TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of the Harris Family

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1: Bent Family Materials, 1849-1975

Series 2: Gale Family Materials, 1814-1902

Series 3: Harris Family Materials, 1784-1980, bulk 1880-1920

Series 4: Lane Family Materials, 1909-1971

Series 5: MacLean Family Materials, 1883-1964

Series 6: Other Families, Unidentified, and Miscellaneous, 1833-1913

Series 7: Business Records, 1907-1931

Series 8: Photographs, 1850-1944

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Inventory of the Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980, bulk 1880-1940


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Title Harris-MacLean Family Papers
Dates 1784-1980
Dates bulk 1880-1940
Extent 26.1 linear feet (48 boxes, 5 volumes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Abstract Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and MacLean. Collection highlights include courtship letters, daybooks of a New Hampshire physician, whaling ship logs, works and correspondence of sociologist Annie Marion MacLean, and 19th and 20th century photograph albums.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Harris-MacLean
Collection Stack Location 3a 57 5-6

Administrative Information

Cite As

Harris-MacLean Family Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift, Huntington Harris, 1975, with subsequent gifts from Dr. Cynthia O. Harris, Gordon MacLean, Rory MacLean, and other Harris and MacLean family members.

Processed by

History Works staff, 1990s; Alison Hinderliter, 2010-2011.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The Harris-MacLean Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Harris-MacLean Family Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of the Harris Family

Upper class family and relatives based around Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago.

Collection centers around the Harris family, but there are other materials relating to intermarried families, particularly the MacLean and Bent families. The documented Harris family lineage begins with Nathan Wait Harris (b. 1811), who married Charity Emeline Wadsworth, and had children Dwight J. Harris, Flavel W. Harris, Martha Emeline Harris, and Norman Wait (N.W.) Harris. N.W. Harris founded the Harris Trust and Savings Bank and was its president from its founding in 1907 to his death in 1916. N.W. Harris had three wives; the third, Emma Susan Gale Harris, represents the branch of the Gale family in this collection. The two of them had three children: Pearl Emma Harris (who married Haddon MacLean in 1910); Hayden Bartlett Harris (who married Lina Priscilla Small); and Stanley Gale Harris (who married Muriel Bent in 1913). The last, Stanley Gale Harris, also worked for the Harris family bank, from 1912-1963.

See series descriptions for more detailed biographies of the various families.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia of the Harris, Bent, Gale, Lane, and MacLean families.

The Bent family materials center around George P. Bent, Chicago piano retailer and author, and his wife Clara Ames Wingate Bent, whose ancestors were early settlers in Iowa. The collection contains a great deal of genealogical notes and correspondence penned by Clara. The Gale family materials include letters from Edith I. Gale, who died at an early age at a sanatorium, and business records as well as medicinal advertisements from John Greeley Gale, a physician based in Newton, New Hampshire. The Harris family papers include many love and courtship letters, letters describing travel all over the world, family news, memorabilia, and some financial documents. The Lane family materials include letters to her family from Dorothy Bent Lane, who wrote from Poland, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Cairo, and Beirut from the 1920s-1940s. The MacLean papers consist of the writings and other papers of sociologist Annie Marion MacLean, and letters between Murdoch Haddon MacLean and his fiance and later wife, Pearl Emma Harris (MacLean), and also Pearl to her immediate family, especially to her mother, Emma Susan Gale Harris, and her brother, Stanley Gale Harris. Pearl and Murdoch Haddon MacLean married in 1910 and had three sons: Haddon Harris, John Bartlett, and Gordon Gale MacLean. Murdoch MacLean worked for the Harris Trust and Savings Bank, and the family lived in Evanston, Illinois.Other families represented are mostly ancestors of the Bent family, and include Willsie, Wingate, and Abbot family information.

The photographs in this collection are mainly stored in photograph albums, and show the interconnections of the Bent, Harris, and MacLean families; the family's love of animals, pets, and travel; and their senses of humor and love of large family gatherings.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Bent family
  • Bent, Clara Ames Wingate -- Correspondence
  • Bent, George Payne, b. 1854 -- Correspondence
  • Eleanor Association
  • Gales family
  • Harris family
  • Harris N.A.
  • Harris Trust and Savings Bank -- Records and correspondence
  • Harris, Emma Susan Gale -- Correspondence
  • Harris, Muriel Bent -- Correspondence
  • Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916 -- Correspondence
  • Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916 -- Family
  • Harris, Stanley Gale -- Correspondence
  • Hill School (Pottstown, Pa.) -- Students
  • Kirkland, Wallace
  • Lane family
  • Lane, Clayton, 1895- -- Correspondence
  • Lane, Dorothy Bent -- Correspondence
  • MacLean, Annie Marion
  • MacLean, M.H. (Murdoch Haddon), 1872-1954 -- Correspondence
  • MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris -- Correspondence
  • McLean family
  • Union Central Life Insurance Company -- Records and correspondence
  • Yale University -- Students

