The John and Amelia Harris Family fonds

Eldon House 1897Final finding aids have not been completed for all sous-fonds. In the interest of making the material available, draft finding aids for sous-fonds 1 and 2 and a final finding aid for sous-fonds 3 are below. Work on sous-fonds 4, Robin Harris papers, is ongoing.

Digitized Content


Diaries of Amelia Harris:

  • 1857-1860
  • 1860-1866
  • 1866-1877
  • 1877-1880
  • 1880-1882

Travel Diaries of Milly Harris:

  • 1893 England
  • 1893 Norway
  • 1895 Austria, England, Ireland
  • 1897-1898 Japan, 1898 Jeypore, Burma, Cairo
  • 1898 Greece, Palestine, Syria, Constantinople
  • 1898-1899 Canada. 1900-1901 Italy, England, Naples
  • 1900-1901 Egypt
  • 1900-1903 Canada
  • 1903 France, Tunisia, Algeria, Spain
  • 1909 Mexico, California, New Orleans

Travel Diary of Lucy Harris

  • 1897 Japan

Digitized Photographic Albums

Amelia Ryerse Harris

Correspondence List by Item

The former Series 2: Correspondence from Harris Family Members, Series 3: Correspondence to Harris Family Members, and the Supplement have been integrated to one correspondence series. The series appears under sous-fonds 1: Harris Family Papers, Series 1: Correspondence. The list below includes old and new box numbers. The order replicates the order of the previous series.

Note: Dr. Robin Harris wrote a book based on the diaries of several of the Harris women. In working on the book, he borrowed correspondence from the original donation. Most was returned at the same time as the 1996 or 1997 donations. These items were integrated with the contents of the later donations to document their use. The note: "RH missing" refers to these items. The note: "RH returned" refers to items that were returned and placed back in their original locations before the later donations. Other items are listed as "not in file" or "file not in box", these may have be located elsewhere in the records or in the later donations.

John Harris

The Harris Family fonds Virtual Exhibit