Family papers [microform]. 1812-1926.
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The Manuscript Division was one of several "departments" established in 1897 when the Library of Congress moved from the United States Capitol to a separate building nearby. Its staff of four assumed custody of a collection of twenty-five thousand manuscripts which had accumulated throughout the nineteenth century, chiefly through the purchase in 1867 of Peter Force's collection of Americana, the gift in 1882 of Joseph M. Toner's collection relating to George Washington and American medical hist...
Family members represented include Burton Norvell Harrison, lawyer and private secretary to Jefferson Davis; Samuel Jordan Harrison, merchant; J. B. Harrison, lawyer and newspaper editor; Mrs. Burton Harrison, author; Fairfax Harrison, lawyer and president of the Southern Railway; and Francis B. Harrison, lawyer, U.S. representative from New York, and governor general of the Philippines. From the description of Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926 (bulk 1913-1921). (Unkno...