The Penny C. Morrill Collection Finding Aid MS104

The Penny C. Morrill Collection Finding Aid MS104


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
pwalker@alexlibraryva.org
URL: http://alexlibraryva.org/lhsc

Adam L. Button

Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS104
Title
Penny C. Morrill Collection (MS104)1970-1980
Quantity
1.67 Linear Feet, 5 boxes, 126 folders
source
Morrill, Penny C.
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Penny C. Morrill Collection, MS104, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.


Biographical / Historical

Penny Morrill is a local historian and author. In the 1970s she wrote four books about the architecture of historic Alexandria. In 1979 she was the curator for "Who Built Alexandria? Architects in Alexandria, 1750-1900," an exhibition at Carlyle House that documented the building trades in Old Town Alexandria. Ms. Morrill served as president of the Historic Alexandria Foundation. Additionally, in the 1990s she published several books about 20th century Mexican silversmiths.

Content Description

The collection consists of correspondence, notes, working papers, copies of primary and secondary source materials, clippings, photographs, and minutes relating to Ms. Morrill's research concerning 18th and 19th century architecture in Alexandria.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series, one with subseries, as follows: Series 1: Background Materials Series 2: Who Built Alexandria? Subseries: Background Materials, Alexandria Builders, Alexandria Buildings, General Subjects. Series is organized topically and chronologically, according to the organizational scheme created by Ms. Morrill. Series 3: Historic Alexandria Foundation

Related Material

Historic Alexandria Foundation Collection (MS070), Boxes 1-6.

Separated Material

Four positive prints from Series 2 have been transferred to the Morrill Collection of the photographs collections.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects and housing developers -- United States.
  • Architecture -- Virginia -- Alexandria.
  • Morrill, Penny C.

Container List

Series I: Background Materials, 1782-1981.
Scope and Contents

Includes records inventories, fire company information, reference images, articles, and notes.

  • Inventories of records, 1981. box: 1, Text folder: 1,
  • Inventory of records - Arlington County, 1980-10. box: 1, Text folder: 2,
  • Inventory of records - Arlington County, 1980-10. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
  • Fire - General Information - Fire Department and other interesting facts, 1732-1889. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
  • Fire - Alexandria Fire Department History/Alexandria Hose and Engine Company, 1811-1868. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
  • Fire - Sun Fire Company, 1800-1888. box: 1, Text folder: 6,
  • Fire - History of Friendship Fire Company, 1800-1863. box: 1, Text folder: 7,
  • Fire - History of Friendship Fire Company, 1864-1899. box: 1, Text folder: 8,
  • Fire - History of Hydraulion Steam Fire Engine Company, 1827-1903. box: 1, Text folder: 9,
  • Fire - Sanborn maps of Alexandria, 1877-1931. box: 1, Text folder: 10,
  • Pictures - Police, Masonic Lodge. box: 1, Graphic Materials folder: 11,
  • Pictures - Miscellaneous, 1913-1959. box: 1, Graphic Materials folder: 12,
  • Pictures - Alexandria City Hall, Market House, Market Square, 1860-1950. box: 1, Graphic Materials folder: 13,
  • Secondary Sources - published articles, 1869-1880. box: 1, Text folder: 14,
  • Secondary Sources - published articles, 1961-1977. box: 1, Text folder: 15,
  • Secondary Articles. box: 1, Text folder: 16,
  • Secondary Sources - unpublished, Alexandria Plans and Precedents, 1978. box: 1, Text folder: 17,
  • Secondary Sources - unpublished, "Market Square," introduction, 1977. box: 1, Text folder: 18,
  • Notes - Legal, 1800-1933. box: 1, Text folder: 19,
  • Notes - The Charter and Laws of the City of Alexandria, 1878. box: 1, Text folder: 20,
  • Notes - Miscellaneous. box: 1, Text folder: 21,
  • Notes - Minutes of Meetings, 1752-1853. box: 1, Text folder: 22,
  • Notes - Arts books, 1813-1853. box: 1, Text folder: 23,
  • Notes - Alexandria Gazette, 1785-1870. box: 1, Text folder: 24,
  • Notes - Alexandria Gazette, 1871-1891. box: 1, Text folder: 25,
  • Notes - Annual financial statements, City of Alexandria, 1822-1922. box: 1, Text folder: 26,
  • Early History of the Alexandria Market Square by Penny Morrill; Description of City Hall, Alexandria, Virginia, historical accounty by Penny Morrill, 1981-09-09-1981-12-22. box: 1, Text folder: 27,
  • Alexandria City Hall Renovation, Exhibit Design Sources, 1981-11-06. box: 1, Text folder: 28,
Series II: Who Built Alexandria?.
Scope and Contents

