The Resource Harris and Randolph family letters, 1831-1937

Harris and Randolph family letters, 1831-1937

Label
Harris and Randolph family letters, 1831-1937
Title
Harris and Randolph family letters, 1831-1937
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The John T. Harris Letters, 1841-1899, consist of letters to Harris from his constituents requesting personal favors. Letters from 1860 to 1861 primarily address the issue of Virginia seceding from the Union
  • Harris Family Letters, 1831-1937, consist chiefly of letters among various members of the Harris family, and provide descriptions of family life. However, there are several letters to John T. Harris, Jr., from Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Peyton Randolph Letters, 1846-1884, consist of letters from several college friends and Peyton Randolph's immediate family
  • Randolph Family Letters, 1837-1928, include letters to Peyton and his sisters, Mollie, Nannie and Sue from their mother, Susan Armistead Randolph, correspondence between the siblings, as well as a few miscellaneous items of Peyton Randolph's, including a book of psalms which he carried during the Civil War
Note
Forms part of: John T. Harris papers, 1771-1937. See overall collection record for more comprehensive information.
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Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Harris and Randolph family letters, 1831-1937
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/2025Harris.aspx
Arrangement
SERIES I. Subseries: John T. Harris Letters (1845-1899), Harris Family Letters (1831-1937), Peyton Randolph Letters (1846-1884), Randolph Letters (1837-1928), Peyton Randolph (1844-1865)
Control code
18774133
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
5 Hollinger boxes (43 folders)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Immediate source of acquisition
On deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society (see the Nov. 1985 contract)
Note
For more detailed information on Series II-V, see OCLC records 18793444, 18800175, 18805546, and 18811181, respectively.

Library Locations

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