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Richard Lee Morton Papers, 1756-2006

Title
Richard Lee Morton Papers, 1756-2006
ID
Mss. 90 M84
Extent
15.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, chiefly 1930-1969, of Richard Lee Morton, professor of history at the College of William and Mary from 1919 to 1959. Series 1 includes personal and professional correspondence, lectures and notes relating to his research on Virginia history, and material relating to his community activities in Williamsburg, Va. Includes correspondence of his wife Estelle (Dinwiddie) Morton, land grants, 1756 and 1774, signed by Robert Dinwiddie and Lord Dunmore, Confederate currency and bonds, genealogical materials on the Watkins and Morton families and photographs.

Series 2 includes Morton's notes and correspondence about the 1951 football scandal; clippings about the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture; correspondence with Lyon G. Tyler and others; Board meeting minutes of the Colonial Williamsburg Advisory Committee of Historians and the OIEAHC; reports on the William and Mary Quarterly.

Series 3 includes additions to the collection, which are made on an ongoing basis.

Other URL
http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/90_M84_Morton__Richard_Lee.pdf
Creators
Morton, Richard Lee (1889-1974)
Morton family
Morton, Estelle
Subjects
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Athletics--Football--Scandal of 1951
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
College of William and Mary. Dept. of History
Curriculum--History
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Democratic Party (Va.)
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
Football--Virginia--Williamsburg
Genealogy
Legal documents
Morton, Richard Lee
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Slavery--Virginia--History
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935
United States--History--Prohibition
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century
Genres
Class materials
Correspondence
Diaries
Minutes
Photographs
Publications
Reports
Speeches
Languages
English

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acquired
06/25/1992.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Mary L. Morton Murtaugh, Ludwell Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. William W. Abbot, and Lou Murtaugh.
Gifts and purchase, 1977-2000. Acc. 1987.084 gift of Louise Morton Murtagh (daughter) on  08/05/1987; Acc. 1990.047 gift of Louise Morton Murtagh on 06/27/1990; Acc. 1999.055 transfered from the Department of History 07/03/1985.
Preferred Citation
Richard Lee Morton Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
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