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Correspondence, Writings, Documents and Ephemera

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Title: Moran Family Papers, 1805-1953Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Moran, Hugh A. (Hugh Anderson), II

Other Creators: Moran, Hugh A. (Hugh Anderson), Moran, Irene May Hornby, Moran, Jane Todd Breck, Moran, Mary Jane Anderson (1821-1877), Moran, Nathan, M. (1803-1874)

Extent: 10.0 Boxes (General). More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in series as follows:

Series 1: Family Correspondence, Writings, Documents and Ephemera (n.d.; 1805-1953) - Series includes correspondence between family members as well as correspondence from non-family to Moran family members; writings of family members (primarily by Hugh A. Moran II); legal and historical documents of the Moran and related familes; envelopes of various correspondence with interesting US and international stamps and markings, and; bank books, phone books and wallets of family members.

Series 2: Photographs (n.d.; c.1900-1920s) - Series includes photographs (prints and negatives) taken by Hugh A. Moran II from his travels and work abroad and in the United States; family photographs by unknown photographers.

Subjects: China -- Manchuria, Madison County (Ky.) -- History., Madison County (Ky.)., Slavery –- Kentucky., Young Men's Christian associations

Languages: English

Abstract

The Moran family was an early non-native settler of the Silver Creek, Madison, Kentucky area when John Cleveland Moran (1763-1835) and Elizabeth (Betsey) Ann Barnett (1765-1835), along with Barnett’s family members, emigrated to the area from Virginia in the late 1700s. J.C. Moran and Elizabeth Barnett moved to the area with Elizabeth’s mother, Mary Montgomery Barnett (who already had family in Kentucky), and some of Elizabeth’s siblings following the death of Elizabeth’s father Robert Barnett in 1787. The group brought millstones with them from Virginia. J.C. Moran and Elizabeth Barnett Moran were married in Madison County, KY, in September of 1789 and had ten children. Both J.C. Moran and Elizabeth Barnett Moran are buried at the James Barnett Cemetery (also known as the Silver Creek Cemetery) in Silver Creek. The Barnett Moran’s Mill, a water-powered grist mill, was established on Silver Creek. This mill may have burnt down as early as 1852.

John and Elizabeth Moran’s sixth child, Nathan Montgomery Moran (1803-1874), married Mary Jane Anderson (1821-1877) in May of 1846. N.M. Moran, like his father, was a slave owner. At least two individuals enslaved by N.M. Moran went to Camp Nelson during the Civil War to fight for the Union. Nathan Moran established an estate and farm known as “Stonehedge” (for the wall surrounding the estate) or “Moran Castle” and raised horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and other animals on the expansive land. N.M. and Mary Jane Moran had one child, Hugh Anderson Moran (1849-1886).

Hugh Anderson Moran attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee Universit) and traveled to Europe and the Middle East after graduating. H.A. Moran married Jane (Jennie) Todd Breck (the daughter of Presbyterian minister Robert Levi Breck) in 1878. H.A. Moran was active in Richmond area business affairs before dying in 1886 at the age of thirty-six of tuberculous. H.A. Moran left behind three surviving children: Nathan Montgomery Moran (1878-1952), Robert Breck Moran (1879-1961), and Hugh Anderson Moran (II) (1881-1977).

In October of 1886, the entire “herds and flocks” of short-horn cattle, horses, Shropshire sheep, hogs and other animals of the Stonehedge farm were auctioned off. Later that month, Jennie Moran took her three children to California to join her father and a brother and to escape tuberculosis that had taken, in addition to her husband, the lives of two infant children.