Subjects

  • Ambrotypes (photographs)
  • Bankers -- Illinois -- Correspondence
  • Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Correspondence
  • Business records -- United States -- 1851-1900
  • Business records -- United States -- 1901-1950
  • Cabinet photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Genealogy
  • College students -- Connecticut -- Correspondence
  • Correspondence -- 1801-1850
  • Correspondence -- 1851-1900
  • Correspondence -- 1901-1950
  • Correspondence -- 1951-2000
  • Daybooks -- New Hampshire -- Newton -- 1801-1850
  • Daybooks -- New Hampshire -- Newton -- 1851-1900
  • Families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Families -- Iowa -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Families -- New Hampshire -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Husband and wife -- United States -- Correspondence
  • Lake Geneva (Wis.)
  • Logbooks
  • Love-letters
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Medicine -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Mothers and sons -- United States -- Correspondence
  • New England -- Genealogy
  • Parent and adult child -- United States -- Correspondence
  • Photograph Albums -- 1851-1900
  • Photograph Albums -- 1901-1950
  • Photographs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1850-1900
  • Photographs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1901-1950
  • Sanatoriums -- United States -- 20th century
  • Tintypes -- 1851-1900
  • Upper class families -- Family relationships
  • Voyages and travels
  • Whaling -- New England -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Women college teachers
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives

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Container List

Series 1: Bent Family Materials, 1849-1975

George Payne Bent was born in Illinois in 1854, the son of George and Mary Priscilla Payne Bent. He married Clara Ames Wingate, who was the daughter of Henry and Charity Emeline Willsie Wingate. George Payne Bent manufactured George P. Bent Pianos (later called Crown Pianos) in Chicago from about 1890 to 1920. The George P. Bent family had a summer home called "The Boulders" in Wisconsin near Lake Geneva, and close to the Harris' summer estate, "Wadsworth Hall." George Payne and Clara Bent had six children: George H. ("Harry"), Charity M., (who died at age 21 of typhoid fever), Muriel (who married Stanley Gale Harris), Dorothy A. (who married Clayton Lane), Charles Matchett, and Barbara B. The Bent family materials contain a great deal of genealogical material, due to Clara's interest in family history and her many applications to genealogical societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of Colonial Wars, etc.
George P. Bent wrote a memoir entitled "Tales of Travel, Life and Love," which contains photographs and genealogical information about the Bent and related families, and about Iowa where the Bent and Wingate families were based. (At Newberry Library, Call Number E 7 .B44625)
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate, to George Payne Bent [husband], 1875-1876, 1928
1 2 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate, to Muriel Bent Harris [daughter], 1928, 1934-1935
1 3 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate, to Muriel Bent Harris [daughter], 1936
1 4 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate, to Muriel Bent Harris [daughter], 1937-1938
1 5 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate, to Dorothy Bent Lane [daughter], 1934
1 6 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate. Incoming, from Cynthia O. Harris [granddaughter], 1927-1931
1 7 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate. Passport and Scrapbook, n.d., 1925
1 8 Bent, Clara Ames Wingate and George Payne Bent. Wedding and anniversary material, 1876, 1926
1 9 Bent, George. Poetry Book/Diary, dedicated by M.P. Paine, 1849-1857
1 10 Bent, George. Knox College Commencement program, 1849
1 11 Bent, George. Will (also letter to Bent from Kate Hawley Hennessey), 1870
1 12 Bent, George Payne, to Clara Ames Wingate Bent [wife], 1873-1908
1 13 Bent, George Payne, to Stanley Gale Harris [son-in-law], 1919
1 14 Bent, George Payne, to Stanley Gale Harris [son-in-law] (mostly financial matters, with related correspondence from others), 1924-1928
1 15 Bent, George Payne, to Dorothy Bent Lane [daughter], 1928-1930
1 16 Bent, George Payne, to parents, 1872
1 17 Bent Family in America (annotated book), 1900
2 18 Bent Family in America (annotated book) - loose items removed, ca. 1894-1964
2 19 Bent Family, miscellaneous materials, ca. 1900-1975
2 20-24 Bent family genealogical notes, n.d.

Series 2: Gale Family Materials, 1814-1902

The Gale family were based in New Hampshire; Emma Susan Gale Harris's grandfather Israel Gale was a descendant of Josiah Bartlett, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. John Greeley Gale, father of Emma Susan Gale Harris, was a physician who sold medicines for all kinds of ailments, particularly "women's illnesses." The collection includes some pamphlets and broadsides advertising these medicines. Emma's sister, Edith Irwina, ironically died in the Highland Spring Sanatorium in Nashua, New Hampshire. There is correspondence to and from Edith in her final year, and some documents related to her stay at the sanitarium. The day books and ledger are purported to be accounts kept by Israel Gale for the town of Newton, New Hampshire; and kept later by his son John Greeley Gale. The whaling logs are unidentified and may or may not be related to the Gale family.
Arranged alphabetically, with large-sized day books, ledgers, and ships' logs at the end.

