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George Morgan Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 372
Accessioned: Gift, July 1991
Extent: .6 linear feet (60 items)
Content: Essays, poems, and newspaper clippings
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: July 1998, by Meghan J. Fuller
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Morgan is also the author of several volumes, including The Life of James Monroe (Small, Maynard and Co., 1921); The True Patrick Henry (Lippincott, 1907); The Issue (Lippincott, 1904); The Golden Jubilee of the Philadelphia Record, (1920); and John Littlejohn of J.: Being in Particular an Account of His Remarkable Entanglement with the King's Intrigues Against General Washington (Lippincott, 1897). He also received favorable reviews for his volume, A City of Firsts, the complete history of Philadelphia.
Source:Note: Biographical information is derived from the collection.
Scope and Content Note
The George Morgan Papers will be of particular interest to those studying the history of the University of Delaware and the surrounding area. The Romantic Colonial Origins of the the University of Delaware is a 111-page, detailed account of the school's history from a man who was once considered an authority on the subject. The Colonial Origins of Newark Academy is also noteworthy as it was delivered at the university's centennial celebration on May 10, 1934.
I. Writings by George Morgan, 1914-1934 1. Colonial Origins of Newark Academy, 1934 2. Delaware Stories and Queer Names in Delaware, 1925 3. Historic Trifles, n.d. 4. Pennsylvania, 1932 5. Queer Names in Delaware, n.d. 6. Romantic Colonial Origins of the University of Delaware, 1925 7. Untitled [Delaware History], n.d. 8. Untitled [book about robins], n.d. 9. Poems, typescript, n.d. 10. Poems, newspaper clippings, 1914-1915 II. Newspaper Clippings, n.d. 1. Newspaper Clippings by or about George Morgan, n.d. 2. Newspaper clippings related to the University of Delaware, n.d. III. Writings by Others, n.d. 1. Robert Pharo Lowry, Robin Hood of Pennsylvania, n.d. 2. Ralph Morgan, Reminiscences of a Basketball Government, n.d.
1 Series I. Writings by George Morgan, 1914-1934. F1 Colonial Origins of Newark Academy, 1934 AMs 63 pp. (2 items) Delivered at the centennial celebration of the University of Delaware on May 10, 1934; traces the history of Newark Academy from the influx of Scotch-Irish immigrants to the area in the 1720s to Morgan's own days as a student at Delaware College, now the University of Delaware Also includes an untitled, five-page autograph manuscript which was most likely a humerous introduction to the centennial speech F2 Delaware Stories and Queer Names in Delaware, 1925 AMs February 19, 1925 35 pp. (1 item) Speech delivered to the Sons of Delaware; humerous anecdotes of both famous and not-so-famous Delawareans F3 Historic Trifles, n.d. AMsS 84 pp. (1 item) Inscribed on title page "Historic Trifles / George Morgan / 408 South 45th St. / Philadelphia, PA" A speech delivered on the subject of Philadelphia history F4 Pennsylvania, 1932 Ts (c) 13 pp. (2 items) Enclosed with letter to Morgan from John Nolen of the Regional and City Planning Committee of Cambridge Square in Harvard, Massachusetts; Describes the development and orgnization of the physical environs of Philadelphia during the colonial period F5 Queer Names in Delaware, n.d. AMs 48 pp. (1 item) Humerous look at the funny names of Delaware residents, including a man named Mr. Ball who named his three sons "Cannon," "Gun," and "Pistol" and claimed to have a "bang-up" family 1 Series I. Writings by George Morgan (cont'd) Romantic Colonial Origins of the University of Delaware,1925 AMsS 111 pp. (1 item) Speech delivered in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation from Delaware College; inscribed "The Romantic Colonial History of the University of Delaware / Being an Address made in Wolf Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. / on the evening of March 5, 1925 / by George Morgan / Class of 1875" F6 pp. 1-55 F7 pp. 56-111 F8 Untitled [Delaware History], n.d. AMs 3 pp. (1 item) A speech given in celebration of the upcoming tercentennial of Delaware F9 Untitled [notebook about robins], n.d. Includes descriptions, sightings, and newspaper clippings about robins F10 Poems, typescript, n.d. (7 items) The Blood of Bunker Hill Happy Warrior Land of the Lemon On a Recent Happening On the Hip Pocket Flask Solid South Toleration F11 Poems, newspaper clippings, 1914-1915 All published in Philadelphia (28 items) As the Foul Fiend Sees it, June 15, 1915 Be Thankful All, November 25, 1914 (2 copies) one inscribed, "I suppose I ought to have put Maryallis in my Thanksgiving poem! G.M." The Bumper News, June 21, 1914 A Cranks' Picnic, July 23, 1914 (2 copies, one with holograph corrections) His Nibs' Rebuke, October 1, 1914 (2 copies) Immolation, December 13, 1914 The Kaiser and Herr Krupp, August 27, 1914 (2 copies) one inscribed "Dear Ralph: Am sending on latest effusion. Love to Josephine and kindest rememberances to Miss Hood G.M." On the Job, June 28, 1914 A Pean of Praise for "Them Phillies", September 25, 1915 The Rip Roarers, January 13, 1915 The Superman, October 21, 1914 Uncle Sam's Grouch, June 1, 1914 Uncle Sam's Soliloquy on the Army Mule, May 18, 1914 (2 copies) Weaning the Baby, July 12, 1914 A Welcome to Billy Sunday, December 30, 1914 Which, November 1914 (4 copies) Also included is a small scrapbook with three poems pasted inside, Down in Mexico and two copies of Delaware, n.d. 2 Series II. Newspaper Clippings, n.d. F12 Newspaper Clippings by or about George Morgan (7 items) Morgan, George. "The Flanker, the Hammerer, and the All Round Great One." ---. "History as She May Be Writ." ---. "An Imaginary Lincoln Bit: "K. of K." and a Kitchener of Our Own." ---. "A Short Interview with Benjamin Franklin." Tyler, Dr. Lyon G. "Must American History be Largely Re-Written?" Review of Morgan's The Life of James Monroe, n.d. Review of Morgan's The Issue, n.d. Review of Morgan's The City of Firsts, n.d. F13 Newspaper Clippings Related to the University of Delaware (6 items) "Centenary Greetings: The Oldest Grad Respectfully Submits a Passing Word." The Newark Post, May 10, 1934 "Delaware Graduates: Memories of Early College Days Evoked by Impressive Campus Scenes." Philadelphia Record, June 25, 1916 "Dr. Morgan Tells Romantic Origin of Our University," 1925 "Find Original Charter of Newark Academy," n.d. "One Hundred Years at Old Delaware Reviewed This Week in Pageant and Story." The Newark Post, May 10, 1934 "U. of D. Was Once a Shoe Factory, George Morgan, Graduate 50 Years Ago, Tells History Students." The Evening News. March 6, 1925 2 Series III. Writings by Others, n.d. (2 items) F14 Robert Pharo Lowry, The Robin Hood of Pennsylvania, n.d. Ts (c) with holograph notations 9 pp. Ralph Morgan, Reminiscences of a Basketball Government, n.d. proof 1 pp.
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