Edmund Morford Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Edmund Morford graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1797, and also received his A.M. degree from the College in 1830. He lived in Charleston, South Carolina, where he kept a bookstore and distinguished himself as a political writer. He was founder and editor of the Charleston Mercury.Morford, Edmund, 1782-1833
Edmund Morford graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1797, and also received his A.M. degree from the College in 1830. He lived in Charleston, South Carolina, where he kept a bookstore and distinguished himself as a political writer. He was founder and editor of the Charleston Mercury.
The collection consists of two autograph drafts of articles by Morford with holograph corrections and annotations. One article (ca. 1828) is ""An Historical Analysis of the Causes Back of the Present Swing to Christian Religion," written on 35 leaves of various sizes. The other (ca. 1830) is "A Consideration of Modern Tendencies in Education, Politics, Science, and Industry" and consists of 30 leaves of various sizes. The titles have been supplied by the donor.
Folders are arranged by accession number.
Gift of Mr. J. M. Hart on April 19, 1918.
This collection was processed by Dina Britain on August 15, 2006. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on August 15, 2006. Folder inventory added by James Clark '14 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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