Jacob Morris papers, 1789-1916.


Morris, Jacob, 1755-1844. Jacob Morris papers, 1789-1916.

Jacob Morris papers, 1789-1916.

Correspondence and papers, 1789-1916, of Jacob Morris and other members of his family. Letters to Jacob Morris during the 1790s, when he was a state legislator, discuss politics; other letters, dating from the early nineteenth century, are mainly concerned with business related to his landholdings in Otsego County (N.Y.). The collection includes deeds, mortgages, surveys, and a tax assessment roll for Butternuts (N.Y.), ca. 1824. Other papers relate to his son, Richard Morris, and include an invitation to Richard Morris to act as pallbearer at James Fenimore Cooper's funeral. Much of the other material relates to Richard Morris's daughter, Euphemia; her husbands, Augustus N. Saltus, August Vence, and John Albert Machado; and her children, Richard Morris Saltus, Anna Lloyd Saltus, and Lewis Morris Johnston Machado. Some family letters discussing her divorce from August Vence are included. John A. Machado's papers include business letters, a few in Portuguese, discussing his trade with other U.S. cities and the West Indies in the 1850s. The collection also contains papers dealing with the Fenno, Upton, and Johnston families. As well as correspondence and papers relating to landholdings, the collection contains legal papers related to litigation about family wills, including the will of Francis Upton, father of Richard Morris's wife Frances Mary; certificates of baptisms, confirmation and marriage; a Portuguese passport; and miscellaneous printed ephemera.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)

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Saltus, Augustus Nicholas.

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Vence, August.

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Saltus, Richard Morris.

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Upton family.

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Morris, Jacob, 1755-1844

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New York State legislator and Otsego County pioneer; son of Lewis Morris, signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Jacob Morris papers, 1789-1916. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58783024 Attorney. Jacob Morris, of Butternuts, Otsego County, New York, served as Brigadier General in the Revolutionary War, a New York State Senator, Clerk of Otsego County, and was a land agent. From the description of Jac...

Machado, Lewis Morris Johnston.

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Johnston family.

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Machado, Euphemia Morris, 1825-1891.

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Machado, John Albert, 1818-1894.

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Morris, Richard, 1782-1865.

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Upton, Francis

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Epithet: MD; of Sloane MS 4061 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000506.0x00016e Epithet: Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000506.0x00016c ...

Fenno family.

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Morris family.

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Saltus, Anna Lloyd.

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