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President. Rev. Robert Hall Morrison. Records

Identifier: RG02-01

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an orginial receipt and copies of letters written by Morrison. The letters discuss the hiring of faculty and the election of Morrison as president of Davidson. The receipt is for James Franklin Stimpson's tuition payment.


  • Creation: 1836 - 1839


Biographical / Historical

Robert Hall Morrison, 1798-1889, was the first President of Davidson College serving from 1836 to 1840. A graduate of the University of North Carolina (1818), Morrison was licensed as a Presbyterian minister by the Concord Presbytery in 1820. He was pastor of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church from 1827 until accepting the presidency of Davidson College. During his tenure as president, Morrison also taught mathematics and science courses. He retired in 1840 due to ill health but remained interested in the college, serving on the college's Board of Trustees from 1852 to 1874.


1.00 boxes (1 folder)



Physical Location

Archives Range A Section 2 Shelf 6

Related Materials

See also Single Manuscript Collection DC0225s: Robert Hall Morrison Collection, 1819-1899

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Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository