Howe, Mather & Co. in Hartford. In 1836, he married Juliet Pierpont; the couple relocated their family to Boston in 1850 when Morgan joined the firm J.M. Beebe & Co. It is during these years that he attracted the attention of George Peabody, an American banker in London. Morgan was invited to become a partner at George Peabody & Co. in 1854. This partnership went on to form a financial dynasty that surpassed any other of its day, and their firm became the definitive representative of British funds in the United States.

By the late 1880s, Morgan was dividing his time between his estate in Roehampton, England and a rented estate in Monte Carlo. It was there, in April 1890, that he was involved in a carriage accident that resulted in a serious head injury. Morgan never regained consciousness, and on April 8, 1890, he died at the age of seventy-six. He was survived by his four children: John Pierpont Morgan, Sarah Spencer Morgan, Juliet Pierpont Morgan, and Mary Lyman Morgan Burns.

From the description of Junius Spencer Morgan estate papers, 1885-1957 (bulk 1890-1911). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270924358

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creatorOf Morgan, Frances Tracy, 1842-1924. Correspondence, 1853-1902. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Fragment from the Atlantic cable set as a charm [realia]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The roots of the Morgan family in Holyoke, Massachusetts : typescript, 1986 Sept. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913. Pierpont Morgan papers, 1803-1934 (bulk 1847-1890). Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Newspaper clippings : obituaries for Junius Spencer Morgan, 1890. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (5) : London and Monte Carlo, to Mr. Pruyn, 1879 Jul.-1887 Apr. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Junius Spencer Morgan, 1843 Dec. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. VI (ff. 236). 1862-1865.includes:f.138 Junius Spencer Morgan, American banker: Letter to R. Cobden: 1864.f. 141 Samuel Aspinwall Goddard, merchant, of Birmingham: Letter to R. Cobden: 1863.f. 175 George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Ear..., 1862-1865 British Library
creatorOf J.S. Morgan & Co. Autograph letter signed of Walter Hayes Burns : Dinard, to J.P. Morgan, [1878] Oct. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter signed : London, to F.P. Corbin, 1857 Oct. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Power of attorney : London, 1861 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter signed : London, to F.P. Corbin, 1857 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Washburn, Emory, 1800-1877. Autograph letter signed : Worcester, Mass., to Junius S. Morgan, 1841 Nov. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph endorsements (3) to bills, 1844-1846. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf J.S. Morgan & Co. Articles of agreement (in legal script) between Junius Spencer Morgan, Walter Hayes Burns, Robert Gordon and Frederick William Lawrence, with their signatures, 1884 Dec. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Howe and Mather (Firm). Autograph letters in the firm's name (11) written by E.G. Howe : Hartford, to Junius S. Morgan in Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina, where he was traveling on business, 1837 May 4-1837 June 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Junius Spencer Morgan papers, 1825-[ca. 1940] (bulk 1832-1890). Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (126) : to George Peabody, 1854 May 12-1866 May 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Goodwin Family. Goodwin family papers, 1799-1920. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Morgan, Amelia Sturges, 1835-1862. Diary : autograph manuscript, 1859 Jan 21-Dec. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morgan, Titus, 1776-1811. A Record of the family of Miles Morgan who emigrated from England and settled in Springfield, A.D. 1636 : Middletown (Conn.) : manuscript, 1852 Jan. / compiled by Titus Morgan Jr., one of his descendants, copied from original manuscript by J. Pierpont Morgan. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Probate of the will of Junius Spencer Morgan deceased : manuscript, 1889 Nov. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter signed : to his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Lord, 1837 Apr. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (3) : one dated Washington, to F.H. Morse, [no year] Feb. 26 and [n.d.] and 1866 Sept. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morgan, Anne Tracy, 1873-1952. Autograph letter signed : 219 Madison Ave., to her father, J.P. Morgan, 1890 Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf J.S. Morgan & Co. Articles of agreement (in legal script) between Junius Spencer Morgan and Walter Hayes Burns, with their signatures, 1882 Dec. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. A.J. Drexel, 1871 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pierpont, John, 1785-1866. John Pierpont papers, 1674-1966 (bulk 1820-1866). Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf J.S. Morgan & Co. Articles of agreement (in legal script) between Junius Spencer Morgan, Walter Hayes Burns and Robert Gordon, with their signatures, 1889 Oct. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Junius Morgan papers, 1829-1849. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf J.S. Morgan & Co. Autograph letter signed of H.R. Drake : Westminster, to Junius S. Morgan, 1884 Dec. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, George, 1743-1810. Account book : Princeton, 1759-1796. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Goodwin, Francis, 1839-1923. Francis Goodwin family papers, 1848-1923. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (3) : Villa Henrietta, Monte Carlo, to "Frances" (Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Sr.), 1888 Jan. 8, Jan. 27, and Mar. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter signed : to his brother-in-law, James Pierpont, 1837 Feb. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (67) : to John Pierpont, 1834 Oct. 20-1858 July 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn [Daguerreotype of Junius Spenser Morgan] [picture]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morris, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Wistar), 1870-1944. Junius Spencer Morgan Memorial : photograph album, 1910 / presented with the compliments of Benjamin Wistar Morris, the architect of the building, photographs by Charles Archibald Goodwin, drawings by Arthur Paul F. Adenaw. