Henry Harrisse (1829-1910) was a lawyer, bibliographer and historian who specialized in the American explorations of Columbus and others. He was born in Paris but studied and worked as a lawyer in the U.S. He returned to Paris in 1869 where he set up a law practice representing American clients, continued his scholarly work, and joined French literary circles. His works included many books, pamphlets, articles, and bibliographies on explorations in America. Collection contains manuscripts of Harrisse's writings, correspondence, photographs, and printed materials. Writings include manuscripts and proofs of his historical works, essays and memorials. Correspondence consists of letters concerning Harrisse's research on Columbus, his legal practice, and his library and other bibliographic matters. Also, biographical materials, documents, notes, writings by others, photographs, and clippings.