Papers of Francis B. Harrison [manuscript], 1735-1938.


Harrison, Francis Burton, 1873-1957. Papers of Francis B. Harrison [manuscript], 1735-1938.

Papers of Francis B. Harrison [manuscript], 1735-1938.

The papers consist chiefly of correspondence, clippings, a diary and other items inherited by Francis B. Harrison from his mother, author Constance Cary Harrison, and his father Burton Harrison, secretary to Jefferson Davis and later a New York attorney. These include a copy of a 1735 letter from Colonel William Byrd to Sir John Randolph requesting Williamsburg news; a copy of a 1763 letter from Colonel Wilson Cary to his daugter Elizabeth Fairfax; letters, 1832-34, from John Harrison to Jesse B. Harrison re New Orleans friends; and letters, 1836-1843, from Archibald Cary to family describing trips to the north, mid-west and deep South, business, and the Panic of 1837. Also letters to Constance Cary Harrison (Mrs. Burton) from admirers seeking assistance in genealogy or family history, and letters, 1897-1910, to her editor William H. Rideing on literary matters and the Spanish-American War; and a letter, 1900, from Fairfax Harrison to Burton Harrison on the funeral of John, Lord Fairfax. There are also clippings of pro-Whig editorials, 1836, in the Louisiana Advertiser by J.B. Harrison, and his diary, 1829-30, of a tour of Germany and Italy; clippings of reviews of "Flower de Hundred," articles about Virginia families by Constance Cary Harrison, and a memoir by her re family connections to Monticello.

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