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Subseries 1.4
Correspondence and papers of the Harris family, 1866-1919
Box 7; MF5

Scope and Content Note

Letters of the Harris children to and from other persons than their father, a letter and composition books of Esther LaRose, and telegrams received by the family at Harris's death are found in this subseries. Composition books and scrapbooks of Esther LaRose date from her days as a student at St. Hyacinth's Academy in Canada (1866-1872). The last pages of the scrapbook contain a poem Harris wrote entitled "A Song in the Night," which was dedicated "To Essie." There is also a letter she wrote to a Catholic bishop about the need for a church at West End. One folder of letters to Julian concerns the publication of a comic book based on Uncle Remus tales and attempts to trademark the Uncle Remus name. Mildred's and Lillians's papers contain letters from family members, Lillian's Valedictorian address, and a report card of Mildred's. Letters from Joel Chandler Harris, Jr. to Esther LaRose Harris date from 1918-1919 when Harris was serving with the Emory Army unit in Paris during World War I.

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 Letters of the Harris children to and from other persons than their father, a letter and composition books of Esther LaRose, and telegrams received by the family at Harris's death are found in this subseries. Composition books and scrapbooks of Esther LaRose date from her days as a student at St. Hyacinth's Academy in Canada (1866-1872). The last pages of the scrapbook contain a poem Harris wrote entitled "A Song in the Night," which was dedicated "To Essie." There is also a letter she wrote to a Catholic bishop about the need for a church at West End. One folder of letters to Julian concerns the publication of a comic book based on Uncle Remus tales and attempts to trademark the Uncle Remus name. Mildred's and Lillians's papers contain letters from family members, Lillian's Valedictorian address, and a report card of Mildred's. Letters from Joel Chandler Harris, Jr. to Esther LaRose Harris date from 1918-1919 when Harris was serving with the Emory Army unit in Paris during World War I.
Microfilm copy [see content details below]
Box Folder Content
MF5 Correspondence and papers of the Harris family, Box 7
Correspondence and papers of the Harris family
7 1 Telegrams on the death of Joel Chandler Harris (July 1908)
7 2 Telegrams on the death of Joel Chandler Harris (July 1908)
7 3 Telegrams and letters on the death of Joel Chandler Harris (July 1908)
7 4 Esther LaRose Harris (2 letters-not dated)
7 5 Esther LaRose Harris scrapbook, 1870-1872
7 6 Esther LaRose Harris composition books, 1866-1868
7 7 Esther LaRose Harris composition books, 1866-1868
7 8 Julian LaRose Harris (13 letters, 1906-1907, 1910)
7 9 Mildred and Lillian Harris - letters and school papers (12 items, 1895-1909)
7 10 Joel Chandler Harris Jr. to Esther LaRose Harris (14 items, March-September 1918)
7 11 Joel Chandler Harris Jr. to Esther LaRose Harris (12 items, November-December 1918)
7 12 Joel Chandler Harris Jr. to Esther LaRose Harris (7 items, 1919, 1936, and not dated)
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