Justin S. Morrill Papers,1814-1937, 1982

Collection Number: 1146

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Justin S. Morrill papers, 1814-1937, 1982.
Collection Number:
1146
Creator:
Justin S. Morrill, 1810-1898.
Quantity:
3.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, drafts of speeches, pamphlets and other printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, and other personal items.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, drafts of speeches, pamphlets and other printed material, mainly relating to the Civil War and Reconstruction, the status of freed blacks, the tariff and international trade, passage of the Land Grant College Act, and other public questions.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Justin S. Morrill was a congressman and financier.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, drafts of speeches, pamphlets and other printed material, mainly relating to the Civil War and Reconstruction, the status of freed blacks, the tariff and international trade, passage of the Land Grant College Act, and other public questions; scrapbook containing a photocopy of Morrill's Wanderings and Scribblings, or A Journal of a Journey South and West in May, June and July, A.D. 1841; a scrapbook of obituary notices; a scrapbook and other items relating to the 75th anniversary of the Land Grant College Act, 1937; and photographs and other personal items. Correspondents include George T. Brown, Schuyler Colfax, John H. Freeman, James A. Garfield, Horace Greeley, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Dean Howells, Nellie Grant Sartoris, Jacob Gould Schurman, John Sherman, Horatio King (who wrote letters to Morrill on his birthday), A. D. White and President Grover Cleveland.
Note: Item lists of letters and speeches are available in the accession folder.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
King, Horatio King, 1811-1897.
Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942.
Sherman, John.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.

Subjects:
Afro-Americans.
Commerce.
Freedmen.
Education--New York (State)
School lands.
Tariff.
Voyages and travels.
Legislators--United States.

Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Form and Genre Terms:
Obituaries.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Speeches.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Justin S. Morrill papers, #1146. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Speech drafts
1828-1839
Box 1 Folder 2
Sermon, speech drafts
1840-1849
Box 1 Folder 3
Speech drafts
1850-1859
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence; "On Agriculture, delivered at Woodstock, Vt.", Sept. 27th
1860
Box 1 Folder 5
"Address at St. Johnsbury, Vt. on the Culture of Man and some of the requisite means."
1860
Box 1 Folder 6
Speech, notes, Act (H.R. 338)
1861
Box 1 Folder 7
Letter (extract), trade circular, Act (H.R. 312)
1862
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence, Act (H.R. 592), drafts, notes
1862
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings
1863-1864
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, address
1865
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, "Report of ... on The National Statuary Hall", address
1866
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence, drafts, report
1867-1869
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence, newspaper clipping, address
1870-1872
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence, addresses, newspaper clipping
1873
Box 2 Folder 3
Speech on National Colleges
1873
Box 2 Folder 4
Circular, pamphlets, address, report, annual report
1874
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence, circulars, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, address annual reports
1875-1877
Includes letter from A. D. White.
Box 2 Folder 6
Bill (H.R. 3544), speech, Correspondence, comparison of receipts and expenditures
1878-1879
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence, "Catalogue of the Private Library of Justin S. Morrill", notes, Act (H.R. 4592)
1880-1881
Box 2 Folder 8
January-April: Correspondence
1882
Box 2 Folder 9
May-December: Correspondence, tariff tract, speech
1882
Includes letter from A. D. White.
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, drafts and Remarks
1883
Box 3 Folder 1
Jan.-Apr.: Correspondence, Statement
1884
Box 3 Folder 2
Aug.-Dec.: Correspondence, speeches
1884
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence, "Remarks on the Death of General Grant," speech
1885-1886 Mar.
Box 3 Folder 4
Apr.-Dec.: Correspondence, newspaper clipping, poem, telegram
1886
Box 3 Folder 5
Jan.-Aug., undated: Correspondence, address, "Commemorative Addresses. 1862-1887. Massachusetts Agricultural College."
1887
Includes letter from President Grover Cleveland from the Executive Mansion as well as letters from Frances Cleveland..
Box 3 Folder 6
Correspondence, addresses, political tract
1888-1889
Box 3 Folder 7
Correspondence, including letter from President Harrison (signed), newspaper clippings, remarks, Congressional Record, poem
1890-1891
Includes letter from Benjamin Harrison
Box 3 Folder 8
Correspondence, Resolution (S.R. 24), poem, newspaper clippings, article, Bills (S. 553, 572, 1280), address, pamphlet
1892-1893
Includes letter from Benjamin Harrison
Box 3 Folder 9
January-June: Correspondence, Bill (S. 1460), Resolution (S.R. 62), Amendment (S. 341), poem, remarks, Bill (S. 2135)
1894
Box 3 Folder 10
July-December: Correspondence, Tariff Act, address
1894
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence, Bill (S.2569), poems, newspaper clippings, remarks
1895
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, poems, speeches
1896
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, Bill (S.1876), remarks
1897-1899
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, The Vermonter, The American Magazine
1900-1910 Apr. 15
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence
Apr. 16, 1910-1912
Box 4 Folder 6-10
Tariff and Foreign Trade - copies, rough drafts, and notes for speeches
Box 5 Folder 1
Hawaiian Islands: Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850
Box 5 Folder 2
Party Platform and Records
Box 5 Folder 3-4
Education and Schools
Box 5 Folder 5
Fine Arts and Architecture address
Box 5 Folder 6-11
Notes and speeches, miscellany
Box 6 Folder 0
15 photographs of Morrill and family
Box 6 Folder 1-2
Business, Labor, Industry
Box 6 Folder 3
Biographical Materials of J. S. Morrill and Colleagues
Box 6 Folder 4-7
Gold and Silver Question; Revenue and Taxation
Box 7
Gold and Silver Question; Revenue and Taxation
Box 8
Photographs
Box 8
Genealogy notebook
Box 8
Impeachment tickets
1868
Box 8
Petitions
Box 8
Bill
Box 8
Notebook
Box 8
Miscellaneous family papers
Includes Brigham Young autograph
Box 8
Ruth S. Morrill funeral service
1898
Box 8
Receipts
Box 8
Calling cards
Box 8
Mounted clippings
Box 9 Folder 0
Key to Justin Morrill's Senate Desk
1897
Box 9 Folder 1
Cornell University Class of 1884 "Morrill Memorial Medal"
1884
Box 9 Folder 2
Proceedings of the Association of American Colleges and Agricultural Expermient Stations
1899
Box 9 Folder 3
Land Grant College Radio Hour, Aug. 19
1936
Box 9 Folder 4
"Energy and Vision" by S.P. Langley
1888
Box 9 Folder 5-6
Clippings
Box 9 Folder 7
Smithsonian Institution certificate signed by Tiffany and Co.
Box 9 Folder 8
Portfolio
Box 9 Folder 9
Leather
Box 10
Scrapbook "Wanderings and Scribblings"
1841
Box 11
Publications by and pertaining to Morrill