Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798

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At this time, Lewis Morris had retired from political life and was rebuilding his manor, Morrisania, in New York.

From the description of Receipt, 1792 July 24. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866473

Morris was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, and a Brigadier General.

From the description of ALS, 1788 August 23 : Morrisania, to his son, Jacob Morris, Susquehannah. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13791313

From the description of DS, 1778 June 30. : Receipt. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13791355

Lewis Morris (1726-1798) was a landowner and judge from Morrisania, N.Y. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, Morris signed the Declaration of Independence. He was the son of Lewis Morris (1698-1762); grandson of Lewis Morris (1671-1746), colonial governor of New Jersey and chief justice of New York; and father of Lewis Morris (1754-1824) of South Carolina.

From the description of Lewis Morris (1726-1798) waste book, 1738-1772. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 715265549

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. Autograph letter signed : Williamsburg, to Gen. Greene, 1781 Sept. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Vans Murray Papers, 1778-1805, (bulk 1797-1801) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Niagara expedition collection. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. Autograph letter signed : to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1790 Aug. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944,. Autograph collection, 1683-1929. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. Receipt, 1792 July 24. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. Letter, 1781 January 24, [to] Captain Abraham De Peyster. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. Lewis Morris (1726-1798) waste book, 1738-1772. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Nathanael Greene papers, 1774-1793 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Museum of the City of New York. Churches collection, 1764-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952,. Signers of the Declaration of Independence autograph collection, 1756-1818. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902-. Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840). Library of Congress
referencedIn Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803. Papers of William Vans Murray, 1778-1805 (bulk 1797-1801). Library of Congress
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. ALS, 1788 August 23 : Morrisania, to his son, Jacob Morris, Susquehannah. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn W. B. O. Field portrait collection, ca. 1600-1900. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1877. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. DS, 1778 June 30. : Receipt. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Henry A. Willard II Collection, 1743-1888, (bulk 1770-1840) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798. Receipt, 1777 Jan. 11, Fishkill, N.Y. Rosenbach Museum & Library
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associatedWith Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944, person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith De Peyster, Abraham, fl. 1781. person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, collector. person
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. person
associatedWith Morris family. family
associatedWith Morris, Jacob, 1755-1844. person
associatedWith Morris, Lewis, 1698-1762 person
associatedWith Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803. person
associatedWith Museum of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952, person
correspondedWith Stewart, Charles, 1729-1800 person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1721-1814. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, Jeremiah, person
associatedWith Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902- person
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Morrisania (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
United States
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
United States
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Birth 1726-04-08

Death 1798-01-22

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