Hugh Anderson Moran (II), in addition to studying and traveling abroad during his childhood, would go on to attend Stanford University graduating in 1905 and was the first athlete (track) to receive the Rhodes Scholarship and first Rhodes Scholar from Stanford to study at Oxford.  Later earning a doctorate in religion from Columbia University and the Union Theological Seminary, Moran was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in 1908. He went on to serve as a Secretary of the International Committee of the Y.M.C.A. in China from 1909 to 1913. From 1916 to 1918, Moran was stationed in Vladivostok, Russia, in charge of prisoner of war relief in Siberia; he also served as the special aide to Senator Elihu Root as part of the Special Diplomatic Mission in Russia in 1917. Moran then worked with the Cornell University Christian Association (CUCA) from 1917-1927 and the Cornell United Religious Works (CURW) from 1927-1942. He was also a published author of numerous books. Hugh Moran (II) married Irene May Hornby of California 1911 in Redlands, California. Hugh and Irene Moran had four children: Hugh Anderson III, Irene, Pauline and Jean.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These are the papers of the Moran family of Silver Creek, Madison County, Ky.  Papers include correspondence, writings, legal and historical documents (including land grants, deeds, and slave bills of sale), photographs, and other items. Collection includes materials of various Moran family members, families related to the Moran family, and others from the Madison County area.

Subject/Index Terms

China -- Manchuria
Madison County (Ky.) -- History.
Madison County (Ky.).
Slavery –- Kentucky.
Young Men's Christian associations

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Alternate Extent Statement: 5 cubic feet

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College

Use Restrictions: The materials from Berea College Special Collections and Archives are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes 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 should be fully credited with the source.

Related Materials:

Hugh Anderson Moran Papers, #39-2-972. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. See: https://newcatalog.library.cornell.edu/catalog/3121452#

Hugh Anderson Moran Papers. Hoover Institution Library, Stanford University. See: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf8870064w/

Hugh A. Moran Papers, WLU-Coll-0005. Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives. See: https://www.archivesspace.wlu.edu/repositories/5/resources/9

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Moran Family Papers, Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: Preliminary processing occurred before 2020. Processing completed 2020 and finding guide created October 2020 by Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist.

Other Note:

Materials in this collection were acquired through auction by the Hutchins Library Berea College Special Collections and Archives in 2005.