Box Folder Contents
3 25 Gale, Edith I. [Irwina], to Emma Susan Gale Harris [sister], n.d., 1880-1900
3 26 Gale, Edith I., to Norman Wait Harris [brother-in-law], 1892-1895
3 27 Gale, Edith I. Incoming from Anna (Bartlett) Boynton [cousin], 1899-1900
3 28 Gale, Edith I. Incoming from various cousins and friends, 1902
3 29 Gale, Edith I. Highland Spring Sanatorium information, 1902
3 30 Gale, Hayden. School papers and poetry, ca. 1860s
3 31 Gale, J.G. [John Greeley], to daughters, 1869, 1908
3 32 Gale, J.G., to unknown, 1877
3 33 Gale, J.G. Medicine business documents (SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 1), ca. 1859-1875
3 34 Gale, Susan, to Walter Channing Gale [son] (also from Emma Susan Gale Harris, Walter Channing Gale's sister), n.d., 1870
3 35 Gale, Susan, to Emma Susan Gale Harris [daughter], n.d.
3 36 Gale, Susan, to "Mrs. Sawyer," 1881
3 37 Gale, Walter Channing, to Emma Susan (Gale) Harris [sister], 1893
3 38 Gale family correspondence, multiple writers and recipients, n.d., 1856-1881
3 39 Gale family correspondence, unidentified or miscellaneous, n.d., 1861-1899
3 40 Gale family, incoming from Abby ____ [sister of Susan Gale), 1864-1866
3 41 Gale family, miscellaneous materials, 1821-1902
3 42-44 Gale family genealogy notes, n.d.
4 -- Gale family, Day Book, Jun. 22, 1814-Aug. 11, 1820
5 45 Gale family, Day Book of Israel Gale (SEE OVERSIZE BOX 1), Aug. 10, 1820-Feb. 9, 1825
5 46 Gale family, Day Book of Israel Gale (SEE OVERSIZE BOX 1), Feb. 10, 1825-Sept. 19, 1828
5 47 Gale family, "Day Book #1", Jan. 7, 1837-Sept. 28, 1842
5 48 Gale family, "Day Book #2", Sept. 29, 1842-Sept. 13, 1847
5 49 Gale family, "Day Book #3", Sept. 13, 1847-Jan. 1, 1850
5 50 Gale family, "Day Book #4", Jan. 2, 1850-May 13, 1953
5 51 Gale family, "Day Book #5", May 14, 1853-Jul. 1, 1855
5 52 Gale family, "Day Book #6", Jul. 2, 1855-Dec. 31, 1857
6 53 Gale family, [Day Book #7], Jan. 1, 1858-May 31, 1860
6 54 Gale family, [Day Book #8], Oct. 15, 1862-Jun. 12, 1864
6 55 Gale family, [Day Book #9], Jun. 13, 1864-Feb. 8, 1867
6 56 Gale family, [Day Book #10], Feb. 9, 1867-Sept. 23, 1869
6 57 Gale family, [Day Book #11], Sept. 24, 1869-Oct. 23, 1871
6 58 Gale family, [Day Book #12], Sept. 17, 1873-Apr. 23, 1876
7 59 Leger [sic] (possibly Israel Gale's), ca. 1820s
7 60 Log: "The Pacific Ocean on a whaling voyage" - whaling ship George S. Susan, Oct. 3, 1833-Jun. 1, 1837
7 61 Log: Ships’ log kept by A.F. Holdsworth, Midshipman. H.M.S. Rodney, Dec. 11, 1851-Jan. 13, 1852; H.M.S. Victory, Mar. 29, 1854-Jun. 21, 1854; H.M.S. Duke of Wellington, Jun. 22, 1854-; H.M.S. Imperieuse [sic] Seiguns, Jun. 26, 1854-[May 11, 1855] [watercolor paintings of landscape, maps], 1851-1855
7 62 Log: Ships’ log, Barque Wave (out of New Bedford, MA), Bermuda to New Bedford and elsewhere – whaling voyage, A. Briggs, master, with doodles (SEE OVERSIZE BOX 1), Jun. 19 1871-Jul. 12, 1873

