Henry Harrisse items
- Majority of material found within 1876-1910
- Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.19 Cubic Feet (1 letter half-size document box)
In 1861, Harrisse went to New York city where, in addition to his professional work, he wrote articles for the North American Review and Atlantic Monthly. Harrisse met another scholarly lawyer, Samuel Latham Mitchill [sic] Barlow, and began a study of the sources for the study of Christopher Columbus from books in Barlow's library. In 1866, he published Notes on Columbus followed by Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima. A Description of Works Relating to America Published between the Years 1492 and 1551.
In 1869, Harrisse returned to Paris where he found lucrative legal work, ample time for his scholarly work, and began the acquisition of his extensive library. He formed friendships with other well-known, literary figures including George Sand. He later studied in Spain and produced between 1884 and 1896 several works on Columbus and the discovery of North America. Eventually, Harrisse published over ninety books, monographs, and articles, most of which were related to the history of America in the period of discovery. Henry Harrisse died in Paris in 1910.
Scope and Contents
The collection consists largely of items removed from books in the Harrisse Collection in Special Collections. Henry Harrisse was a noted scholar and bibliophile, and some volumes from his library form part of the collections of The Johns Hopkins University. The items were inserted directly into the books and have been separated to form the manuscript collection. These materials are arranged by the call number of the book from which they were removed. Books in the Harrisse Collection are identified by catalog records which are also included in the manuscript collection. Cards are filed in the Manuscripts Catalog which describe similar items which could not be removed from volumes in the Harrisse Collection.
- Adams, Randolph Greenfield, 1892-1951
- Columbus, Christopher
- Discoveries in geography
- Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
- Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910
- Intellectual life
- McMaster, Richard H.
- Meriwether, Robert Lee, 1890-1958
- Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892
- Sand, George, 1804-1876
- Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, Charles, vicomte de, 1836-1907
- Walter, Albert U.
- clippings (information artifacts)
- notes (documents)
- visiting cards
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
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