Collection Number: BCA 0228 HC 53


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[Series 1: Correspondence, Writings, Documents and Ephemera, n.d.; 1805-1953],
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Series 1: Correspondence, Writings, Documents and Ephemera, n.d.; 1805-1953Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence of and to family members, writings, deeds, court documents, envelopes, and various other materials and items of Moran family members
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence and Writings on the Introduction of Athletics into China, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Moran Family Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Legal Documents and Correspondence, 1830-1840Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Legal Documents and Correspondence, 1841-1850Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Legal Documents and Correspondence, 1851-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Legal Documents and Correspondence, 1861-1870Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Legal Documents and Correspondence, 1861-1870Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Moran Family Correspondence, 1871-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Moran Family Correspondence, 1871-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Moran Family Correspondence, 1881-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Moran Family Correspondence, 1881-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Moran Family Correspondence, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Moran Family Correspondence, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Moran Family Correspondence, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Moran Family Correspondence, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Moran Family Correspondence, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Moran Family Correspondence, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Moran Family Correspondence, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Moran Family Correspondence, 1921-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Moran Family Correspondence, 1921-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Moran Family Correspondence, 1921-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Moran Family Correspondence, 1921-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Moran Family Correspondence, 1921-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Moran Family Correspondence, 1931-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Moran Family Correspondence, 1931-1940Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Moran Family Correspondence, 1931-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Moran Family Correspondence, 1941-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1828 Slave Bill of Sale, 1828Add to your cart.
Sold to John Moran by Robert Dinwiddie of Madison County, Ky. Edee, 18 years old girl for three hundred dollars.
Folder 4: Deeds and Other Documents of N. M. Moran and Hugh A. Moran, Sr., 1833-1864Add to your cart.
Deeds, promissory notes, note of sale of two horses, release of debt, other
Folder 5: Note regarding leather shoes for enslaved, 1859Add to your cart.
Not necessarily Moran family related
Folder 6: Pair of Slave Bills (Lease) for Hire, 1849, 1852Add to your cart.
Not necessarily Moran family related
Folder 7: Documents regarding Land Grants, 1840s-1850sAdd to your cart.
Not necessarily Moran family related
Folder 8: Land Grant and Sale of Land, 1858, 1867Add to your cart.
Due to coming railroad, St. Louis; includes Moran land sale
Folder 9: Hugh Moran Writing and Missive on George Washington, 1860'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Legal Documents and Deed, 1861-1866Add to your cart.
State of Missouri documents, Nathan M. Moran
Folder 11: Letter to "Dear Hugh" from R. N. Moran, Jr., April 30, 1865Add to your cart.
Mentions Lincoln assassination; Envelope addressed to N.M. Moran
Folder 12: Correspondence regarding Arkansas, April 19, 1866Add to your cart.
Post-war Arkansas
Folder 13: Correspondence and Documents regarding Power of Attorney and Office of Collector of Internal Revenue, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence Detailing Kentucky and Plantation Life, 1868Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Mother to Son; Kentucky in 1868
Folder 15: Correspondence of Hugh A. Moran, Sr. to Parents, 1870sAdd to your cart.
Many letters mailed internationally, discussion of family matters and travel
Folder 16: Correspondence of Hugh A. Moran, Sr. to Ella Moran, Jan 7, 1874Add to your cart.
Letter mentions Cassius M. Clay speech dropping out of the Republican Party, "Advised Negroes to stand by people of the South."
Folder 17: Correspondence/Condolence Letter, March 13, 1876Add to your cart.
Regarding death of sister Louisa. "To Sister" (Mrs. N.M. Moran, Elizabeth Ann Barnett); sent from Bentonville, Ark., signed "Your loving sister Kate(?)" includes drawing of headstone
Folder 18: Various Manuscripts, Documents and Print Matter, 1884-1935Add to your cart.
Includes:1935 sermon of Hugh A. Moran (II) at First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, December 22, 1935; children's drawings; other
Folder 19: Moran Family Correspondence, 1882-1897Add to your cart.
Includes: (1) Letter to "Mattie" from Jennie B. Moran from Germany (Nov 20, 1897); (2) March 11, 1882, letter to "Dear Sister Jane (?)" mailed from Berkeley, CA, signed by Matty B. (?); (3) envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie B. Moran, Berkley, stamped Feb 28, 1896; (4)Letter of Percy O. Vaughn to "Cousin Hugh" (Moran, Sr.) (Feb, 12, 1884) regarding loan of money
Folder 20: Moran Family Correspondence and Documents, 1893-1938Add to your cart.
