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A.J. Morrison Collection

Identifier: SC-000102


The collection contains an unfinished manuscript by A.J. Morrison about Prince Edward County, along with letters, newspaper clippings, and various documents about local history. Dates of materials range from 1754-1975.


  • 1754/1975

Access to materials:

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.

Use of these materials:

The nature of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives and Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine depsite reasonable efforts. As a result, Hampden-Sydney College claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning and individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the College assumes no responsibility.

Biographical/historical note:

A.J. Morrison (d. 1923) was the grandson of Hampden-Sydney President J. M. P. Atkinson, and a 1895 graduate of the College. After receiving his Pd.D. at Johns Hopkins, he returned to Hampden-Sydney, where he engaged in copious historical research related to Prince Edward County and Hampden-Sydney College.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials



The manuscript was originally divided into paper-clipped sections. Paper clips were removed and each section has been placed in a separate folder in accordance with the original order.

Related materials:

Paul L. Grier Vertical Files (CA 000101)

Processing information:

Processed by: Maryska Connelly-Brown, 2018. Machine-readable finding aid created from previous inventories by: Sarah Almond, 2020 April.
A.J. Morrison Miscellany or Old Prince Edward: A Miscellany by A.J. Morrison
Maryska Connolly-Brown
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Hampden-Sydney College
Walter M. Bortz III Library
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 United States
(434) 223-7225