MORRIS, JAMES V. M., 1830-1927.
James V.M. Morris papers, 1859-1921

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zpg6


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morris, James V. M., 1830-1927.
Title: James V.M. Morris papers, 1859-1921
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 615
Extent: 2.5 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of James V.M. Morris, Methodist clergyman who worked with soldiers during the Civil War, including diaries, financial records, and pastoral records.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1982.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], James V. M. Morris papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James V.M. Morris, Methodist clergyman, was born July 15, 1830, in Spaulding County, Georgia, and died August 14, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia. He became a minister circa 1853 and retired circa 1904. During the Civil War, Morris was stationed in Sparta, Georgia, to provide for the soldiers and their families, but for most of his career he was a circuit rider and considered Athens, Georgia, his home. He was in Atlanta to preach to the railroad shopmen and was staying with a daughter there when he died.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James V.M. Morris from 1859-1921. The papers include diaries, financial records, and pastoral records. Morris's diaries include a roll book (1859), entries for pastoral visits (1869), accounts (1892), and memos (1892); the daily weather is documented as of 6 a.m. each day.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 1859
1 2 1859-loose items
1 3 1866
1 4 1867
1 5 1870
1 6 1870-loose items
1 7 1876
1 8 1877
1 9 1879
1 10 1879-loose items
1 11 1880
2 1 1881
2 2 1882
2 3 1882-loose items
2 4 1886
2 5 1886
2 6 1886-loose items
2 7 1887
2 8 1888
2 9 1890
2 10 1890-loose items
2 11 1891
2 12 1894
3 1 1895
3 2 1896
3 3 1898
3 4 1898-loose items
3 5 1901
3 6 1901-loose items
3 7 1901
3 8 1904
3 9 1904-loose items
3 10 1905
3 11 1905-loose items
3 12 1907
3 13 1907-loose items
3 14 1907
3 15 1907-loose items
4 1 1910
4 2 1910-loose items
4 3 1911
4 4 1911-loose items
4 5 1914
4 6 1914-loose items
4 7 1916
4 8 1918
4 9 1918-loose items
4 10 1919
4 11 1919-loose items
5 1 1920
5 2 1921
5 3 1921-loose items
5 4 1919
Pastoral Records
5 5 1859
5 6 1859-loose items
5 7 1860
5 8 1860
Miscellaneous
5 9 Silk handkerchief
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