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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5500 items)|
|Abstract||Joseph M. Morehead was a Confederate officer and a lawyer of Greensboro, N.C. The collection includes legal and business papers, chiefly 1880-1913, of lawyers Joseph M. Morehead and James Turner Morehead, Jr. (1838-1919) of Guilford County, N.C. Papers include briefs and correspondence with clients and other lawyers. Also included are papers concerning the Guilford Battleground Company of which Joseph Morehead was president; family correspondence after 1900 of James Morehead; and antebellum papers of their father. Volumes include records of cases and estate settlements. A few papers pertain to the two men's careers as Confederate officers and in Reconstruction politics. James Turner Morehead should not be confused with his cousin of the same name, James Turner Morehead (1840-1908), a North Carolina and New York City industrialist.|
|Creator||Morehead, Joseph M. (Joseph Motley), b. 1840.|
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Joseph Motley Morehead (born 1840) was a Confederate officer and lawyer of Greensboro, N.C. He also served for a time as president of the Guilford Battleground Company.Back to Top
The collection includes legal and business papers, chiefly 1880-1913, of lawyers Joseph Motley Morehead and James Turner Morehead Jr. (1838-1919) of Guilford County, N.C. Legal papers include briefs and correspondence with clients and other lawyers and are related to matters of debt collection, estate settlement, property disputes, divorces, agreements, and insurance policies. Also included are papers concerning United States and North Carolina military history and monuments, particularly related to the Guilford Battleground Company of which Joseph Morehead was president. There are also genealogical materials and photographs, family correspondence after 1900 of James Morehead, and antebellum papers of James T. Morehead, Senior. A few papers pertain to the two men's careers as Confederate officers and in Reconstruction politics. Volumes include records of cases and estate settlements, account books, political items, and a muster-out roll for Company D, 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers, 1898.
Prominent correspondents represented in the collection include Thomas Ruffin, P. Murphy, William Alexander Graham, Alfred M. Scales, Julian Shakespeare Carr, Augustus Washington Graham, Mathew Whitaker Ransom, Walter Clark, Lindsay Patterson, William Cicero Hammer, Marion Butler, Stephen B. Weeks, Lee S. Overman, Armistead Burwell, W. A. Hoke, D. Schenck, F. M. Simmons, Charles B. Aycock, Kemp P. Battle, Josephus Daniels, William E. Dodd, M. S. Robins, William Kitchin, Robert Digges Wimberly Connor, Alfred Moore Waddell, Robert D. Gilmer, Burton Craige, Joseph M. Dixon, C. Alphonso Smith, George T. Winston, Samuel A. Ashe, Angus Wilton McLean, Nathan W. Walker, and Frank Porter Graham.Back to Top
|Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-523/1||
Guilford Battle Ground Park blueprints, 1902, 1904, undated #00523, Series: "Joseph M. Morehead Papers, 1753-1919 and undated." XOPF-523/1
Six blueprints including proposed designs of monuments to the memory of Generals Nash and Davidson.
|Image Folder PF-523/1||
P-523/1: Reproduction of engraving, John Motley Morehead, circa 1840-1860 #00523, Imagefolder PF-523/1
Photographer: O.W. Cole, Danville, Va.
P-523/4: Photograph, "Monuments to Morehead ancestors, of American Revolution," circa1950-1960 #00523, Imagefolder PF-523/1
P-523/5: Photograph, man with bicycle next to monument to "James Morehead of the N. C. Continental Line," circa 1905-1915 #00523, Imagefolder PF-523/1
P-523/6: Postcard, unidentified man standing in front of house, circa 1905 #00523, Imagefolder PF-523/1
Features reproduction of drawing of three African American children eating watermelon. Caption reads: "Greetings from the Sunny South."
Features reproduction of drawing of four young women in bathing costumes, lying in sand on their stomachs, kicking their heels up. Caption reads: "Four of a kind."
Features reproduction of drawing of submarines firing at each other. Caption reads "Monitor and Merrimac."
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009
Finding aid updated June 2010 by Kathryn Michaelis for digitization.
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top