The E.B. Morgan Collection
Edwin Barber Morgan (May 2, 1806-October 13, 1881) was born in Aurora, New York, the eldest son of Chrisopher and Nancy (Barber) Morgan. He was an entrepreneur and politician; the first president of the Wells Fargo & Co., founder of the United States Express Co., and director of American Express Co. Morgan was elected to the United States House of Representatives from New York and served three terms. In the post-war period, Morgan became active with colleges. Among his many accomplishments, Morgan was a trustee of Cornell University from 1865-74 and founded a college for women, Wells College, with his friend Henry Wells. This collection contains records of business transactions, property investments, personal correspondence, travel diaries and ephemera from the life of E.B. morgan, as well as, his father, Christopher Morgan, and known associates. In addition, the collection has extensive material documenting Morgan's life and pursuits, including travel abroad, military and government service, and his connection with the New York Times.