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The Founders of the DVOC
George Spencer Morris

1862 - 1922

The papers of George Spencer Morris are in the Archives at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia

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This page includes facts, links, pictures, specimens, residences, and final resting place.

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George Spencer Morris
From obituary published in Cassina Volume XXV (1922)

Facts about George Spencer Morris

Memberships / Organizations

 

Click Here for the obituary of George Spencer Morris as published in Cassina Volume XXV (1922)


Interesting Links

http://www.schwarzgallery.com/index.php?page=artist&modifier=detail&artist=351

http://www.schwarzgallery.com/index.php?page=painting&modifier=detail&painting=408

http://www.archives.upenn.edu/people/1800s/morris_and_erskine.html

http://www.dvoc.org/CassiniaOnLine/Cassinia65/C65_12_14.pdf


Pictures

From the DVOC's 20th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure


Lydia Ellicott Morris from 1923 Passport Application

 

From the DVOC's 20th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure

 

 


Interesting Specimens Collected by George Spencer Morris
(There are 719 specimens collected by Morris in the collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA)

Bonaparte's Gull
Delaware River below Philadelphia PA 3/31/1890


Red-headed Woodpecker
Cresentville (Philadelphia) PA 11/16/1881


Pine Warbler
Olney (Philadelphia), PA May 1, 1890

 

 

 


Residences

In this image from the 1895 Bromley Map of Philadelphia the Samuel Morris estate is shown. Right the word "Samuel" on the map there is a structure. It is probably George Samuel Morris father's house "Olney".
http://www.philageohistory.org/tiles/viewer/
See also http://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/view-image.cfm/bromley1895-plate47


In this image from the 1910 Bromley Map of Philadelphia the Samuel Morris estate is shown. Near the word "Samuel" on the map there are two structures. The right hand one is probably George Samuel Morris's house "Birdfield" and the other is probably his father's house "Olney".
http://www.philageohistory.org/tiles/viewer/

 

This is a 2012 map of the area. It is just north of the Roosevelt Blvd and Adams Avenue intersection in northeast Philadelphia.

 


Final Resting Place

George Spencer Morris is buried in section C of the Germantown Friends Meeting Cemetery in Germantown, PA.

 

 

 

 


Sources

Various US Census records

http://www.schwarzgallery.com/index.php?page=artist&modifier=detail&artist=351

http://www.archives.upenn.edu/people/1800s/morris_and_erskine.html

http://www.sketchclub.org/PSC_memOfNote.html#GeoMor