Guide to the John McLean Harrington Papers, 1760-1922
Correspondence, diary (1860), and other papers, of Harrington and of his father, James Stephens Harrington, state legislator. The correspondence includes information on public education in Guilford and Chatham counties, the Civil War, post-war activities of the Republican Party in North Carolina, and family matters. Includes weather reports for 1869-1870 and 1879-1882.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Harrington, John McLean, 1839-1887.
- John McLean Harrington papers, 1760-1922
- Language of Material
- 7.1 Linear Feet, 972 Items
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Harrington was a teacher, surveyor, clerk, and sheriff, of Harnett Co., N.C.
- Republican Party (N.C.)
- Education -- North Carolina -- Chatham County.
- Education -- North Carolina -- Guilford County.
- Meteorology -- North Carolina -- Observations.
- Teachers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence.
- North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Harrington, James Stephens.
Harrington published two handwritten newspapers during his career--The Young American (Jan.-Dec. 1858) and The Nation (April-Sept. 1858). Some of these newspapers form a part of his collection at Duke, while others are located in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Typewritten transcriptions of the surviving issues have been prepared by Cambell University Libraries and are available at: http://www.lib.campbell.edu/harrington_papers/
[Identification of item], John McLean Harrington Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The John McLean Harrington Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library between 1935-1950.
Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, December 2010
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2010
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.