Harrison family commonplace book
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Harrison family commonplace book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harrison family.
Title: Harrison family commonplace book
Dates: 1868-1911
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1874

Biographical/Historical Note

The Harrison family resided in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a volume written by various members of the Harrison family from 1868 to 1911. This volume mostly contains genealogical information and anecdotes about the Harrison family in Savannah, Georgia as well as related families like the Stites family and Gordon family. Included within this volume is a letter written by Robert E. Lee on 10 August 1862 to Mrs. Ritchie, the grandmother of William Harrison, regarding his service in the Confederate States Army. There are also autographs from various governors from both Georgia and Virginia. Also included are epitaphs of various family members, newspaper clippings, extracts from letters and wills, and sketches of the Harrison family coat of arms.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Coats of arms.
Commonplace books.
Genealogies (histories)
Gordon family.
Harrison family.
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Slites family.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.