Nebraska Authors

Charles Henry Morrill

Born 1843-07-14 Concord, NH (USA)

The author was the founder of the Morrill yearly geological expeditions from the University of Nebraska. In time, the Morrill expeditions were divided into regional parties, and became known by the name of the parties. The famous Old South Party, memorialized in the writing of Loren Eiseley, was a Morrill expedition. Morrill donated Morrill Hall (popularly known as Elephant Hall) to the University, and supported Erwin Barbour in building the geology and paleontology collections. The town of Morrill, Scottsbluff County, Nebraska, and Morrill County, Nebraska, were named in honor of him.

Places Lived

Stromsburg, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Family History; University of Nebraska Regent; Businessman


Colby Academy, New London, NH


Private secretary to Nebraska Governor A. Nance
President of Lincoln Land Company
University Regent


Commissioner Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair) St. Louis, 1904
Chairman Republican State Central Committee, 1894


The Morrills and Reminiscences. 1918.

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