Thomas Morrison

Thomas Morrison Papers
1826, 1876
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, May 2013


Biographical Note:

Thomas Morrison, son of Ephriam and Nancy (Forster) Hattick Morrison was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, on August 9, 1792.  He moved with his family to the Cincinnati area in 1796, and Dearborn County, Indiana, in 1800.  After the death of Nancy Forster Hattick Morrison in 1803, the rest of the Morrison family moved to Clark County, Ohio.

After a failed attempt at farming, Morrison moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he learned the construction trade and worked building houses, commercial buildings, and bridges.  In the 1820s, Morrison became a merchant and traveled up and down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, trading goods and produce and traveling as far south as Little Rock, Arkansas.  He married Sarah H. sometime before 1826.  Morrison died March 23, 1879 outside Dayton.


Information Found within Collection
“Thomas Morrison Grave.”  Find a Grave.  May 22, 2013.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of a Photostat copy of a typewritten transcript of Morrison’s memoirs covering his family history and life through May 1826.  Morrison writes of his early life and adventures traveling from Pennsylvania to Indiana and his work in construction.  There is also a transcript of a letter written to Morrison from his brother in Indianapolis in 1876.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1.  Morrison, Thomas Papers

1826-05 Photostat copy of memoir transcript
1876-11-30 Transcript of letter to Morrison from his brother

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1826, 1876
Provenance:  Mrs. Donald M, Mattison, 1939
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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Collection Notes: 

MA BA 7-12-2013