Series 3: Harris Family Materials, 1784-1980, bulk 1880-1920

Norman Wait (N.W.) Harris was born in 1846 in Massachusetts and was interested in business from an early age. After several initial business ventures he moved to Cincinnati to cofound the Union Central Life Insurance Company. He married three times; by his first wife Jacyntha Vallandingham he had two sons (Albert Wadsworth Harris and Norman Dwight Harris); by his third wife Emma Susan Gale he had three children (Pearl Emma Harris (MacLean), Hayden Bartlett Harris, and Stanley Gale Harris). By 1881 N.W. had left the Union Central Life Insurance Company and moved his family to Chicago, where in 1882 he was to found the N.W. Harris & Co. Investment Bankers (a very lucrative business which eventually became the Harris Trust and Savings Bank in 1907). N.W. and Emma Susan Gale Harris wrote each other often, and there are many courtship and love letters in the collection between the two. After a trip with his wife to Japan, N.W. Harris fell ill and died in 1916 at the Harris' summer home, Wadsworth Hall, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
N.W. Harris' youngest son, Stanley Gale Harris, was born in 1890 and went to the Hill School around 1904, then to Yale University. He wrote almost daily to his parents and especially to his sweetheart Muriel Bent, who he married in 1913. After Yale Stanley worked at Harris Bank, but then enlisted during World War I, joining the 124th Field Artillery as a Lieutenant. After seeing action in France and Luxembourg, Stanley remained in Europe through 1919, then came back to work at Harris Bank for the rest of his career, working at various times as the West Coast representative in San Francisco, the New York City representative, and back to Chicago as Vice-President and later Chairman. Stanley and Muriel had four children: Charity Bent Harris, Ruth Harris, Stanley Gale Harris Jr., and Cynthia Harris.
The earliest materials in the collection are land deeds signed by the Harris family and their ancestors for parcels of land in Berkshire County, Massachusetts from the 1780s through the mid-1800s.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
8 63 Harris, Albert Wadsworth, to family, 1889-1919
8 64 Harris, Albert Wadsworth, to Murdoch Haddon MacLean [brother-in-law], 1916, 1930-1931
8 65 Harris, Albert Wadsworth. Biographical materials, 1932, 1939, 1958
8 66 Harris, Albert Wadsworth. The History of the Arabian Horse Club Registry of America, Inc. (photocopy), 1950
8 67 Harris, Charity Bent, to Stanley Gale Harris [father], and poem, 1918-1919, 1932
8 68 Harris, Charity Emeline Wadsworth, to Flavel W. Harris [son] (copy), n.d.
8 69 Harris, Charity Emeline Wadsworth, to Hayden Harris [grandson], n.d., 1890-1891
8 70-72 Harris, Charity Emeline Wadsworth, to Martha E. "Mattie" Harris [daughter], n.d., 1876-1891
8 73 Harris, Charity Emeline Wadsworth, to Norman Wait and Emma Susan Gale Harris [son and daughter-in-law], n.d., 1880-1896
8 74 Harris, Charity Emeline Wadsworth. Poem, n.d.
8 75 Harris, Charity Emeline Wadsworth and Norman Wait. Incoming, miscellaneous (includes lock of hair), n.d., 1890
8 76 Harris, Dwight J., to Martha E. "Mattie" Harris [sister], 1881
8 77 Harris, Dwight J., to Norman Wait Harris [brother], 1900
8 78 Harris, Dwight J., to Stanley Gale Harris [nephew], 1915
8 79 Harris, Dwight J., to Gordon Gale MacLean [great-nephew], 1922
8 80 Harris, Dwight J., Mrs., Memorial, 1917
8 81 Harris, E.N., to Pearl Harris MacLean [cousin], 1909, 1919
8 82 Harris, E.N. A Mountain Tour [Burma], 1927
8 83 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to Edith I. Gale [sister], 1902-1903
8 84 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to Susan Gale [mother], n.d.
8 85-89 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to Norman Wait Harris [husband], n.d., 1875-1907
8 90 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to Hayden Bartlett Harris [son], 1890s
8 91-93 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to Stanley Gale Harris [son], n.d., 1904-1905
9 94-102 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to Stanley Gale Harris [son], 1906-1919
9 103 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to Pearl Emma Harris MacLean [daughter], 1906, 1910-1913
9 104 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to children, 1905-1906
9 105 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale), to miscellaneous, 1881, 1902
9 106 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Incoming, from Nathaniel Day [pastor], 1895-1916
9 107-108 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Incoming, miscellaneous, n.d., 1894-1919
10 109 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Address book, n.d.
10 110 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). "Baby's Kingdom" [writings about her children Pearl, Hayden, and Stanley], 1886-1898
10 111 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Diary, 1868
10 112 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Diary, World's Colombian Exposition, plus other notes, 1893
10 113-114 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Diaries (including trip around the world), 1896-1912
10 115-116 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Diaries, Hawaii, Japan, and home, 1914-1919
11 117 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). "Early Days" [reminiscences written for daughter Pearl; original plus two copies of typed transcript], 1909
11 118 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Expense book, 1868-1870
11 119 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Guest book, 1900-1917
11 120 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Receipts, 1903-1917
11 121 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Shaw family genealogical materials, n.d., 1895-1913
11 122 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Will and eulogy, 1917, n.d.
11 123 Harris, Emma Susan (Gale). Miscellaneous, 1914
11 124 Harris, Hayden Bartlett, to Emma Susan Gale Harris [mother], 1903, 1907
11 125 Harris, Hayden Bartlett, to Norman Wait Harris [father], n.d., 1909
11 126 Harris, Hayden Bartlett, to Pearl Emma Harris MacLean [sister], n.d., 1940
11 127 Harris, Hayden Bartlett, to Stanley Gale Harris [brother], 1915-1919
11 128 Harris, Lina Priscilla (Small) [wife of Hayden Bartlett Harris], to Stanley Gale and Muriel Bent Harris, 1911
11 129 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie", to Norman Wait Harris [brother], 1897-1900
