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Guide to the George B. Harrison Papers, 1821-1924

Abstract

Lawyer, of Clarke Co., Va.

Correspondence, daybooks, and family, business, and other papers. The bulk of the collection consists of cancelled checks, bills and receipts, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and advertisements. The papers deal with Civil War destruction in Virginia, social life in Virginia after the war, American interest in Cuba (1869-1870), agriculture and land in Florida (1880s), social, political, and economic activities in Clarke Co., the genealogy of the Harrison family, and other matters. Correspondents include Thomas R. Dew and Harry F. Byrd.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Harrison, George B.
Title
George B. Harrison papers 1821-1924
Language of Material
English
Extent
18 Linear Feet, 13,488 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Correspondence, daybooks, and family, business, and other papers. The bulk of the collection consists of cancelled checks, bills and receipts, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and advertisements. Topics include Civil War destruction in Virginia, social life in Virginia after the war, American interest in Cuba (1869-1870), agriculture and land in Florida (1880s), social, political, and economic activities in Clarke Co., the genealogy of the Harrison family, and other matters. Correspondents include Thomas R. Dew and Harry F. Byrd.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

1882-1885
Box 1
undated
Box 2
1877-1881
Box 3
1825-1876
Box 4
1886-1888
Box 5
1889-1896
Box 6
1897-1902
Box 7
1903-1906
Box 8
1907-1908
Box 9
1912-1913
Box 10
1909-1911
Box 11
1914-1915
Box 12
1916-1920
Box 13
1921-1924 and undated
Box 15
1821-1879
Box 2
undated
Box 14
1880-1899
Box 16
1900-1905
Box 17
1906-1910
Box 18
1911-1915
Box 19
1916-1922 and undated
Box 21
1850-1879
Box 14
1880s
Box 20
1910-1919
Box 22
1920-1924 and undated
Box 23
1880s-1899
Box 25
1900-1909
Box 26
1910-1919
Box 27
Miscellany
Box 24
Printed Material
Box 24, 30-31

Volumes Series

(3 boxes)
Volumes

[For locations of volumes F:6443, F:6454, F:6455, F:6456, please consult with a reference archivist.]

Box 28-29, 32

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George B. Harrison Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The George B. Harrison Papers were purchased by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1954.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2008

Accession from 1958 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.