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Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948
Correspondence, speeches, articles, notebooks in shorthand, legal papers, financial records, scrapbooks, memorials, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers documenting Harrison's life and career including his service as U.S. senator from Indiana and as president of the United States. Also reflects his work as reporter for the Indiana Supreme Court and Civil War service as brigadier general of the 70th Indiana Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army. Subjects include the 1888 presidential campaign and Republican National Convention, Chicago, Illinois; the Venezuela boundary dispute; issues pertaining to the U.S. postal service and to civil service reform and pensions; Indiana state politics; Harrison's Indianapolis law practice; and family affairs especially his relationship with his first wife, Caroline "Carrie" Lavinia Scott Harrison. Correspondents include William B. Allison, Wharton Barker, James Gillespie Blaine, Andrew Carnegie, Schuyler Colfax, Stephen B. Elkins, James A. Garfield, Marcus Alonzo Hanna, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, Louis T. Michener, William H.H. Miller, John W. Noble, Redfield Proctor, Matthew Stanley Quay, Whitelaw Reid, Clement Studebaker, Benjamin F. Tracy, Lew Wallace, and John Wanamaker. Other individuals represented include law partners, William P. Fishback and William Wallace, Harrison's private secretary E. Frank Tibbott, and White House stenographer Alice Belle Sanger.
Contributor Names
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
Subject Headings
-  Allison, William B.--(William Boyd),--1829-1908--Correspondence
-  Barker, Wharton,--1846-1921--Correspondence
-  Blaine, James Gillespie,--1830-1893--Correspondence
-  Carnegie, Andrew,--1835-1919--Correspondence
-  Colfax, Schuyler,--1823-1885--Correspondence
-  Elkins, Stephen B.--(Stephen Benton),--1841-1911--Correspondence
-  Fishback, William P.--(William Pinckney)
-  Garfield, James A.--(James Abram),--1831-1881--Correspondence
-  Hanna, Marcus Alonzo,--1837-1904--Correspondence
-  Harrison, Caroline Lavinia Scott,--1832-1892
-  Hayes, Rutherford B.,--1822-1893--Correspondence
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Correspondence
-  Michener, Louis T.--(Louis Theodore),--1848-1928--Correspondence
-  Miller, William H. H.--(William Henry Harrison),--1840-1917--Correspondence
-  Noble, John W.--(John Willcock),--1831-1912--Correspondence
-  Proctor, Redfield,--1831-1908--Correspondence
-  Quay, Matthew Stanley,--1833-1904--Correspondence
-  Reid, Whitelaw,--1837-1912--Correspondence
-  Sanger, Alice Belle,--1864-1941
-  Studebaker, Clement,--1831-1901--Correspondence
-  Tibbott, E. Frank--(Private secretary)
-  Tracy, Benjamin F.--(Benjamin Franklin),--1830-1915--Correspondence
-  Wallace, Lew,--1827-1905--Correspondence
-  Wallace, William,--1825-1891
-  Wanamaker, John,--1838-1922--Correspondence
-  Harrison family
-  Indiana.--Supreme Court
-  United States.--Army.--Indiana Infantry Regiment, 70th (1862-1865)
-  United States.--Congress.--Senate
-  Republican National Convention--(9th :--1888 :--Chicago, Ill.)
-  Civil service reform--United States
-  Political campaigns--United States
-  Postal service--United States
-  Practice of law--Indiana--Indianapolis
-  Presidents--United States--Election--1888
-  British Guiana--Boundaries--Venezuela
-  Indiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  Indiana--Politics and government
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  United States--Officials and employees--Pensions
-  United States--Politics and government--1865-1900
-  United States--Politics and government--1889-1893
-  Venezuela--Boundaries--British Guiana
-  Arranged in twenty-two series. Series 1: General Correspondence and Related Material, 1787-1912; Series 2: Additional Correspondence and Related Items, 1853-1909; Series 3: Letter Press Copy Book, 1880-1892; Series 4: Telegrams, 1888-1889; Series 5: Social, 1889-1897; Series 6: Shorthand Notebooks, 1884-1901; Series 7: Record of Letters Received at the White House, 1889-1893; Series 8: Speeches, 1878-1901; Series 9: Writings, 1895-1897; Series 10: Legal Instruments, 1852-1898; Series 11: Legal Cases and Firm Letter Press Copy Books, 1855-1900; Series 12: Financial, 1836-1900; Series 13: Venezuela Boundary Dispute, 1895-1899; Series 14: Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1814-1901; Series 15: Volwiler Collection of Harrisoniana, 1864-1938; Series 16: Scrapbooks, 1853-1908; Series 17: Certificates, Memorials, and Printed Invitations, 1882-1896; Series 18: Pamphlets, 1840-1916; Series 19: Photographs and Drawings, 1889-1892; Series 20: Miscellaneous Printed Matter, 1840-1910; Series 21: Additions, 1780-1948; and Series 22: Oversize, 1881-1901.
-  Benjamin Harrison papers at the Library of Congress available, in part, through the Library of Congress Web site at
-  Microfilm edition of Series 1-16 available, no. 12,314.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service.
-  In part, transcripts and photocopies. [Place of reproduction and transcription not identified].
-  Gift and deposit converted to gift, Mary Lord Harrison and Mary Harrison McKee, 1916-1947.
-  Other gift, reproductions, transfer, and purchase, 1901-2016.
-  Map transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
-  Photographs and other visual and graphic materials transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
-  President of the United States, U.S. senator from Indiana, and U.S. Army officer.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
-  Index (cataloged in record 64060010) published by the Library of Congress in 1964 available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet at
69,600 items.
925 containers plus 6 oversize.
360 linear feet.
151 microfilm reels.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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