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Lorenzo Morgan correspondence

 Class — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2018-003-s-r

Content Description

Seven holograph letters and one document pertaining to the life and death of Danbury, Connecticut native Lorenzo Morgan (1818-1849). Nineteen manuscript pages; approximately 5000 words.

Dates

  • 1849-01 - 1849-07

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Lorenzo Morgan (1818-1849) was a native of Connecticut who secured a job as a member of the 12-man Brooklyn United Mining Company after having been found guilty of fathering an illegimate child in 1847. As a result, the debts that he accrued seemed to have forced him to leave his family's hat businees and head to the gold fields of California to make his fortune. Morgan died aboard ship between Valpraiso and San Francisco from dysentary and was buried at sea. This was communicated to his family by his traveling companion and uncle, Wakeman Burr.

Extent

19 Sheets (1 folder)

Overview

Seven holograph letters and one document pertaining to the life and death of Danbury, Connecticut native Lorenzo Morgan (1818-1849). Nineteen manuscript pages; approximately 5000 words.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Walkabout Books.
Title
Finding Aid for the Lorenzo Morgan correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Rand Boyd
Date
02/05/2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

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