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Morton Family Collection, 1829-1950

(Manuscript Collection #972)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Morton Family Collection
Creator: Morton family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.21 Cubic feet, 18 items.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

November 12, 2003, (unprocessed) 11 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Collection (1866-1950) of clippings, commission, genealogical research, and a photographic print relating to the Morton family of Washington, NC, including William Zenus Morton, Winslow Bradford Morton, Charles Lamb Morton, Irene Boyle Morton Packard. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Marion Bradford Malone

April 20, 2004, (unprocessed addition 1) 1 item, 0.05 cubic feet; Floral Album autograph book given to Melissa Ann Darden Morton (1829-1906) by her friend A. T. Jenkins, New Bern, NC, 12/31/1844, relating to the Morton family of Washington, NC, containing handwritten poetry, imported perfume and fabric labels, and engravings; given by Melissa Darden Morton Clark to her niece, Melissa Morton Packard, 2/17/1947. See preliminary inventory. Donor: Marion Bradford Malone

June 11, 2010, (unprocessed addition 2), 6 items, 0.150 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1866-ca. 1930s) consisting of four photographs of members of the Lamb & Morton families, including Matilda Lamb Morton, Frances & Lilly Lamb, & Charles Lamb Morton; also a carbon & blueprint typescript of a genealogical research report entitled Wallace and the Bradford Family, Interpolated with Pedigrees and Heraldic Notes Concerning the Allied Houses of Baker, Bradley, Johnson, Murray, and Warren, by E. Bruce Stanley, 1912; & a cased photographic tintype, ca. 1865-1869, of Matilda Lamb Morton and Frances ?Fanny? Lamb as children. Photographic prints, tintypes, typescript. See preliminary inventory. Recd 6/10/2010. Donor: Marion Bradford Malone.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Morton Family Collection (#972), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Marion Bradford Malone

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, March 25, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0972.1
    • Folder a#0972.1.a
      "Packard-Morton Marriage To-day: Ceremony Performed at St. Peter's Church. Washington (NC) Daily News Clipping 4/24/1907. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder b#0972.1.b
      "W. B. Morton Died Today," Washington (NC) Daily News Clipping ca. 1920. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder c#0972.1.c
      Photographic print (copy) showing William Zenus Morton (c.), Winslow Bradford Morton (l.) and Charles Lamb Morton (r.) in front of Morton's Furniture Store, Washington, NC, ca. 1890. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder d#0972.1.d
      Bradford Family Genealogy (c. 1950) showing relationship of Irene B. Morton Packard. By Melissa Morton Clark. 1 item. 5 p. Typescript.
    • Folder e#0972.1.e
      William Z, Morton biographical sketch, from Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas of the Nineteenth Century, vol. 2, reprinted by the The Reprint Company, Spartansburg, SC, 1973. ISBN 0871521318. (Madison, WI: Brant & Fuller, 1892), 557-558. 1 item. 2.
    • Folder f#0972.1.f
      William Z. Morton's commission (9/12/1866) as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 14th Regiment of North Carolina Militia. Signed by the Governor: Jonathan Worth, Wm. C. Bagley, Private Secretary. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Glued to cardboard. Needs conservation.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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