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MS Am 978

Harris, Francis L. Francis L. Harris journals, letters, and other papers, 1840-1867: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 978
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Harris, Francis L.
Title: Francis L. Harris journals, letters, and other papers,
Date(s): 1840-1867.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Journals and letters of Massachusetts native, seaman Francis L. Harris.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Charles H. Taylor (AB 1890); received: 1930 December 29.
Accession materials cataloged as item (15) below.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Francis L. Harris Journals, Letters, and Other Papers, 1840-1867 (MS Am 978). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Francis L. Harris was a Dorchester, Massachusetts native who was a seaman in the U. S. Navy. He was the only volunteer from Massachusetts in the Isaac I Hayes Arctic Expedition towards the North Pole, 1860-1861.


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Scope and Contents

Includes: journal of a voyage in the barque President of Westport, 1846-1847; journal of the U. S. S. Massachusetts (Steamship), 1852-1853; 2 journals during the arctic expedition of Isaac I. Hayes, 1860-1861 on the United States (Schooner); rules and regulations, U.S.S. Daylight (Steamship), 1864-1865; a few letters from Harris to his sister Josephine Tucker; clippings; a citizenship certificate for Harris; a carte-de-visite (card photograph) of Harris at age 16; and other materials.

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