Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907

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A lawyer from Dallas County, Alabama, Morgan was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1876 and served there until his death. As chairman of the Inter-oceanic and Foreign Relations Committees, he promoted the annexation of Cuba and the construction of an isthmian canal.

From the description of Papers, 1857-1907. (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 26181771

U.S. senator from Alabama and lawyer.

From the description of Papers of John Tyler Morgan, 1840-1907 (bulk 1882-1907). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066371

Alabama lawyer and occasional author.

From the description of Letter to John Reuben Thompson [manuscript], 1860 April 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647993418

Biographical Note

  • 1824, June 20: Born, Athens, Tenn.
  • 1833: Moved to Calhoun County, Ala.
  • 1845: Admitted to the Alabama bar
  • 1846: Married Cornelia Willis
  • 1855: Move to Selma, Ala.
  • 1860: Presidential elector on the John C. Breckinridge ticket
  • 1861: Delegate, Alabama secession convention, Montgomery, Ala.
  • 1861: Enlisted as a private in the Confederate States Army and promoted through all grades to lieutenant-colonel, Fifth Alabama Regiment
  • 1862: Resigned commission in Confederate States Army to recruit and command the Fifty-first Alabama Cavalry
  • 1863: Promoted to brigadier-general
  • 1865: Resumed law practice in Selma, Ala.
  • 1877 - 1907 : United States senator from Alabama
  • 1892: Appointed as an arbitrator in the Bering Sea fisheries dispute
  • 1898: Appointed as one of three commissioners to draft legislation for Hawaii
  • 1907, June 11: Died, Selma, Ala.

From the guide to the John Tyler Morgan Papers, 1840-1907, (bulk 1882-1907), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Mrs. Darling was born in New Hampshire in 1840, a descendant of Henry Adams who settled in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1636. She married Col. Edward Irving Darling, 22 years her senior, in 1860, and went with him to live at his Louisiana home. He died of wounds received in battle, December 2, 1863. Her only son was Edward Erving Darling, a minor musician-composer, who died July 13, 1894. Mrs. Darling suffered from repeated attacks of malarial fever and, after 1876, from deafness. Her years of widowhood were spent in writing Mrs. Darling's Letters, or Memoirs of the Civil War A Social Diplomat and other books.

From 1889 to 1896 her major interests and efforts were devoted to the founding of women's patriotic societies. Mrs. Darling's obsession for organizing and ruling patriotic societies, and her willingness to abandon one when her opinion or desires were thwarted, is illustrated by the rapid succession with which the societies followed each other: Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) founded October 11, 1890; Daughters of the Revolution (D.R.) founded June 18, 1891; Daughters of the United States of the War of 1812, founded January 8, 1892; founded because of disagreement over policies of the D. A. R., policies adopted over the protest of Mrs. Darling. This collection is composed almost entirely of letters written to her during these years of controversy. There are some delightful, pithy and well-written letters in the group.

From the guide to the Flora Adams Darling Papers, 1862-1908, (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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referencedIn Alabama. Governor. Appointments correspondence, 1861-1863. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn William McKinley Papers, circa 1847-1935, (bulk 1897-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn McKinley, William, 1843-1901. William McKinley papers, circa 1847-1935 (bulk 1897-1901). Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnston, Joseph F. (Joseph Forney), 1843-1913. Papers, 1847-1926. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Wheeler family. Papers, 1809-1943. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907. Papers, 1857-1907. Auburn University.
creatorOf Flora Adams Darling Papers, 1862-1908 Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Cooley, Lyman Edgar, 1850-1917. Lyman Edgar Cooley papers, 1865-1917. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Morgan family. Morgan family papers, 1834-1913. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Walter Quintin Gresham Papers, 1857-1932, (bulk 1883-1895) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frazer, Keener Chapman, d. 1983,. John Tyler Morgan papers, 1876-1906 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Hardee family. Papers, [1862-1962]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Horn, Daniel, Jr., d.1864. Papers of Daniel Horn, 1862-1864. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Norris, James Lawson. Papers, 1887-1907. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907. Papers of John Tyler Morgan, 1840-1907 (bulk 1882-1907). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895. Walter Quintin Gresham papers, 1857-1932 (bulk 1883-1895). Library of Congress
creatorOf Darling, Flora Adams, 1840-1910. Papers, 1862-1908, 1890-1908. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Haupt, Lewis M. (Lewis Muhlenberg), b. 1844. Lewis M. Haupt papers, 1849-1923 (bulk 1852-1903). Library of Congress
creatorOf John Tyler Morgan Papers, 1840-1907, (bulk 1882-1907) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907. Papers, 1898-1899. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Browne, William Phineas, 1804-1869. Family papers, 1804-1935. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Moren, Edward H. (Edward Hawthorne), 1825-1886. Papers, 1841-1887. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Jackson family. Papers, 1863-1910. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lyman E. Cooley papers, 1865-1917 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Owen, Thomas McAdory, 1866-1920. Owen's obituary clipping scrapbook, 1894-1896. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. Pamphlet collection, 1788-1902. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907. Letter to John Reuben Thompson [manuscript], 1860 April 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943. Alabama pamphlets collection, 1821-1961. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1833-1903). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lewis M. Haupt Papers, 1849-1923, (bulk 1892-1903) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Panama Canal (Panama)
Nicaragua
Nicaragua Canal (Nicaragua)
Alabama
Cuba
United States
Cuba
Alabama
Alabama
Subject
Tariff--United States
General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution
Bimetallism
Bering Sea controversy
States' rights (American politics)
Legislators
Cuban question
Tariff
Politics, Practical
Indians of North America--Government relations
State rights
Railroad law
Daughters of the American Revolution
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812
Railroad law--United States
Canals--Nicaragua
Patriotic societies
Canals
Canals, Interoceanic
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--Alabama
Lawyers
Function

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Birth 1824-06-20

Death 1907-06-11

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