Biography and History

Josephine Perry Morgan (1869-1962) was the daughter of General Alexander J. Perry (1828-1913) and Josephine Adams Perry (1834-1917). She married Junius Spencer Morgan on June 4, 1891 in New York. They built a mansion house in Princeton in 1897, called Constitution Hill (one of the first English Gothic houses in America), and had three children: Lucretia Perry (died in infancy), Sarah Spencer, and Alexander Perry (Princeton Class of 1922).

Biography of Junius Spencer Morgan

Junius Spencer Morgan was born in 1867 in New York. He was the son of George Hale Morgan (1840-1911) and Sarah Spencer Morgan (1839-1896). He graduated from Princeton University in 1888 and became a banker and the founder of Cuyler, Morgan, & Co. He was also the associate librarian of Princeton University from 1898-1909 and retired from banking in 1910. He assisted his uncle on his mother's side, the financier J. Pierpont Morgan, in making acquisitions for the Morgan Library in New York. In addition, his lifetime collection of over 700 titles of the Roman poet, Virgil, bears his name at the Princeton University Library. Junius Spencer Morgan died in 1932 in Switzerland.

Source: From the finding aid for C0553


  • Librarians -- New Jersey -- Princeton..
  • Morgan Family Papers. 1840-1940 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0553

    Consists primarily of the correspondence of Josephine Perry Morgan, her husband Junius Spencer Morgan, her daughter Sarah Morgan Gardner, and various other Perry family members. This correspondence concerns mostly family and social matters.