Includes: 1938 letter from Hugh A. Moran (II) to Jennie B. Moran; ledger pages of "Sale of Mrs. H.A. Moran, July 1, 1893;" 1927 Los Angeles Bank ledger pages of Jennie B. Moran; Statements of account of Farmers Bank and agent W.A. Arbuckle for Jennie B. Moran and Moran Family (signed Jan 5, 1917, and March 1916); letter to Attorney General of the State of California from J.B. Moran (March 1, 1900) regarding mortgages and other banking matters; stockholder letters from Commercial Bank of San Luis Obispo (1913-1918, n.d.); 1908 letter to J.B. Moran regarding survey and sale of land in Kentucky; Nathan Moran correspondence (1908-1909); "Account of Ellen Cody's Account" (n.d.);
Folder 21: Moran Family Correspondence, Jan 1906Add to your cart.
1906 letter to Hugh A. Moran (II) regarding his missionary work in China and Asia, about faith, starting a YMCA
Folder 22: Moran Family Correspondence and Documents, 1912, 1918Add to your cart.
Includes: 1912 program for Hankow YMCA Collegiate Tract (Track ?) Meet; 1912 letter from Hugh A. Moran (II) (from Hankow, China) to R. Bob and accompanying sketch of golden duck; 1918 letter to Jennie Brick Moran from James Blythe Anderson (Fort Thomas, Ky)
Folder 23: Moran Family Legal Document, 1850sAdd to your cart.
Naming Moran and Barnett (including Barnett C. Moran and John Barnett) family members, Garrard Circuit Court
Folder 24: 1829 Slave Bill of Sale, 1829Add to your cart.
Signed June 12, 1829; Sale of ten/eleven year old negro girl by name of Mary for sum of two hundred and forty five dollars by Robert Perrin of Garrard County, Ky, to John Moran of Madison, witnessed by Nathan M. Morgan and Franklin Moran
Folder 25: 1832 Deed of Land/Title Bond, 1832Add to your cart.
Signed Jan 5, 1832, for one hundred and forty-nine acres plus in Madison, County. John Moran, R.N. Moran, Allen Anderson, William Morrison, Barbour
Folder 26: 1818 and 1824 Deeds, 1818, 1824Add to your cart.
Nicholas and William Hawkins. Names of Commissioners on 1824 deed: Joseph Barnett, J. Kennedy, William Stone; Madison County Circuit Court
Folder 27: 1821 Kentucky Land Grant, 1821Add to your cart.
Hugh A. Anderson to heir Anderson
Folder 28: 1782 Will of Samuel Bell (1848 copy), 1848Add to your cart.
1848 copy of will, Bell of Lincoln County, Kentucky
Folder 29: Segment of paper, Receipt, April 6, 1850Add to your cart.
Segment of paper "Moran and Hagin" $4.89, other notes
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Writings of Hugh A. Moran II, 1902-1903Add to your cart.
Pieces from English 8 IV, while student at Stanford University, typed and handwritten, professor comments on some pieces, various topics, some topics reflecting life in the South and Kentucky
Folder 2: Writings of Hugh A. Moran II, 1902-1904Add to your cart.
Pieces from English 8 IV, while student at Stanford University, typed and handwritten, professor comments on some pieces, various topics, some topics reflecting life in the South and Kentucky
Folder 3: Various Manuscripts, Documents and Print Matter, n.d.; 1953Add to your cart.
Includes: "Mo SZ MO or The House of the Hidden Stairs: A Melodrama in Four Acts" by Hugh Moran (n.d.); other
Folder 4: Envelopes, 1861-1870Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 5: Envelopes, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 6: Envelopes, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 7: Envelopes, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 8: Envelopes, 1911-1920Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 9: Envelopes, 1921-1930Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Envelopes, 1921-1930Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 2: Envelopes, 1931-1940Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 3: Envelopes, 1940-1950; n.d.Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 4: Envelopes, 1940-1950; n.d.Add to your cart.
Various recipients, US and international mail
Folder 5: Pages from Small Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Handwritten notes
Folder 6: Address Book of H.A. Moran II, 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Address Book of H.A. Moran II, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notebook of Hugh Moran II, c.1907-1908Add to your cart.
"Notes of Hugh Moran" at Conferences and in Preparation for Foreign Service
Folder 9: "The Catalogue for the Magic lantern slides and colored photographs", n.d.Add to your cart.
T. Enami
Folder 10: Memorandum Notebook, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Farmer's National Bank Booklet, Richmond, KY, 1895Add to your cart.
Account booklet for Jennie B. Moran
Folder 12: Madison National Bank Booklet, Richmond, KY, 1893-1895Add to your cart.
Account booklet for Jennie B. Moran
Folder 13: Program: "The Ubernian Princess", n.d.Add to your cart.
The Class of 1912
Folder 14: Small Book: "The Song of Our Syrian Guest", n.d.Add to your cart.
William Allen Knight
Folder 15: Documents found in Wallet, 1856-1871Add to your cart.
Various Moran and Barnett names
Folder 16: Leather Wallet of Addison Moran, 1827Add to your cart.
Handwritten inside: "Addison M. Moran Feb 10, 1827 Madison, Cnty, Ky"
Folder 17: Leather Wallet with Metal Spring LockAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Leather WalletAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Pages of Address BookAdd to your cart.
Typed and handwritten; notes include dates of 1950s-1960s
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1805 Land Grant, 1805Add to your cart.
Land grant between William and Mary Young of Adair County and John Moran, signed June 4, 1805
Folder 2: 1820 Kentucky Land Warrant, 1820Add to your cart.
Kentucky Land-Office Warrant Number 11887 granting James Barnett and John Moran tract or parcel of land in Madison County containing fifty acres, signed by John Adair; 1831 assigning of right of interest in granted land to John Moran by James Barnett
Folder 3: 1814 Land Plot, 1814Add to your cart.
October 16, 1814, Kentucky land plot of William Anderson depicting land and streams, signed by R. Anderson

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