Henry Harrisse papers

Collection Data

Description
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.
Names
Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910 (Creator)
Howell, E. V. (Edward Vernon), 1872-1931 (Contributor)
Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922 (Contributor)
Wright, James Osborne, d. 1920 (Contributor)
Stevens, Henry, 1819-1886 (Contributor)
Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889 (Contributor)
Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937 (Contributor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1853 - 1924
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1334
Topics
America -- Bibliography
America -- Discovery and exploration
Bibliographers
Historians
Lawyers
Law -- France
Columbus, Christopher
Genres
Manuscripts
writings
Correspondence
Photographs
Documents
Notes
Biographical/historical: Henry Harrisse (1829-1910) was a lawyer, bibliographer and historian who specialized in the American explorations of Columbus and others.
Physical Description
Extent: 5 linear feet (8 boxes, 13 v.)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11848407
MSS Unit ID: 1334
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1334
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 91f65450-3da7-0135-1e2a-0dd8b0851ef9
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