11 130 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie", to Norman Wait and Emma Susan Gale Harris [brother and sister-in-law], ca. 1881, 1906
11 131 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie", to Stanley Gale Harris [nephew], 1909-1919
11 132 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie", to Murdoch Haddon and Pearl Harris MacLean [nephew-in-law and niece], n.d., 1909-1927
11 133 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie". Calendar: "A Line A Day", 1917-1921
11 134 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie". Letters of reference, 1883, 1888
11 135 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie". "Norman Wait Harris: A Tribute of Love" [photocopy], 1919
11 136 Harris, Martha E. "Mattie". Sympathy Card acknowledgement, n.d.
12 137-147 Harris, Muriel Bent, to Stanley Gale Harris [husband], 1908-Oct. 1910
13 148-156 Harris, Muriel Bent, to Stanley Gale Harris [husband], Nov. 1910-Aug. 1911
14 157-163 Harris, Muriel Bent, to Stanley Gale Harris [husband], Sept. 1911-Mar. 1912
15 164-174 Harris, Muriel Bent, to Stanley Gale Harris [husband], Apr.-1912-Apr. 1919
16 175 Harris, Muriel Bent, to Pearl Harris MacLean [sister-in-law], 1917-1927
16 176 Harris, Muriel Bent, to grandparents, parents, and siblings, 1899-1901
16 177-181 Harris, Muriel Bent, to parents, 1908-1937
16 182 Harris, Muriel Bent, to parents-in-law [Norman Wait and Emma Susan (Gale) Harris], 1913, 1916
16 183-184 Harris, Muriel Bent, to Ruth E. Sherwood [friend], 1909-1910
16 185 Harris, Muriel Bent. Incoming, from the Comtesse d'Oilliamson, 1922-1926
16 186 Harris, Muriel Bent. Incoming, from the Dunyach family (French children sponsored by Muriel Harris), 1922-1925
16 187 Harris, Muriel Bent. Incoming, miscellaneous, 1911, 1918-1922
16 188 Harris, Muriel Bent. Itinerary, trip around the world, 1909-1910
16 189 Harris, Muriel Bent. Memorial Service, 1974
16 190 Harris, Muriel Bent. Smith College Report Card, 1909
16 191 Harris, Muriel Bent. Writings, 1889-1908
16 192 Harris, Nathan Wait, to Dwight J. Harris [son], 1897
16 193 Harris, Nathan Wait, to Norman Wait Harris [son], n.d., 1890-1900
16 194 Harris, Norman A., to Stanley Gale Harris [cousin], 1919-1923
16 195 Harris, Norman Dwight, to father and stepmother [Norman Wait and Emma Gale Harris](also one letter from Jane Harris, Norman Dwight Harris's wife), 1881-1908
16 196 Harris, Norman Dwight, to Stanley Gale Harris [half brother], 1918
16 197 Harris, Norman Dwight, to Murdoch Haddon MacLean [brother-in-law], 1912-1932
16 198 Harris, Norman Dwight. Biographical materials, n.d., 1906, 1958
17 199-202 Harris, Norman Wait, to Emma Susan (Gale) Harris [wife], n.d., 1889-1915
17 203 Harris, Norman Wait, to Hayden Bartlett Harris [son], 1891
17 204 Harris, Norman Wait, to Stanley Gale Harris [son], 1905-1916
17 205 Harris, Norman Wait, to Murdoch Haddon MacLean [son-in-law], 1909-1916
17 206 Harris, Norman Wait, to Pearl Emma Harris MacLean [daughter], n.d., 1901-1913
17 207 Harris, Norman Wait, to parent (fragment), n.d.
17 208 Harris, Norman Wait, to miscellaneous, n.d., 1915
17 209 Harris, Norman Wait. Incoming, from miscellaneous, 1893-1914
17 210 Harris, Norman Wait. Appointment book, 1914
17 211 Harris, Norman Wait. Diaries [including transcript of 1863 diary], 1863, 1892-1894
18 212 Harris, Norman Wait. Financial books, 1901-1906
18 213 Harris, Norman Wait. Financial statements and correspondence, personal, 1914-1915
18 214 Harris, Norman Wait. Genealogical correspondence [negative photostats], 1893
18 215 Harris, Norman Wait. Lists and receipts: Chinese and Japanese imported goods, 1914-1916
18 216 Harris, Norman Wait. Philanthropy, 1899-1931
18 217 Harris, Norman Wait. Scrapbooks (2), featuring clippings and mementoes, including information about the dedication of the Harris Bank building in 1911, and Harris's philanthropy [SEE OVERSIZE BOX 2], 1897-1914
18 218 Harris, Norman Wait. Scrapbooks (2), loose items removed from, 1897-1914
18 219 Harris, Norman Wait. Union Central Life Insurance Company materials, 1875-1883
18 220 Harris, Norman Wait. Wills and codicils, 1881-[ca. 1916]
18 221 Harris, Norman Wait. Miscellaneous materials, n.d., 1890-1908
18 222 Harris, Norman Wait and Emma Susan Gale. Invitations to the White House, 1913
18 223 Harris, Norman W. II, to Pearl Harris and Murdoch Haddon MacLean [aunt and uncle], n.d., 1918-1924
19 224 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Mr. and Mrs. George P. Bent [parents-in-law], 1910-1922
19 225 Harris, Stanley Gale, to George P. Bent [father-in-law] (financial matters), 1924-1927
19 226 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Edith I. Gale [aunt], 1903
19 227-234 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Muriel Bent Harris [wife], 1908-Oct. 1910
20 235-244 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Muriel Bent Harris [wife], Nov. 1910-Mar. 1912
21 245-253 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Muriel Bent Harris [wife], Apr. 1912-1919
21 254 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Muriel Bent Harris [wife]: Gift Cards and Love Poem, 1911, 1916-1958
22 255-261 Harris, Stanley Gale, to parents, n.d., 1898-1919
22 262 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Clayton Lane [brother-in-law], 1946-1957
22 263 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Gordon G. MacLean [nephew], 1961
22 264 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Murdoch Haddon MacLean ("Cherub" or "Deacon") [brother-in-law], 1909-1931
22 265 Harris, Stanley Gale, to Pearl Emma Harris MacLean ("Nymph") [sister], n.d., 1908-1931
22 266 Harris, Stanley Gale, to "cousin," ca. 1890s
22 267-268 Harris, Stanley Gale. Incoming, from miscellaneous, n.d., 1910-1919
22 269 Harris, Stanley Gale. Biographical material, 1911-1971
22 270 Harris, Stanley Gale. Christmas card, blank, n.d.
22 271 Harris, Stanley Gale. Hill School material, 1904-1908
22 272 Harris, Stanley Gale. Receipt, miscellaneous, 1906
22 273 Harris, Stanley Gale and Muriel Bent. Wedding and anniversary mementoes, 1913, 1953
23 274 Harris, Stanley Gale. World War I mementoes, 1918-1919
23 275 Harris, Stanley Gale. Writings, n.d., 1902-1909
23 276 Harris, Stanley Gale. Yacht "Four Winds," about, 1930-1932
23 277 Harris, Stanley Gale. Yale University material, 1911-1912
23 278 Harris family, genealogical notes, n.d., 1937, 1980
23 279 Harris family, land deeds, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1784-1850

