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Collection Overview

Creator:
Morgan, Josephine Adams Perry, 1893-1963
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Morgan Family Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/q237hr966
Dates:
1840-1940
Size:
80 boxes and 34.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-80
Language:
English

Abstract

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.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists primarily of letters received by Josephine Perry Morgan before and after her marriage to Junius Spencer Morgan. There is also correspondence of Junius Spencer Morgan and their daughter Sarah Morgan Gardner and correspondence between various Perry family members including Josephine Perry Morgan's parents, Alexander J. Perry and Josephine Adams Perry. In addition, the collection contains diaries, financial papers, photographs and other miscellaneous memorabilia.

Collection Creator Biography:

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.

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.

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. He was an avid art, book and rare material collector, and in addition to his seal collection, 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.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Most of the collection was a gift to Princeton University Library from the Morgan Family.

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Jénel Cantore in 1999. Finding aid written by Jénel Cantore in 1999. Additions made by Sylvia Yu in June and October 2010.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Morgan Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/q237hr966
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184