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Series 4: Oversize Items, 1756-1962

Identifier: id57625

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • Creation: 1756-1962


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Conditions Governing Access:

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.


From the Collection: 15.00 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository