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.
- Collection Number
- John McLean Harrington papers
- Harrington, John McLean, 1839-1887
- 7.1 Linear Feet, 972 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], John McLean Harrington Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Harrington was a teacher, surveyor, clerk, and sheriff, of Harnett Co., N.C.
Broadside F-281: Election notice! :an election will be held on the second Thursday in November, the 9th day of the month, at the several precincts in the county of Cumberland for the following officers ...
Broadside F-306: A sheet of advertisements prepared by John McLean Harrington and possibly intended to be inserted into one of his publications
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 and are available at Cambell University Libraries.
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Education -- North Carolina -- Chatham County
- Education -- North Carolina -- Guilford County
- Meteorology -- North Carolina -- Observations
- Teachers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence
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