Eliza Bull, John Bull, and James Morrow papers
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Eliza Bull, John Bull, and James Morrow papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bull, Eliza, active 1850.
Creator: Bull, John B.
Creator: Morrow, James, active 1850.
Title: Eliza Bull, John Bull, and James Morrow papers
Dates: 1819-1869
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0102

Biographical/Historical Note

James Morrow was a step-son of John B. Bull.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, receipts, essays, and other materials of Eliza Bull, John Bull and James Morrow. Most of the letters pertain to the sale of cotton and sundries, including "Negro cloth," a coarse, unbleached cotton used for slave's clothing. Some of the items are personal and discuss things such as a trip to Augusta, Georgia, and the University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.) There are also receipts for tuition and room and board at the University of Georgia.

Index Terms

Bull, Eliza, active 1850.
Bull, John B.
Georgia--Description and travel.
Letters (correspondence)
Morrow, James, active 1850.
Receipts (financial records)
University of Georgia--Students.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Eliza Bull, John Bull, and James Morrow papers, MS 102, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon, Greenwood, South Carolina, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: A. Edwards to Mrs. Eliza Bull. Petersburg, Georgia, order for corn, 1819 March 27
Item 2: Sales by John S. Holt of six bales cotton for account of Mrs. Eliza Bull, Augusta, Georgia, 1823 November 14
Item 3: Messrs. E. and J. Bull to Holt and Ware. Augusta, Georgia. Sale of sundries; bears note regarding circulars, 1827 September 21
Item 4: Messrs. E. and J. Bull to John S. Holt. Augusta, Georgia. Sale of sundries; bears note regarding circulars, 1827 September 21
Item 5: John B. Bull to Messrs. Stovall & Simmons. Willington, Abbeville District, South Carolina. Regarding shipment of cotton for sale, 1838 January 22
Item 6: Wade Speed to Leroy M. Wiley. Introducing General William A. Bull, 1838 June 7
Item 7: John B. Bull to Baird and Rowland, Dr. Augusta, Georgia. Sale of sundries; bears note regarding goods listed on the bill, 1839 May 3
Item 8: Baird and Rowland to John B. Bull. Augusta, Georgia. Shipping salt and Negro cloth; itemized statement at end of letter, 1839 November 14
Item 9: Receipt of Edward Collier, Sr. for $2,065 plus interest to J.O. Duvall, Augusta, Georgia, 1840 May 20
Item 10: Statement from the University of Georgia to James Morrow for tuition,Athens, Georgia. Printed form filled in; receipted by hand, 1841 May 24
Item 11: George R. Gilmer to John Bull. Lexington, asking him to attend meeting in Athens honoring Dr. Moses Waddell; mentions friends, 1841 July 23
Item 12: James Morrow to Jane Pressley. Athens, Georgia, undated. Bill for room, board and fuel. Receipted by James Brownlee, 1841 June 15-1841 October 29
Item 13: James Morrow to "Dear Chum". Athens, Georgia. Letter to former college roommate; gives views on politics; mentions friends, signed J., 1842 February 21
Item 14: Essay on beauty, by James Morrow, Athens, Georgia, 1842 March
Item 15: Essay on nature, by James Morrow, Athens, Georgia, 1824 May
Item 16: James Morrow to J. A. Hibler and Company,Augusta, Georgia. Bill for hire of horse, 1847 March 11
Item 17: Program for Commencement at University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Southern Literary Gazette Office, 1848 August 2
Item 18: James Morrow to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bull. Augusta, Georgia. Describes trip to Augusta; has gotten the supplies they wanted, 1856 April 23
Item 19: James Morrow to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bull. Augusta, Georgia, November. Has arrived safely after hazardous boat trip; delayed in picking up cotton, 1856 November 26
Item 20: William M. D'Antignac to Dr. James Morrow. Handwritten on telegraph blank: “Georgia Right or wrong will be Sustained by A.H. Stephens...", August 12