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Collection of Carter Henry Harrison newspaper columns
c. 1888

MSS 308
approximately 1.25 linear feet



Creator:

Unknown

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection

Access points:

Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry), 1825-1893.
Voyages around the world.

Finding aid prepared by:

Emily Hughes Dominick, 2007

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Acquisition Information
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Box List
Related Collections



ACQUISITION INFORMATION

Unknown.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

Carter Henry Harrison was born in Kentucky in 1825. He graduated from Yale College in 1845 and later attended and graduated from the Law Department of Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky. Upon his graduation, he settled in Chicago and worked in real estate. He became involved with politics in 1871 when he was elected a Commissioner of Cook County. In 1874 he was elected Congressman and then in 1879, was chosen as Mayor of Chicago. He served four 2-year terms in this post but was defeated in 1887 by John Roche. The following year, he was a candidate for Governor, but again was defeated. It was at this point in his life that he decided to make a trip around the world. His account of this adventure was published upon his return as a book titled: A Race with the Sun. Harrison was elected to Mayor again in 1893 but was unable to serve out his term as he was assassinated at his home on October 28, 1893 following the closing ceremonies of the World's Columbian Exposition.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collections consists of Carter Henry Harrison's newspaper columns describing his trip around the world between 1888 and 1889. The clippings of the columns are pasted into a scrapbook. The clippings appear to be incomplete as they begin January 3, 1888, in Calcutta, India, and end September 22, 1888, in Christiana, Denmark.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The clippings are arranged chronologically in the scrapbook.

 

BOX LIST

Box 1
      Scrapbook, circa 1888

 

RELATED COLLECTIONS

None known


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