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Daniel Morgan letter

 Collection — Folder: OB026
Identifier: OB026

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one letter from Daniel Morgan in Evansville, Indiana to his father and brother in Canterbury, Connecticut dated November 4, 1839.


  • 1839/11/04


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Daniel Morgan was born in Canterbury, Connecticut, on March 22, 1813. His family was prominent in colonial legal affairs. His mother was related to John Quincy Adams. In 1839, he married Matilda Fisher, daughter of Samuel Fisher of Lynchburg, Virginia. They had eight children before she died on December 22, 1887.

Morgan first studied medicine in the office of A.F. Harris, physician and surgeon in Canterbury, Connecticut. His formal studies in medicine were completed in 1835 when he graduated from Yale College. Following graduation, he moved to Evansville, Indiana. Morgan was a member of the American Medical Association, the Evansville Medical Society, and the Drake Academy of Medicine. In 1871, he was elected to a chair in the Medical College of Evansville, where he became a prominent member of the faculty. Morgan served in the Indiana Senate from 1868 to 1872. Morgan died on January 25, 1879.


0.05 Cubic Feet (1 medium oversize collection)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Museum.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/09/15 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2021/09/15 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.