Series 1
Correspondence,1862-1919 bulk 1880-1908
Boxes 1-7; OP1-4; FR 1-3

Scope and Content Note

The series contains letters Harris wrote to his wife and children; correspondence and papers of Harris and his publishers and illustrators; personal correspondence with prominent people and fans of Uncle Remus stories; and letters and manuscript materials of Esther LaRose Harris and the Harris children. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1880 to 1908. Non-correspondence items (related papers) include publishing contracts, copyright notices, illustrations (additional oversized illustrations are in Series 4), and Esther LaRose Harris's childhood composition books. Other correspondence is in Series 4, (materials collected by Julia Collier Harris).

Among the persons whose correspondence with Harris is located in this series are Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Theodore Roosevelt, James Whitcomb Riley, Arthur Burdett Frost, Frederick Church, Walter Hines Page, and S.S. McClure.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four subseries: (1.1) Family correspondence, (1.2) Professional correspondence and papers, (1.3) Personal correspondence, and (1.4) Correspondence and papers of the Harris family.

Finding Aid Note

Index to selected correspondents in Series 1 (Subseries 1.2-1.3) available.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Due to the fragile nature of the originals, researchers are required to use the microfilm copy.

Scope and Content Note The series contains letters Harris wrote to his wife and children; correspondence and papers of Harris and his publishers and illustrators; personal correspondence with prominent people and fans of Uncle Remus stories; and letters and manuscript materials of Esther LaRose Harris and the Harris children. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1880 to 1908. Non-correspondence items (related papers) include publishing contracts, copyright notices, illustrations (additional oversized illustrations are in Series 4), and Esther LaRose Harris's childhood composition books. Other correspondence is in Series 4, (materials collected by Julia Collier Harris). Among the persons whose correspondence with Harris is located in this series are Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Theodore Roosevelt, James Whitcomb Riley, Arthur Burdett Frost, Frederick Church, Walter Hines Page, and S.S. McClure.

Description of Subseries

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