• Creator Names Morton, Sterling, 1885-1961.
  • Title Sterling Morton correspondence with his daughter Suzette [manuscript], 1927-1959.
  • Physical description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
  • Collection summary Correspondence between Suzette Morton Hammill and her father Sterling Morton, mostly written while she was a teenager and young woman studying at The Master's School (Dobb's Ferry, New York), at Vassar College, and in Paris (1927-1943). The collection also includes Sterling Morton's correspondence with Suzette's husband, Lt. Ernest Alfred Hammill, known as Pat, and one memo dated 1959. Letters detail daily events in Lake Forest (Ill.) and family matters. Topics range from finances to family health and hobbies such as horse riding and boating on Lake Michigan.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Sterling Morton held prominent positions in numerous Chicago corporations, including the Morton Salt Company, which was founded by his father, Joy Morton. Suzette Morton married Ernest Alfred Hammill in 1935. She was later Mrs. Victor Zurcher, and later married Eugene A. Davidson.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Mrs. Davidson's son, Victor M. Zurcher (2005.0108.1).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Sterling Morton papers, the Morton family papers, and the Sterling Morton family photograph collection (1980.0136).
  • Names
    • Morton, Sterling, 1885-1961 Archives.
    • Davidson, Suzette Morton, d. 1996 Archives.
    • Morton family.
  • Subjects
    • Families Illinois Chicago.
    • Family corporations Illinois Chicago.
    • Industrialists Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • High school girls 20th century.
    • Philanthropists Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Women philanthropists Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Women college students 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage Lake Forest (Ill.) Social life and customs 20th century.
  • Genre Correspondence. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.