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (8) and portion of another : to F.P. Corbin, 1856 Oct. 2-1857 Aug. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Iowa Land and Loan company (Dubuque, Iowa). Form letter, 1886 Jan. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Goodwin family. Goodwin family papers, 1847-1896. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Metal box used to hold materials from the Junius Spencer Morgan estate [realia]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Jane Norton, 1868-1925,. [Corona della nobilità Venetiana]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn W. W. Corcoran Papers, 1791-1896, (bulk 1849-1888) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph account of expenses and losses in the company of Mather, Morgan & Co., Hartford, 1840 May 1-1844 May 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Junius S. Morgan, 1836 June 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Belmont, August, 1816-1890. Testimonial letter to J.S. Morgan : New York, 1877 October 12. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Morton, Bliss & Company. Records, 1876-1899. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph signatures (2) to depositions, 1858 Jan. 15 and Mar. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter unsigned : 13 Prince's Gate, S.W., to the treasurer of Guys Hospital, London, 1887 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913,. Letters of condolence, death of J.S.M. ... : autograph letters and telegrams : to Mr. J.P. Morgan, Sr. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Laskington, Edward H. Autograph letters signed (2) : Treasurer's house, Guys Hospital, S.E., to Mr. J. S. Morgan, [1887] May 2-4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf J.S. Morgan & Co. Articles of agreement (in legal script) between Junius Spencer Morgan, Walter Hayes Burns, Robert Gordon and Frederick William Lawrence, with their signatures, 1889 Oct. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter signed : Middletown, to "Dear Friends" (on back to Mr. Jos. Morgan), 1825 Sept. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (7) : to J.V.L. Pruyn, 1859 Jan. 12-1874 Mar. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf J.S. Morgan & Co. Articles of agreement (in legal script) between Junius Spencer Morgan, Walter Hayes Burns and Robert Gordon, with their signatures, 1884 Dec. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (47) : to his son, J.P. Morgan, Sr., 1850 May 16-1890 Mar. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Welles, Alfred, fl. 1832-1835. Autograph letters signed (9) : Boston and Hartford, to Junius S. Morgan, 1832 Apr. 9-1836 Dec. 3 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed : Mount Vernon, to Sir Edward Newenham, 1788 Aug. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Three facsims. of a reply : New York, 1877 Oct. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 (bulk 1849-1888). Library of Congress
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Junius Morgan papers, 1831-1877. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Junius Spencer Morgan estate papers, 1885-1957 (bulk 1890-1911). Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mrs. W.W. Story, [no year] Aug. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Carosso, Vincent P. Vincent P. Carosso papers, ca. 1950-1990. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morgan family. Morgan family papers, 1825-1977 (bulk 1859-1943). Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Carosso, Vincent P. person
associatedWith Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Connecticut. Governor̕s Foot Guard. Company, 1st. corporateBody
associatedWith Corbin, Francis Porteus, 1801-1876, person
correspondedWith Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. person
associatedWith Drexel, A. J., person
associatedWith George Peabody & Co. corporateBody
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associatedWith Goodwin family. family
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associatedWith Goodwin, Francis, 1839-1923. person
associatedWith Howe and Mather (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Iowa Land and Loan company (Dubuque, Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith J.S. Morgan & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith J.S. Morgan & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith J.S. Morgan & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith J.S. Morgan & Co. corporateBody
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associatedWith Laskington, Edward H. person
associatedWith Lord, Mary, person
associatedWith Lord, Mary Lyman, 1764-1843. person
associatedWith Morgan, Amelia Sturges, 1835-1862. person
associatedWith Morgan, Anne Tracy, 1873-1952. person
associatedWith Morgan family. family
associatedWith Morgan, Frances Tracy, 1842-1924. person
associatedWith Morgan, George, 1743-1810. person
associatedWith Morgan, George Denison. person
associatedWith Morgan, John P. (John Pierpont), 1918- person
associatedWith Morgan, Jos, person
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913. person
associatedWith Morgan, Juliet Pierpont, 1816-1884. person
associatedWith Morgan, Juliet Pierpont Morgan, 1847-1923. person
associatedWith Morgan, Sarah Spencer, 1839-1896. person
associatedWith Morgan, Titus, 1776-1811. person
associatedWith Morris, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Wistar), 1870-1944. person
associatedWith Morse, F. H., person
associatedWith Morton, Bliss & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Peabody, George, 1795-1869, person
associatedWith Pierpont, James, 1822-1893. person
associatedWith Pierpont, John, 1785-1866. person
associatedWith Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877, person
associatedWith Pruyn, Mr, person
associatedWith Story, W. W., Mrs, person
associatedWith Washburn, Emory, 1800-1877. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Welles, Alfred, fl. 1832-1835. person
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Birth 1813-04-14

Death 1890-04-08

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