Series 4: Lane Family Materials, 1909-1971

Clayton Lane, a commercial attaché with the United States Embassy, married Dorothy Bent (daughter of George P. and Clara Ames Wingate Bent) and the couple lived in many different places in the first half of the 20th century. Dorothy wrote prolifically to her mother, father, and sister Muriel about her experiences, first in Vienna (1927-1928), then Warsaw (1928-1935), Johannesburg (1938-1941), and then in New Delhi, Cairo, and Beirut (1944-1947). Dorothy describes the culture of being the wife of an attaché and talks about traveling throughout the countries she's visiting, but does not touch much upon the political situations within each place.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
23 280 Lane, Clayton, to Mr. and Mrs. George P. Bent [in-laws], 1928-1931
23 281 Lane, Clayton, to Muriel Bent Harris [sister-in-law], 1934, 1937
23 282 Lane, Clayton, to Stanley Gale Harris [brother-in-law], 1945-1952
23 283 Lane, Clayton. Biographical material, n.d., 1970
23 284-291 Lane, Dorothy, to family, n.d., 1909-1933
24 292-299 Lane, Dorothy, to family, 1934-1970
24 300 Lane, Dorothy. Biographical materials and writings, 1925-1971

Series 5: MacLean Family Materials, 1883-1964

Upper class family and relatives based around Murdoch Haddon MacLean, Vice President of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago (and son-in-law of its founder, N.W. Harris) and his wife, Pearl Harris MacLean.
Murdoch Haddon MacLean was born in Uigg, Prince Edward Island, Canada on December 27, 1872. He was the son of Rev. John and Christina MacLean. He graduated from Acadia College, Nova Scotia in 1892, and did post-graduate work at the University of Chicago and John Marshall Law School. He then worked in the Office of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at the University of Chicago until 1911. He was involved in the Eleanor Association, a group founded by Ina Robertson in 1898 to assist young working women, where he met Pearl Harris, and they married on June 22, 1910 at the Harris family home, Wadsworth Hall, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
MacLean, often known as M.H. or just Haddon, joined his in-laws' business and became the Vice President and Director of the Harris Safe Deposit Company. In 1916 he was appointed Secretary of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank, starting in the Trust Department, and was elected Vice President in 1922. In 1926 he moved over to the Corporation Department. He was also a Director of the bank, and a Vice President and Director of the N.W. Harris Company. He retired from the bank in 1942. In addition, he served as a trustee of the YMCA and of Wesley Memorial Hospital.
Pearl Emma Harris (often called Polly) was born on October 17, 1882 in Evanston Illinois, daughter of N.W. and Emma Susan Gale Harris. She was educated at the University of Chicago and in Paris. She was a founder of the Evanston Garden Glub, a member of the Colonial Dames, and was active in Red Cross and civilian defense work.
Haddon and Pearl had three sons: Haddon Harris MacLean (1912-1983), John Bartlett MacLean, (1914-1939), and Gordon Gale MacLean (1916-2004). John B. MacLean died of pneumonia at the age of 24, while a senior at the University of Chicago.
Haddon's sister, Annie Marion MacLean, was the second woman to receive a PhD from the University of Chicago, in 1900. She was assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago from 1903 to 1934, teaching sociology through correspondence courses. She was also the author of numerous books on sociological topics, often focusing on the theme of women in the workplace.
Arranged alphabetically. Various and unidentified MacLean family materials at the end.

