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Emmet Morris papers

Emmet Morris Papers

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Finding aid for the Emmet Morris Papers

MSS.97.02

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Morris, Emmet, 1878-1955
Title: Emmet Morris Papers
Dates: Mid-1600's-1964
Quantity: 2.3 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence, research, and memorabilia of the Emmet Morris family.
Identification: MSS.97.02
Language: English

Arrangement

The files are arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, research, and memorabilia which cover a period from the mid-1600's to 1964.


Biographical Note

Emmet Morris (1878-1955) retired as chairman of the board of Worthen Bank and Trust Company only one year before his death . Born in Missouri, he came to Little Rock in 1908 as cashier for the Mercantile Trust Company. Morris was a co- founder of the Lasker-Morris bank, which was absorbed by W. B. Worthen Company. He became vice president at Worthen, then president, and finally chairman of the board. Morris's community involvement included serving as president of the Community Chest when it was still a new way to raise money for social agencies. He also served as finance chairman and life-long member of the board of the Ada Thompson Memorial Home. Emmet Morris married Jennie Davison in 1901. Mrs. Morris wrote extensively and had poems published in The New York Times and The New York Sun. She also wrote and had published Adam Symes and His Descendants and The Duke-Symes Family, both genealogies of her family. Her interests in genealogy and poetry led her to correspond with a number of people, including Sue Ruffin Tyler, daughter-in-law of President John Tyler. She corresponded also with John Gould Fletcher, who was a distant cousin. Mrs. Morris made gifts to the Little Rock Public Library over a period of years. When she died in 1964, she left the bulk of her estate to the library for the purpose of providing a pleasant working atmosphere for library employees.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Morris family
Morris, Emmet, 1878-1955
Morris, Jennie Davison, ?-1964
Worthen Bank and Trust Company. (Little Rock, Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Emmet Morris Papers, MSS 97-02, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jennie Davison Morris, 1964


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