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Collection Overview

Creator:
Morgan, Junius Spencer and Morgan, Junius Spencer
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Junius Spencer Morgan Collection of Seals
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/2801pk221
Dates:
1294-1824
Size:
1 box and 1.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
Latin

Abstract

Contains seven Royal and Papal seals spanning the 13th to the 19th century and including Louis XVIII of France, Pope Leo X, and Pope Boniface VIII.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists of two papal lead seals (Pope Leo X and Pope Boniface VIII), as well as five French royal wax seals including one for King Louis XVIII. The seals were collected by Junius Spencer Morgan, an art collector and Princeton alumnus.

Collection Creator Biography:

Morgan, Junius Spencer

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.

Morgan, Junius Spencer

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.

Morgan, Junius Spencer

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.

Morgan, Junius Spencer

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:

Gift of Junius Spencer Morgan (AM 2017-141).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated from the collection during 2017 processing.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in April 25 2017. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler in April 25 2017.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

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:

Junius Spencer Morgan Collection of Seals; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/2801pk221
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184