Papers of the Harrison family [manuscript] 1720-1960.


Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Papers of the Harrison family [manuscript] 1720-1960.

Papers of the Harrison family [manuscript] 1720-1960.

Correspondence, business papers, and diaries of the Harrison and Meem families. Chiefly concerns Randolph Harrison; his brothers: George Moffett Harrison, Carter Henry Harrison, Edward Carrington Harrison, and William Byrd Harrison; their sisters: Susan Harrison Blane, Rose Harrison Ranson, and Margaret R. Harrison; their father, Henry Harrison and Randolph's wife, Julia Halsey Meem Harrison. From the Meem family those of importance are the builder, J. Lawrence Meem, James Meem, John G. Meem, and Aurelia Halsey Meem. Other correspondents include Richard Henry Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard, friend of Aurelia Halsey Meem, Milton W. Humphreys, FitzHugh Lee, John B. Minor, Rosewell Page, Archibald G. Stuart, Henry St.George Tucker and Jacob Yost. Of interest is a letter, 1841 Aug. 15, Henry Clay, Washington, D.C., to Charles Parrow, Lovingston, Va., concerning the U.S. Congress and the National Bank. Civil War items of interest include documents signed by Judah Benjamin, John Letcher and George W. Randolph, a note from John Bell Hood, and cartes-de-visite of Robert E. Lee. There are typed transcripts of letters from Eliza Jacquelin "Betsy" Ambler to Ann "Nancy" Ambler Fisher. There are also account books, 1890 Feb.-1892 June, of Boude, Pendleton, Meem & Co., Glasgow, Va., and diaries, 1886, 1891-95, 1898-99, 1901-07, of John Gaw Meem.

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