Joseph M. Morehead papers, 1753-1919 (bulk 1880-1913).

Creator: Morehead, Joseph M. (Joseph Motley), b. 1840.
Collection number: 523
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Abstract: Morehead was a Confederate officer and a lawyer of Greensboro, N.C. Legal and business papers, chiefly 1880-1913, of lawyers Joseph Motley Morehead and James Turner Morehead Jr. (1838-1919) of Guilford County, N.C. Papers include briefs and correspondence with clients and other lawyers. Also, papers concerning the Guilford Battleground Association of which Joseph Morehead was president; family correspondence after 1900 of James Morehead; and antebellum papers of their father. Volumes include records of cases and estate settlements. Few papers pertain to the two men’s careers as Confederate officers and in Reconstruction politics. James Turner Morehead should not be confused with his cousin, James T. Morehead (1840-1908), North Carolina and New York City industrialist.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Image folder¬†P-523/7 ¬†contains a c. 1902 postcard with a drawing of three African American children eating watermelon. Caption reads: “Greetings from the Sunny South.”