Morris County Resdiscovered: historic documents
County history, scanned from documents in the library collections.
1738, County created by Royal Council
1740-1951, incorporation of municipalities
contact Reference for copies of incorporation documents
1752, landowners of Morris County
1752-1771, land sales, Morris County, from Newspaper Abstracts, New Jersey Archives 30,000 acres
1777, letter from John Jacob Faesh, to Col James Abeel
1778, Oct. 3rd, deed, Samuel Drake to Nathan Cooper (see Cooper's Mill, Chester), from the Wm Henry Seward legal files (1778-1922)
1780, Morris County Tax Book A, index
1789, MorrisTown, the song
1790, Howell family letters, to Gabriel and Ezekiel, Hanover Twp
1799, Morris Aqueduct Company 1799-1923: history & finding aid, table of contents
1801-1867, Morris Turnpike Company
1817-1818, bankruptcy of Canfield & Losey and land sales to meet debt.
- Route survey, 1802
- Minute and account books, 1801-1867, manuscript collection MC773, Special Collections, Rutgers University
- 1802-1816, stock purchases and dividends, account book of Thomas Gibbons, Esq
- Gibbons purchases, 1807-1811
- 1807-1809, inspection and licensing
- 1808, complaint against Company, Legislative Council
- 1808, Assembly action re: complaint
- 1810, stock dividend, advertisement, Centinel of Freedom, Feb 20, 1810
- 1811, Stock certificate
- Session laws, 1801-1850
- NJ Supreme Court, State v Morris Turnpike Company, 1818 [bridge repair]
see also, in library, lower court file on this case and (1840) Clark v Morris Tpk Co [trespass]
- Judge Gabriel Ford, stock & bills to Tpk Co.
1818-1820, Chancery case, decision, writ and land sales, debt of Moses Hopping, Weldon Mine, Jefferson Twp
1817-1823, African School, Parsippany
1814, Joseph Morris Lindsley (Lieut.), excerpts from his journal kept while serving in a company of Morristown militia,
at the Jersey shore, War of 1812.
1835, Morris & Essex Railroad, prospectus
1834-1882, Orphans' Court land sale broadsides (120), samples
Indexed by: owners names, towns and year
1895-1896, Dover Daily Journal, obituary index
1881-1929, Morris County Children's Home
"The welfare of the child is our first consideration. A model home is our goal."
1892, MorrisTwp Republican Club campaign songbook
1917-1919, 7th Battery, Morris County, NJ National Guard. Table of contents: contact library for copies.
1900+ Prices in Morris County, from the Daily Record
1925, Morristown & Erie Railroad, timetable No. 48
1930, WPA project, land values of Morris County
1936, 6 x 9, proof copy, vol. 1, no 1, Morristown, Federal Writers Project
1934-1936, Jockey Hollow Wildflower Trail Campbell Keyser, gardener
1930s, Great Depression in Morris, from pages of the Daily Record
10 February 2013
Morris County Library (NJ)