Thaddeus Mason Harris personal archive
Conditions Governing Access
Extent.86 cubic feet (3 document boxes, 1 flat box, 1 pamphlet binder)
Biographical / Historical
Harris married Mary Dix (1776-1852) in 1795, and they had eight children, including Thaddeus William Harris (1795-1856; Harvard AB 1815; MD 1820), a physician and naturalist who also served as librarian at Harvard from 1831-1856. Thaddeus Mason Harris died on April 3, 1842.
Series in the collection
- Sermons and commonplace books
- Commonplace books
- Letter from William F. Abbot to William Coolidge Lane regarding physical description of Thaddeus Mason Harris copied from his 1810 passport
- Letters from Thaddeus Mason Harris to Jonathan Burr and Thaddeus William Harris
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Sermons and commonplace books received from C.E. Goodspeed in 1929.
- Letters from Thaddeus Mason Harris to Jonathan Burr and Thaddeus William Harris purchased with Ellis Fund in February 1961.
This finding aid was created by Brooke McManus in March 2018.
Titles were assigned by the archivist unless otherwise noted.
Preservation and description of the Thaddeus Mason Harris personal archive were supported by the Colonial North America at Harvard Library Project.
- Abbot, William F. (William Fitzhale), 1853-1922
- Burr, Jonathan, 1757-1842
- Clergy -- Massachusetts
- Commonplace books
- Harris, Thaddeus William, 1795-1856
- Harvard University -- Libraries -- Employees
- Judaism -- Works to 1900
- Lane, William Coolidge, 1859-1931
- Massachusetts -Religion -19th century.
- Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
- Natural history -- 19th century
- Unitarians -- Massachusetts
- Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842. Thaddeus Mason Harris personal archive, 1746-1846: an inventory
- Harvard University Archives
- Description rules
- EAD ID
Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository
Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.
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