Box Folder Contents
25 301 MacLean, Annie Marion, to Emma Gale Harris [mother of sister-in-law Pearl Harris MacLean], n.d.
25 301a MacLean, Annie Marion, to Muriel Bent Harris [niece-in-law], 1922
25 302 MacLean, Annie Marion, to Haddon MacLean [nephew], n.d.
25 303 MacLean, Annie Marion, to Mildren MacLean [sister], 1905
25 304 MacLean, Annie Marion, to M.H. and Pearl Harris MacLean [brother and sister-in-law], n.d., 1909-1929
25 305 MacLean, Annie Marion. Clippings about, 1934
25 306 MacLean, Annie Marion. Condolence letters, 1934
25 307 MacLean, Annie Marion. Correspondence from John J. Skinter, 1908
25 308 MacLean, Annie Marion. Correspondence regarding her illness and treatment, 1892, 1916
25 309 MacLean, Annie Marion. Funeral program and Obituary, 1934
25 310 MacLean, Annie Marion. Lecture announcements, n.d., 1899-1909
25 311 MacLean, Annie Marion. Scrapbooks (3): (SEE OVERSIZE BOX 3), ca. 1886-1930
25 312 MacLean, Annie Marion. University of Chicago graduation program, 1906
25 313 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Acadian Element in the Population of Nova Scotia, The," in North American Notes and Queries, Feb.-Mar. 1901
25 314 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Albion Woodbury Small: An Appreciation," in The American Journal of Sociology, Jul. 1926
25 315 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Ascent of Ben Nevis, The," in Acadia Athenaeum, Mar. 1906
25 316 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Club Without a Bar" [Woman's University Club], in the Chicago Daily News, n.d.
25 317 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "College by Correspondence: The Adventures of a Pioneer," in Scribners, May 1927
25 318 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Early Factory Conditions for Women," in Women's Welfare, Nov. 1905
25 319 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Eleanor Clubs in Chicago, The," in The United Presbyterian, Dec. 31, 1914
25 320 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Elements of Ideal Citizenship, The" (speech), Nov. 1899
25 321 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Factory Legislation for Women in Canada," in The American Journal of Sociology, Sept. 1899
25 322 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Factory Legislation for Women in the United States," in The American Journal of Sociology, Sept. 1897
25 323 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Greed for Greatness, The," in Acadia Athenaeum, May 1896
25 324 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Homes for Working Women in Large Cities," in Charities Review, Jul. 1899
25 325 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Homes for Young Women: The Eleanor Clubs of Chicago," in The Survey, Apr. 11, 1914
25 326 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Life in the Pennsylvania Coal Fields, with Particular Reference to Women," in The American Journal of Sociology, Nov. 1908
25 327 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Location of the Acadians in Nova Scotia," in Canadian History, Mar. 1900
25 328 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "National Board Investigation, The," in Association Monthly, Nov. 1908
25 329 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "New Phase of Social Development, A," in The Social Age, Oct. 1900
25 330 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Nova Scotia's Crusade Against Tuberculosis," in Charities, May 6, 1905
25 331 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Plight of the Rich Man in a Democracy, The," in The American Journal of Sociology, Nov. 1915
25 332 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Progressive Club of Working Women, A," in Charities and the Commons, Dec. 2, 1905
25 333 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Schools for Girls in Canada," in The Canada Education Monthly, Oct. 1900
25 334 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Sojourning in the Wilderness," in Sports Afield, Aug. 1914
25 335 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Splendid Isolation of the Women in Authority, The, " in The Canada Education Monthly, Apr. 1901
25 336 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Study of the Social Sciences in Canadian Universities, The," in The Canada Education Monthly, May 1900
25 337 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Suggestions for the Study of a City," in Association Monthly, Jun. 1909
25 338 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Tale of Two Lives, A," in Acadia Athenaeum,
25 339 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Thanksgiving in the South," in an unidentified newspaper, n.d.
25 340 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "This Way Lies Happiness." printed in New York: The Woman's Press, 1923
25 341 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Trade Unionism versus Welfare Work for Women," in Popular Science Monthly, Jul. 1915
25 342 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Unique Religious Festival, A," in Acadia Athenaeum, Apr. 1901
25 343 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "Where Cod is King," in Sports Afield, Sept. 1915
