Thaddeus Mason Harris letter
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Thaddeus Mason Harris letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842.
Title: Thaddeus Mason Harris letter
Dates: 1834
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0369

Biographical/Historical Note

Thaddeus Mason Harris, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard University and was the University's Librarian, 1791-1793. He was one of the first American entomologists. After further study he was ordained a Unitarian Clergyman. From 1837 to his death he was Librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He became an Honorary Member of the Georgia Historical Society in 1939. He was the author of Biographical Memorials of James Oglethorpe (Boston, 1841) and other books and articles.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from Thaddeus Mason Harris to his son, Thaddeus William Harris, regarding his visit to Georgia and family news.

Index Terms

Georgia--Description and travel.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Thaddeus Mason Harris letter, MS 369, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1950.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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