Papers, 1853-1940.

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Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Papers, 1853-1940.

Papers, 1853-1940.

Chiefly letters written by Harrison, his first wife, Caroline Scott Harrison (1832-1892), and his second wife, Mary Lord Harrison (1858-1948). Includes letters from Harrison to his wife while he was serving as an officer in the Union Army in Tennessee and Georgia, and while he was president; letters (1895-1897) to Edward Bok concerning articles Harrison was writing for Ladies Home Journal on the nature of the federal government; letters to family members, including his cousin, Margaret Peltz, of St. Louis, Mo., and his son, Russell B. Harrison; Civil War military papers and correspondence; legal documents pertaining to the early years (1853-1866) of Harrison's law practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; and other letters relating to Indiana and national politics, Indianapolis, and family matters. Correspondents include Benjamin H. Brewster, Noble C. Butler, Person Colby Cheney, Schuyler Colfax, James A. Garfield, George W. Lasher, Louis T. Michener, Oliver P. Morton, Lazarus Noble, Godlove Orth, Robert S. Taylor, Richard W. Thompson, Harriet Taylor Upton, John Wanamaker, and William A. Woods.

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Harrison, Mary Lord, 1858-1948

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Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Brewster, Benjamin Harris, 1816-1888

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Michener, Louis T. (Louis Theodore), 1848-1928

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Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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Lasher, George William, 1831-1920

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Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922

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Noble, Lazarus, approximately 1826-1879

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Paddock, Algernon Sidney, 1830-1897

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Orth, Godlove S. (Godlove Stein), 1817-1882

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Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900

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Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877

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Harrison, Russell B. (Russell Benjamin), 1854-1936

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The son of President Benjamin Harrison, Harrison was a businessman, politician, and lawyer. A native of Ohio, Harrison moved to Montana in 1878, where he ran the U.S. Assay Office; invested in land, railroads, cattle, and mining enterprises; and bought the HELENA DAILY JOURNAL in 1890. During his father's presidency he was involved in a libel suit brought by John Schuyler Crosby. After serving in the Spanish-American War, he settled in Indianapolis, practiced law, and served in the Indiana House...

Butler, Noble Chase, 1844-1933

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Cheney, Person Colby, 1828-1901

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Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930

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Editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal. From the description of Correspondence with Franklin Baldwin Wiley, 1903-1929. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 755907085 Bok was an American author. From the description of Letters, 1893-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81012747 Epithet: American writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x0003b1 ...

Upton, Harriet Taylor

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Harriet Taylor Upton was an Ohio suffragist, one of seven women on, and vice chair of, the Republican Advisory Committee under President Warren G. Harding, 1922. She was auditor and treasurer of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Daughter of Ezra B. Taylor and Harriet Frazer of Ravenna, Ohio, she married George Upton (d. 1923). She published the book, Our early presidents, their wives and children. From the description of Random recollections of Harriet Taylor Upton, c...

Harrison family.

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Peltz, Margaret

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Harrison, Caroline Lavinia Scott, 1832-1892

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Caroline Scott Harrison was a music teacher and wife of the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison. Fascinated by history and preservation, in 1890 she helped found the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) serving as its first President General. The centennial of President Washington’s inauguration heightened the nation’s interest in its heroic past, and in 1890 Caroline Scott Harrison lent her prestige as First Lady to the founding of the National Society of the Daug...

Taylor, Robert S. (Robert Stewart), 1838-1918

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