Information on individual architects and builders, as well as selected buildings. Also contains a subject folder (Box 104B, Folder 45) on black construction.

  • Subseries A: Background Materials.
    • National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form - Alexandria City Hall and Market House, 1981-12. box: 1, Text folder: 29,
    • Information on America's City Halls, 1981-05-29. box: 1, Text folder: 30,
    • Historic Structures Report: Alexandria City Hall, 1982-1-18. box: 1, Text folder: 31,
    • Alexandria City Hall Preservation Recommendations, 1981-11-02. box: 1, Text folder: 32,
    • Specifications (First Draft): Alterations and Additions to East and West Wings City Hall Building, Alexandria, Virginia.. box: 1, Text folder: 33,
  • Subseries B: Alexandria Builders.
    • James McGuire. box: 2, Text folder: 1,
    • William Lovering. box: 2, Text folder: 2,
    • Benjamin Latrobe. box: 2, Text folder: 3,
    • Alexander Lyles. box: 2, Text folder: 4,
    • John Lambdin. box: 2, Text folder: 5,
    • Going Lamphier. box: 2, Text folder: 6,
    • Emmanuel Francis. box: 2, Text folder: 7,
    • Richard Conway. box: 2, Text folder: 8,
    • Adolph Cluss. box: 2, Text folder: 9,
    • Philip Dwyer. box: 2, Text folder: 10,
    • John Carlyle. box: 2, Text folder: 11,
    • Glenn Brown. box: 2, Text folder: 12,
    • John Bogue. box: 2, Text folder: 13,
    • William McKnight. box: 2, Text folder: 14,
    • George L. Seaton. box: 2, Text folder: 15,
    • Robert Mills. box: 2, Text folder: 16,
    • Thomas Tefft. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
    • James Wren. box: 2, Text folder: 18,
    • John Wise. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
    • William F. Vincent. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • William Yeaton. box: 2, Text folder: 21,
    • Ammi Young. box: 2, Text folder: 22,
    • B.F. Price. box: 2, Text folder: 23,
    • B.F. Price, Other Buildings. box: 2, Text folder: 24,
    • B.F. Price, Randolph Macon, Washington-Lee Society Rooms [Washington and Franklin Literary Societies].. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
    • B.F. Price, St. Paul's in Haymarket [Va.], 1884. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • William B. Price. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
  • Subseries C: Alexandria Buildings, 1859-1890.
    Scope and Contents

    Files on individual buildings in Alexandria; the majority are associated with B.F. Price.

