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Morgan Family Collection

Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
January 2004


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morgan family
Title: Morgan Family Collection
Dates: 1900-1905
Abstract: Photographs and other items depicting the college lives of Ida Morgan Duggar Herlong and, to a lesser extent, her brother, Lloyd Williamson Morgan. The photographs mostly depicting the life of Ida Morgan at the Florida Agricultural College, the University of Florida, and the Florida State College.
Extent: 0.4 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms Coll. 111
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Ida and Lloyd Morgan were the children of Daniel Lewis Morgan and Ida Riddle Morgan. Lloyd was born in 1880 in Clarke County, Alabama. The Morgans moved to Norwalk, Florida, around 1883 and it was there that Ida was born in 1885. Both Ida and Lloyd attended the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City. Lloyd entered sometime around 1897 and graduated with the class of 1901. Ida Morgan followed her older brother in 1902. She attended college there until the school, renamed the University of Florida in 1903, became an all-male school. Ida and several of her classmates then transferred to the Florida State College at Tallahassee. She left FSC in 1905 without completing her degree.

Both Ida and Lloyd would eventually live in Alabama. Lloyd became a businessman and operated the Morgan Lumber and Manufacturing Company in Selma. He died in 1959. Ida married Llewellyn Ludwig Duggar, M.D. in 1907. Dr. Duggar died in l931, and in 1939 she took a position as housemother for a fraternity at the University of Alabama and, later, at Auburn University. In 1958 she married Sydney Herlong, Sr., and returned to Florida. Herlong had previously been married to Ida's college roommate, Cora Knight. Herlong was also the father of Florida congressman Sydney Herlong, Jr. Ida died in 1970 in Leesburg at the age of 84.


Scope and Content

The Morgan Family Collection contains photographs and other items depicting the college lives of Ida Morgan Duggar Herlong and, to a lesser extent, her brother, Lloyd Williamson Morgan. The collection also includes secondary sources on the Morgan Family. The photographs mostly depicting the life of Ida Morgan at the Florida Agricultural College, the University of Florida, and the Florida State College. There are also three photographs of Lloyd Morgan when he attended FAC. Other items include a sterling UF pennant lapel pin, two letters written to Ida Morgan when she was a FAC student, a textbook owned by Lloyd Morgan, and family and biographical material.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Morgan Family Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The collection is the gift of Helen Kathryn Duggar Conwell, M. D., and Mary Morgan Duggar Toulmin. The silver pin was donated to the University of Florida Archives by Richard V. Gelder.


Contents List

Miscellany

One sterling silver pin with U of F inscribed on a pennant of blue and burnt orange. (Item 2003.3.1 in the University of Florida Artifact Collection.)
One small drinking glass inscribed FSC 23 FU 0 in gold lettering on garnet colored glass. The glass commemorates Florida State College's football victory over the University of Florida in 1904. (Item 2003.3.2 in the University of Florida Artifact Collection.)
A letter (Oct. 2, 1903) on pale green paper addressed to Miss Ida Morgan. The sender writes asking her for a date.
A letter on cream color paper to Misses Ida Morgan and Shellie (Sheldon) Souter from H.K. Miller of the Dept. of Chemistry at FAC.
An Admission Card for Ida Morgan. The card lists the subjects for which she was registered at college. Initials (in pencil) were beside three of the courses: Farr, HHH (H. Harold Hume), and the third is illegible.
An invitation to attend the graduation of Miss Sheldon Souter from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.
Article, Mr. A. S. Herlong Sr. Dies.
Article, A.S. Herlong, Congressman's father, Dies. Orlando Sentinel 6/24/63
Article from the Selma Times-Journal, Funeral Services For L.W. Morgan Set on Thursday Morning. No date.
Obit, Morgan Rites Held Thursday Morning, Jan. 16, 1959.
Accompanying editorial noting Morgan's contributions to the community.
Three photocopy pages of writings by Ida Morgan Duggar giving an account of her education, marriage, and the schooling of her three children.
The Morgan Family, a family history assembled by Mary Morgan Duggar Toulmin.
A textbook used by Lloyd Morgan. Studies in English and American Literature by Albert Raub, 1898. (Item 2003.7 in the University of Florida Artifact Collection.)


