You can learn even more about Marriott C. Morris’s life and work at these other organizations:
The Germantown Historical Society
The Germantown Historical Society holds many items related to the Morris family and the Deshler-Morris House, including nearly 1000 photographs. For examples of the photographs, visit http://germantown.pastperfect-online.com/32512cgi/mweb.exe?request=keyword;keyword=morris;dtype=d.
Image: Marriott C. Morris. Replacement of Germantown Avenue Trolley Tracks, 1894. Collection of the Germantown Historical Society.
Haverford College Special Collections
This repository has numerous collections relating to the Morris family including:
Marriot Morris scrapbook: http://library.haverford.edu/file-id-1343
This collection is comprised of four volumes of Marriott C. Morris’s scrapbooks. The scrapbooks are largely composed of clippings, pamphlets, and brochures related to travel, bicycling, Haverford College, and the history of Philadelphia and Germantown.
Jane Rhoads Morris journal: http://library.haverford.edu/file-id-1201
This collection is composed of a copy of the handwritten journal pages, as well as a typed transcript, of Jane Rhoads Morris’s journal written for her family at home during her trip to Canada during August and September, 1889.
Other relevant collections include:
Morris-Sansom family papers: http://library.haverford.edu/file-id-774
Elliston Morris letterbook: http://library.haverford.edu/file-id-1265
Samuel Morris diary: http://library.haverford.edu/file-id-1203
Samuel Morris letterbooks: http://library.haverford.edu/file-id-1266
Morris-Shinn-Maier family papers: http://library.haverford.edu/file-id-996
Image: Program from Haverford College commencement, Marriott C. Morris scrapbooks.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania:
HSP has more than thirty Morris family-related collections, two of which directly document Marriott C. Morris and are briefly described below.
- Marriott C. Morris collection on cycling, 1839-1937 (bulk 1878-1897) (Collection 3712), 2.6 linear feet. The collection consists of materials that Mr. Morris collected regarding cycling and cycling organizations, including books, booklets, catalogs, serials, newspapers, photographs, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other items. Of note are two photo albums, one scrapbook, and a published book that document an 1890 cycling tour through Europe in which Morris participated along with several other Americans. (Online catalog record: http://discover.hsp.org/Record/ead-3712)
- Morris family papers, 1723-1930 (Collection 2000A), 27 linear feet. These papers include correspondence, accounts, bills and receipts, deeds, surveys, and memoranda. The material is primarily concerned with family estates and lands in Philadelphia, western Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, with some business papers included. The collection is divided into sections by family members, including Luke Wistar Morris, Samuel Buckley Morris, Elliston Perot Morris, and Marriott Canby Morris. The Marriott Canby Morris materials span from 1881 to 1930 and include letterpress books, 1914-1930, related to personal and family property in Philadelphia, Pocono Lake, and Sea Girt, N.J., and various community projects of Germantown where Morris lived; as well as personal accounts, 1881-1897. (Online catalog record: http://discover.hsp.org/Record/marc-160930)
Image: Albumen photograph in Marriott C. Morris’s copy of James E. Wilkinson, Wheel Tracks in Foreign Lands: Recollections of a Cycling Tour Through Europe During the Summer of 1890. Marriott C. Morris collection on cycling, 1839-1937 (bulk 1878-1897) (Collection 3712)
Independence National Historical Park
The Morris Family Papers archival collection at Independence National Historical Park focuses primarily on those family members who were owners and/or occupants of the family home at 5442 Germantown Avenue, now part of the park, and includes some Marriott C. Morris materials. Here is a link to the finding aid: http://www.nps.gov/inde/learn/historyculture/upload/REVISED-Morris-Family-Papers-Finding-Aid.pdf. To see the papers contact the park archivist at 215-597-2069.
Image: “Morris House on Germantown Avenue, June 1886” (print by Marriott Canby Morris, 1893). Morris Family Papers, Photo Box 8, Folder 2. Collections of Independence National Historical Park.
Monmouth County Historical Society
Collection 1005 Marriott C. Morris Photograph Collection is made up of approximately 480 prints (70 of which are panoramic), 130 negatives (120 of which are panoramic), 113 glass plate negatives, a photocopied photo album, and maps, blueprints and documents relating to Morris property in Sea Girt. The photographs document the Morris families at Sea Girt and other Jersey shore locations. There are many photographs of Marriott’s home “Cedar Mer” and his father Elliston’s home “Avocado”, as well as the homes of neighbors and friends. www.monmouthhistory.org.
Image: Marriott C. Morris. Cedar Mer, Sea Girt, NJ. Collection of the Monmouth County Historical Society
Additional genealogical information can be found in the five volume work, The Morris Family of Philadelphia by Robert Charles Moon. Volumes 3 and 4 have been digitized and can be accessed through the links below.
Vol. 3: https://archive.org/details/morrisfamilyofph03moon
Vol. 4: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89069681054;view=thumb;seq=11