The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1870-1876
Inclusive dates
1870-1876
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Correspondence, 1870-1876, of Alfred Morton (b. ca. 1830) of Richmond, Virginia, lawyer and chairman of the state Republican party, consisting of letters regarding the Republican Party and politics in Reconstruction-era Virginia, the Republican State Executive Committee, and Morton's role as chair. Correspondence also contains letters concerning cases Morton is involved with before the courts of Virginia and the United States, pensions requests, the legal difficulties of the Hope Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Morton's own legal and personal matters
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Biographical or historical data
  • Alfred Morton was born about 1830 in Syracuse, New York. During Reconstruction, he was a lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, and chairman of the state Republican party. At some point before his arrival in Virginia, Morton had served as a judge, probably in New York, and was often addressed as Judge in his correspondence. Morton was involved in the controversey surrounding the election of President Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) in 1876.
  • The Huntington Library states in a note that Morton was a U.S. District judge in Virginia during the 1870s. Morton did not serve as a U.S. District judge, rather he was an attorney in Richmond, Virginia. Morton's occupation is listed in the 1870 census as judge, but he is listed as a lawyer in the Richmond City directories for the 1870s.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Correspondence
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Label
(microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • Reel also includes John Johns Correspondence, 1855-1891, and William H. Wesson Correspondence, 1861-1874
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001540572
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel.

Library Locations

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