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Moran Family Papers

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Correspondence, Writings, Documents and Ephemera

Photographs



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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from non-family to Moran family members; writings of family members (primarily by Hugh A. Moran II); legal and historical documents of the Moran and related familes; envelopes of various correspondence with interesting US and international stamps and markings, and; bank books, phone books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],
[Series 2: Photographs, n.d.; c.1900-1920s],
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Series 2: Photographs, n.d.; c.1900-1920sAdd to your cart.
Photographs include: 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 :
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Moran Family Photographs, c.1900-1910, otherAdd to your cart.
Group of 80 snapshot photographs of the Moran family in various scenes and places. Prints and negatives, some photographs identified
Folder 2: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1900-1910Add to your cart.
Young African American around outdoor stove, Kentucky; print and negative
Folder 3: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, n.d.Add to your cart.
Redland Indians; prints and negatives
Folder 4: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1900-1910Add to your cart.
China, YMCA missionary work: rural and urban areas, people; prints and negatives
Folder 5: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1900-1910, otherAdd to your cart.
China, YMCA: Sports in China, volleyball, track and field, and balancing; prints and negatives
Folder 6: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1905Add to your cart.
China, YMCA missionary work: Hugh Moran with two others on way to China, Manchuria: YMCA outpost (2 men working, family with three children, man standing by container), woman and child (negative only); prints and glass plate negatives
Folder 7: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1905Add to your cart.
China, YMCA Manchuria outpost: "Bringing tennis to Manchuria;" prints and negatives
Folder 8: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1905Add to your cart.
China, YMCA Manchuria outpost: high jumping and track in Manchuria; prints and negatives
Folder 9: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1900-1910Add to your cart.
Europe, sites visited; prints and negatives
Folder 10: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1910Add to your cart.
Early and rural California; prints and negatives
Folder 11: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1912Add to your cart.
California, Parade of Roses; prints and negatives
Folder 12: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, n.d.Add to your cart.
Various photographs from the United States: Cornell, dinner table, bear, golf, women/ladies rowing, Christmas tree and decorations, others; prints and negatives
Folder 13: Photographs taken by H.A. Moran II, c.1920sAdd to your cart.
Plane landing one water
Folder 14: "Irene Moran in a Play", c.1900Add to your cart.
Play: "Lo No or the House of the Phantom Stairs." On postcard, information about play written on back; Gilbert de Cleraq Photographer, Ithaca, NY

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