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Francis Burton Harrison Papers, 1873-1957

Francis Burton Harrison Papers, 1873-1957
Mss. 65 H26
1.0 Cubic Feet
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579 items
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1786-1932, collected by Francis Burton Harrison. Chiefly typescripts of letters, 1786-1840, of members of the Harrison family, includes notes for The Harrisons of Skimino.

This group of typescripts, letters, and notes was collected by Francis Burton Harrison for the publication of The Harrisons of Skimino edited by his brother Fairfax Harrison. Box 1 contains typescripts of Harrison family letters and a few original manuscripts. Box 2 includes notes for The Harrisons of Skimino, correspondence between Fairfax and Francis Burton Harrison, material relating to the Gale family and to Pocahontas.

Organization: This collection is organized into series. Series 1 includes typescripts of Harrison family letters; Series 2 includes original manuscripts for The Harrisons of Skimino; Series 3 includes notes on source material for The Harrisons of Skimino; Series 4 includes miscellaneous notes and materials. Arrangement: This collection is arranged in chronological order by date.
Harrison, Francis Burton (1873-1957)
United States--American Authors
Manuscripts (document genre)

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Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Frances B. Harrison.
Gift: 579 items, 12/15/1941, 2/3/1942.
Related Materials

The papers of Fairfax Harrison, who is the brother of Francis Burton Harrison, are also located within Swem Library. These papers, 1736-1945, were produced and collected by Fairfax Harrison, and include his correspondence with individuals and institutions concerning his interest in Virginia History.

Fairfax Harrison Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Fairfax Harrison Papers, 1736- 1945.6,116 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 H25

Related Publications
Harrison, Fairfax, <i>Aris Sonis Focisque, Being A Memoir Of An American Family, The Harrisons Of Skimino, And Particularly Of Jesse Burton Harrison And Burton Norvell Harrison</i>. 1910.Call Number: CS71 .H32 1910
Preferred Citation
Francis Burton Harrison Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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