Photographs

1. Original photo (7" x 9") on mat board. Twenty-two women in three rows with those in the front row seated. Four of the women wear caps and gowns and the other eighteen are in long dresses. The names of the women are written on the reverse side of the mat. Included in the photo is Mary Murphree, daughter of FSC President Albert A. Murphree.
2. An original photo (6" x 8 1/8") on mat board depicting the freshman class of 1902 at the Florida Agricultural College. A banner reads "Class of 05" but many of the names are listed as freshmen in the 1902 FAC catalog. Included in the photo is Sidney Herlong, Sr.
3. A photograph (5/8" x 8 3/8") on mat board showing thirty students at the Florida State College in Tallahassee.
4. An original print (10" x 7") on mat board. The Florida Agricultural College class of 1901 is pictured. The tallest man (back row) is Lloyd W. Morgan.
5. Print (7 3/4" x 9 1/2") on mat board. The freshmen class of 1903 at FAC is shown. This photo is identical to one in the Karl Bardin Collection. The people are identified in the Bardin photo.
6. An original print (6" x 7 7/8") on mat board. Pictured are ten women nine of whom wear uniforms. Ida Morgan is pictured without a uniform. A basketball to the left front has printed on it, "F.S.C. 1904".
7. Print (4 1/2" x 6 1/2") on mat depicting the women's basketball team of UF in 1903. Ida Morgan is on the right.
8. 6" x 8" print on mat. Inscribed "Girls of 1905" on the back, the photo shows eight women at the Florida State College standing with hands placed on the shoulders of the woman in front of them. Some of the women are identified and include Ida Morgan, Nell Pattillo, Cora Knight, and Ruby Diamond.
9. 5" x 6 1/2" print on mat. Four women in the same room as #14 having an indoor picnic. Ida Morgan is on the right.
10. Group of FAC students taken at Falling Waters Creek outside Lake City. The photo is dated March 28, 1903. There are two prints for this image. One is 5" x 6 1/2" on mat. The other is a crinkled paper print with the individuals identified in Ida Morgan's hand on the back.
11. 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" print on mat. Three people, two men and Ida Morgan, sitting in front of a sign that reads "55". This may have been a field marker for a football field when football fields were 110 yards long. Location is unknown. The men wear beanies.
12. Small 2 1/2" oval photo of three women. Ethel Warren and Ida Morgan are identified. The date is 1903.
13. 8" x 10" glossy print of Cora Knight Herlong and A. Sydney Herlong Sr. celebrating their 50th Anniversary and Mary Alice Herlong with A. Sydney Herlong, Jr. celebrating their 25th Anniversary.
14. A 4" x 6" print on mat board. Ida Morgan and a friend are seated on a sofa in a room. There are photos on the walls as well as around the mirror and on the dresser. There is also a 1903 calendar from a Lake City pharmacist on the wall.
15. An original print (4 5/8" x 6 3/8") on mat board. Twenty-six men in cadet uniforms are posed in front of a tree on the FAC campus. College Hall is in the background to the right. This photo also appears in the Karl Bardin Collection.
16. A print (4" x 6") on mat board showing sixteen people (3 women, 13 men) grouped in and around some agricultural equipment. Horace Stockbridge, the horticultural professor, is standing to the right holding his hat.
17. A print (7" x 5") on mat board of six women. Three are seated on the floor and the other three are behind them. There is no identification but several appear in other photos that are identified as FAC students.
18. A photo in an oval shape on mat board of a man in a cadet uniform. The name on the reverse side of the mat is R.W. Humphreys from Lincolnton, Georgia. Also written on the back is "the first boy I ever loved".
19. An original print (3" x 5") on mat board showing twenty young men seated on the steps of a porch. All except for two wear cadet uniforms. Lloyd W. Morgan is in the center front.
20. A small oval photo (2 5/8" H) shows two men in cadet uniforms with a stuffed alligator. One of the men is seated on the alligator and both hold onto reins in the alligator's jaws. The letters FSC appear on the collar of one uniform. However, this may not refer to Florida State College but, rather, FAC when it was also known as the Florida State Agricultural College. Other FAC uniforms from the late 1890s also display this acronym. (See, for example, cadet uniforms in the Edward Powers Collection.)
21. A small oval shaped photo (3 1/2" H) of a young man (head view) in a cadet jacket. Identification on back is too faint to read.
22. A small oval print (3 1/2" H) of a young man (head view) in a jacket and tie. The photo is identified as James S. Dickinson, Lake City, Bus. Class. "B" ? FAC 1902
23. An oval print (5" H) on mat board of a unidentified young man in a cadet jacket (head view).
24. A small oval print (3 1/2" H) on mat board of a young man wearing a jacket and tie. The photo is identified as Roy E. Chalmers, June 1903, Lake City.
25. A small oval print (3 1/8" H) on mat board of four young women. The image is very faded. On the reverse side is written "To Ida from the Bard girls". The "Bard girls" were the daughters of Colonel Robert W. Bard of Norwalk and close friends of Ida Morgan.
26. A print (4" x 5") on mat board showing a house. In the foreground two women are seated on a bench. The woman to the left holds a guitar and the one to the right holds a banjo. In the background a third woman is seated on the side of the porch. Written on the reverse side of the mat is, "the Bard residence and three of the girls".
27. Small photo of female student at FAC.
28. Small photo of female student at FAC.
29. Small photo of female student at FAC.
30. Small photo of female student at FAC.
31. Small photo of female student at FAC.
32. Small photo of female student at FAC.
33. Small photo of female student at FAC.
34. Small photo of female student at FAC.
35. A print (5" x 3") affixed to gray paper of St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee.
36. A print (5 1/2" x 3") of a young woman standing in front of some palms. The photo is attached to the other side of photo 35. The location and date is unknown.
37. A photo (5 7/16" x 3") of the Post Office in Tallahassee that later served as the Tallahassee City Hall.
38. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
39. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
40. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
41. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
42. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
43. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
44. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
45. Small photo (1 1/2" x 1") of FAC students in a keepsake attached with satin cord.
46. An original print (4 3/4" x 6 1/2") on mat board. Twelve women are in the woods having a picnic. A picnic basket is in the background. Ida Morgan stands to the right with her right arm outstretched as if to give a toast. One woman wears a beanie with the letters FAC and another a beret with the Greek letters Beta Theta Pi.
47. Digital image derived from a copy negative of an earlier print of Lloyd Morgan and eleven other FAC students piled into a bunk bed. Two students are wearing football gear.



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