    • Richard Lloyd House. box: 3, Text folder: 1,
    • French house, 517 S. Washington: B.F. Price.. box: 3, Text folder: 2,
    • St. Paul's Lecture Room, 1859-1860. box: 3, Text folder: 3,
    • Crump House, 381 S. Lee: B.F. Price, 1860. box: 3, Text folder: 4,
    • Olivet Chapel: B.F. Price, 1860. box: 3, Text folder: 5,
    • S.H. Janey and Son: B.F. Price, 1866 or 1879. box: 3, Text folder: 6,
    • French Bookstore: B.F. Price, 1866. box: 3, Text folder: 7,
    • St. Paul's [Restoration]: B.F. Price, 1867. box: 3, Text folder: 8,
    • Market House: B.F. Price, 1869. box: 3, Text folder: 9,
    • Columbus Street Houses: B.F. Price, 1870. box: 3, Text folder: 10,
    • Market Steeple: B.F. Price, 1871-1873. box: 3, Text folder: 11,
    • Corn Exchange: B.F. Price, 1871. box: 3, Text folder: 12,
    • St. Paul's Rectory: B.F. Price, 1871. box: 3, Text folder: 13,
    • Resheill [Risheill] and Hooge - near corner Cameron and Washington on Washington: B.F. Price, 1872. box: 3, Text folder: 14,
    • W.H. Lambert House, 407 Duke: B.F. Price, 1872. box: 3, Text folder: 15,
    • Christ Church Recotry, Marshall House: B.F. Price, 1873. box: 3, Text folder: 16,
    • J.H.D. Smoot House: B.F. Price, 1873. box: 3, Text folder: 17,
    • John Perry House: B.F. Price, 1873. box: 3, Text folder: 18,
    • Thomas Perry House: B.F. Price, 1873. box: 3, Text folder: 19,
    • Peabody School: B.F. Price, 1874. box: 3, Text folder: 20,
    • Building on King: B.F. Price, 1874. box: 3, Text folder: 21,
    • Henry Strauss Shop: B.F. Price, 1876. box: 3, Text folder: 22,
    • Thomas Hoy Shop: B.F. Price, 1877. box: 3, Text folder: 23,
    • McBurney's Grocery: B.F. Price, 1879. box: 3, Text folder: 24,
    • R.C. Acton Shop: B.F. Price, 1879. box: 3, Text folder: 25,
    • Lannon: B.F. Price, 1879. box: 3, Text folder: 26,
    • St. John's Academy: B.F. Price, 1880. box: 3, Text folder: 27,
    • Concordia Hotel: B.F. Price, 1880. box: 3, Text folder: 28,
    • Julian Young [store]: B.F. Price, 1881. box: 3, Text folder: 29,
    • Herbert Bryant House: B.F. Price, 1881-10-11. box: 3, Text folder: 30,
    • Thomas Hoy House, 410 S. Fairfax: B.F. Price, 1882. box: 3, Text folder: 31,
    • Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church: B.F. Price, 1883. box: 3, Text folder: 32,
    • Thomas Hoy house on Washington near Cameron corner: B.F. Price, 1884. box: 3, Text folder: 33,
    • Hydra[u]lion: B.F. Price, 1885. box: 3, Text folder: 34,
    • Houses on Duke: B.F. Price, 1889. box: 3, Text folder: 35,
    • Norton Memorial [Norton Hall, St. Paul's]: Palmer, 1897-1898. box: 3, Text folder: 36,
    • Smoot Houses on King: B.F. Price, 1890. box: 3, Text folder: 37,
    • [Virginia] Stewart [house]: B.F. Price, 1890. box: 3, Text folder: 38,
    • Aspinwall. box: 3, Text folder: 39,
  • Subseries D: General Subjects.
    • Christ Church and St. Mary's: B.F. Price. box: 3, Text folder: 40,
    • Carpenters Union. box: 3, Text folder: 41,
    • Painters, Artists. box: 3, Text folder: 42,
    • Introduction to builders. box: 3, Text folder: 43,
    • Builders. box: 3, Text folder: 44,
    • Black construction. box: 3, Text folder: 45,
    • Sources (general). box: 3, Text folder: 46,
    • Miscellaneous. box: 3, Text folder: 47,
    • Fire companies. box: 3, Text folder: 48,
Series III: Historic Alexandria Foundation, 1984-1989.
  • Antique Show advertisements, Antique Show invitation, stationery, membership brochure, correspondence.. box: 4, Text folder: 1,
  • The Plaque newsletter, 1984-1989. box: 4, Text folder: 2,
  • Alexandria Academy.. box: 4, Text folder: 3,
  • The Alexandria Academy (was bound with source materials).. box: 4, Text folder: 4,
  • Education. box: 4, Text folder: 5,
  • Buchanan, ... engineer's report, July/August 1987. box: 4, Text folder: 6,
Series IV: Photographs.
  • Photos. box: 5, Graphic Materials