James Morrison letters
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James Morrison letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Morrison, James, 1788-1831.
Title: James Morrison letters
Dates: 1807-1811
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0578
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Morrison (1788-1831) was a graduate of Dartmouth College. He married Eliza Johnston of Savannah in 1812. They lived in Savannah where he was an attorney-at-law.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three letters from James Morrison to his parents, the Reverend and Mrs. William Morrison of Londonderry, New Hampshire, dated 1807-1811. In the letters, Morrison writes about Dartmouth College, family news, and personal news. In two of the letters, he mentions George Whitefield of Savannah, who was the son of James Whitefield and the nephew of George Whitefield, the evangelist.

Index Terms

Dartmouth College.
Letters (correspondence)
Morrison, James, 1788-1831.
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a descendant.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], James Morrison letters, MS 578, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Henry H. Bruen, Jr., 1950.


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: James Morrison to his father. Hanover, N.H., 1807 August 13 ( 3.0 pages )
Tells his father that the president and other officers of the College, Dartmouth, want to see and talk with him; bears note in another hand
Item 2: James Morrison to his parents. Litchfield, Conn., 1811 July 13 ( 1.0 page )
Family and personal news; mentions George Whitefield and Eliza Johnston of Savannah.
Item 3: James Morrison to his mother. Litchfield, Conn., 1811 July 19 ( 2.0 pages )
Regarding George Whitefield; personal news; mentions Eliza Johnston.