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.

  • Text box: 1 folder: 1
    Inventories of records
    1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 2
    Inventory of records - Arlington County
    1980-10
  • Text box: 1 folder: 3
    Inventory of records - Arlington County
    1980-10
  • Text box: 1 folder: 4
    Fire - General Information - Fire Department and other interesting facts
    1732-1889
  • Text box: 1 folder: 5
    Fire - Alexandria Fire Department History/Alexandria Hose and Engine Company
    1811-1868
  • Text box: 1 folder: 6
    Fire - Sun Fire Company
    1800-1888
  • Text box: 1 folder: 7
    Fire - History of Friendship Fire Company
    1800-1863
  • Text box: 1 folder: 8
    Fire - History of Friendship Fire Company
    1864-1899
  • Text box: 1 folder: 9
    Fire - History of Hydraulion Steam Fire Engine Company
    1827-1903
  • Text box: 1 folder: 10
    Fire - Sanborn maps of Alexandria
    1877-1931
  • Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 11
    Pictures - Police, Masonic Lodge
  • Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 12
    Pictures - Miscellaneous
    1913-1959
  • Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 13
    Pictures - Alexandria City Hall, Market House, Market Square
    1860-1950
  • Text box: 1 folder: 14
    Secondary Sources - published articles
    1869-1880
  • Text box: 1 folder: 15
    Secondary Sources - published articles
    1961-1977
  • Text box: 1 folder: 16
    Secondary Articles
  • Text box: 1 folder: 17
    Secondary Sources - unpublished, Alexandria Plans and Precedents
    1978
  • Text box: 1 folder: 18
    Secondary Sources - unpublished, "Market Square," introduction
    1977
  • Text box: 1 folder: 19
    Notes - Legal
    1800-1933
  • Text box: 1 folder: 20
    Notes - The Charter and Laws of the City of Alexandria
    1878
  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    Notes - Miscellaneous
  • Text box: 1 folder: 22
    Notes - Minutes of Meetings
    1752-1853
  • Text box: 1 folder: 23
    Notes - Arts books
    1813-1853
  • Text box: 1 folder: 24
    Notes - Alexandria Gazette
    1785-1870
  • Text box: 1 folder: 25
    Notes - Alexandria Gazette
    1871-1891
  • Text box: 1 folder: 26
    Notes - Annual financial statements, City of Alexandria
    1822-1922
  • Text box: 1 folder: 27
    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
  • Text box: 1 folder: 28
    Alexandria City Hall Renovation, Exhibit Design Sources
    1981-11-06
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
    • Text box: 1 folder: 29
      National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form - Alexandria City Hall and Market House
      1981-12
    • Text box: 1 folder: 30
      Information on America's City Halls
      1981-05-29
    • Text box: 1 folder: 31
      Historic Structures Report: Alexandria City Hall
      1982-1-18
    • Text box: 1 folder: 32
      Alexandria City Hall Preservation Recommendations
      1981-11-02
    • Text box: 1 folder: 33
      Specifications (First Draft): Alterations and Additions to East and West Wings City Hall Building, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Subseries B: Alexandria Builders
    • Text box: 2 folder: 1
      James McGuire
    • Text box: 2 folder: 2
      William Lovering
    • Text box: 2 folder: 3
      Benjamin Latrobe
    • Text box: 2 folder: 4
      Alexander Lyles
    • Text box: 2 folder: 5
      John Lambdin
    • Text box: 2 folder: 6
      Going Lamphier
    • Text box: 2 folder: 7
      Emmanuel Francis
    • Text box: 2 folder: 8
      Richard Conway
    • Text box: 2 folder: 9
      Adolph Cluss
    • Text box: 2 folder: 10
      Philip Dwyer
    • Text box: 2 folder: 11
      John Carlyle
    • Text box: 2 folder: 12
      Glenn Brown
    • Text box: 2 folder: 13
      John Bogue
    • Text box: 2 folder: 14
      William McKnight
    • Text box: 2 folder: 15
      George L. Seaton
    • Text box: 2 folder: 16
      Robert Mills
    • Text box: 2 folder: 17
      Thomas Tefft
    • Text box: 2 folder: 18
      James Wren
    • Text box: 2 folder: 19
      John Wise
    • Text box: 2 folder: 20
      William F. Vincent
    • Text box: 2 folder: 21
      William Yeaton
    • Text box: 2 folder: 22
      Ammi Young
    • Text box: 2 folder: 23
      B.F. Price
    • Text box: 2 folder: 24
      B.F. Price, Other Buildings
    • Text box: 2 folder: 25
      B.F. Price, Randolph Macon, Washington-Lee Society Rooms [Washington and Franklin Literary Societies].
    • Text box: 2 folder: 26
      B.F. Price, St. Paul's in Haymarket [Va.]
      1884
    • Text box: 2 folder: 27
      William B. Price
  • Subseries C: Alexandria Buildings
    1859-1890
    Scope and Contents

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

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