25 344 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: "With Orgeon Hop Pickers," in The American Journal of Sociology, Jul. 1909
25 345 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: Poems, n.d., 1916
25 346 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: Reviews, n.d., 1917-1918
25 347 MacLean, Annie Marion. Works: miscellaneous, n.d., 1906-1922
25 348 MacLean, Christina, to John B. MacLean [grandson], 1914
25 349 MacLean, Christina, to M.H. MacLean [son], n.d.
25 350 MacLean, Christina. Biographical materials, 1890, 1916
25 351 MacLean, Christina. Condolence letters, Funeral and burial arrangements, 1916
26 352 MacLean, Gordon, to Pearl Harris MacLean [mother], n.d.
26 353-356 MacLean, Gordon, to M.H. and Pearl Harris MacLean [parents], 1924-1934
26 357 MacLean, Gordon, to Annie Marion MacLean and Mildred MacLean [aunts], 1929-1933
26 358 MacLean, Gordon, to unknown (Easter card), n.d.
26 359 MacLean, Gordon. Correspondence from A.S. Perry [train porter], 1924
26 360 MacLean, Gordon. Correspondence, from unknown, 1920
26 361 MacLean, Gordon. Birth announcement and congratulations, 1916
26 362 MacLean, Gordon. Clipping, 1939
26 363 MacLean, Gordon. List of expenses, 1936-1937
26 364 MacLean, Gordon. Report cards, 1926
26 365 MacLean, Haddon, to Pearl Harris MacLean [mother], n.d.
26 366-368 MacLean, Haddon, to M.H. and Pearl Harris MacLean [parents], 1919-1933
26 369 MacLean, Haddon, to Annie Marion MacLean and Mildred MacLean [aunts], n.d., 1927-1933
26 370 MacLean, Haddon. Schoolwork, n.d.
26 371 MacLean, Rev. John, to Mildred MacLean [daughter], 1882
26 372 MacLean, Rev. John. Biographical materials, n.d., 1887, 1894
26 373-374 MacLean, John B., to M.H. and Pearl Harris MacLean [parents], n.d., 1922-1933
26 3 MacLean, John B., to Annie Marion MacLean and Mildred MacLean [aunts], 1932
26 376 MacLean, John B. Beach School (Coronado, CA) Brochure, n.d.
26 377 MacLean, John B. Obituary, 1939
27 378 MacLean, Mildred, to Stanley G. Harris [brother-in-law, regarding M.H. MacLean's health], 1929
27 379 MacLean, Mildred, to Annie Marion MacLean [sister], n.d.
27 380 MacLean, Mildred, to M.H. MacLean [brother], n.d., 1909-1916, 1928
27 381 MacLean, Mildred, to Pearl Harris MacLean [sister-in-law], n.d., 1917-1929
27 382 MacLean, Mildred. Genealogical correspondence, 1901
27 383 MacLean, Mildred. Works: "Billy and Faith in Wisconsin," (TS, with photographs and postcards), 1919
27 384 MacLean, Mildred. Works: "Nine Little Cousins and Their Friends," (TS, co-authored with Emma Susan Gale Harris, with photographs and postcards), 1916
27 385 MacLean, Murdoch Haddon (M.H.), to N.W. and Emma S. Gale Harris [parents-in-law], 1916
27 386 MacLean, Murdoch Haddon, to Stanley Gale Harris [brother-in-law] (also to Muriel Bent Harris) (including some Harris Bank matters), n.d., 1918-1931
27 387 MacLean, Murdoch Haddon, to "Albert" [A.W. Harris?], 1923
27 388 MacLean, M.H., to Annie Marion and Mildred MacLean [sisters], 1916, 1931-1932
27 389-393 MacLean, M.H., to Pearl Harris MacLean [wife], 1909-1910
28 394-404 MacLean, M.H., to Pearl Harris MacLean [wife], 1911-1920
29 405-413 MacLean, M.H., to Pearl Harris MacLean [wife], 1921-Jul. 1924
30 414-421 MacLean, M.H., to Pearl Harris MacLean [wife], Feb. 1925-1928
31 422-435 MacLean, M.H., to Pearl Harris MacLean [wife], 1929-1940
31 436 MacLean, M.H., to Pearl Harris MacLean [wife], n.d.
31 437 MacLean, M.H., to his sons, Castle Hot Springs, Arizona, 1919
32 438 MacLean, M.H., to his sons (including "A Western Journey" - letters, photographs, and travel diary, 1925), 1920-1935
32 439 MacLean, M.H. to friends and colleagues, 1929-1935
32 440 MacLean, M.H. Correspondence from friends and colleagues, n.d., 1907-1941
32 441 MacLean, M.H. Correspondence from Howard W. Fenton [friend], n.d., 1924-1941
32 442 MacLean, Murdoch Haddon. Biographical materials, funeral wishes, 1899-1964
32 443 MacLean, M.H. Handwritten notes, mementoes, miscellaneous, n.d., 1922-1932
32 444 MacLean, M.H. and Pearl Harris. Correspondence from Ina Law Robertson (Eleanor Association Camp), n.d., 1907-1909
32 445 MacLean, M.H. and Pearl Harris. Bills, Financial documents, etc., 1908-1938
32 446 MacLean, M.H. and Pearl Harris. Engagement and wedding: correspondence etc., 1909-1910
32 447 MacLean, M.H. and Pearl Harris. Honeymoon trip to Canada, arrangements and correspondence, 1910
32 448 MacLean, M.H. and Pearl Harris. Philanthropy, 1911-1922
33 449 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris, to Edith I. Gale [aunt], 1902-1903
33 450-451 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris, to Emma Susan Gale Harris [mother], n.d., 1896-1912
33 452 MacLean, Pearl Harris, to Martha E. ("Mattie") Harris [aunt-in-law], 1916
33 453 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris, to Norman Wait Harris [father], n.d., 1887-1914
33 454-459 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris, to Stanley Gale Harris [brother], n.d., 1904-1928
34 460 MacLean, Pearl Harris, to Haddon MacLean [son], 1917
34 461-472 MacLean, Pearl Harris, to M.H. MacLean [husband], n.d., 1909-1918
35 473 MacLean, Pearl Harris. Correspondence from friends, etc., n.d., 1909-1936
35 474 MacLean, Pearl Harris. Correspondence from her children's nurses and caretakers, n.d., 1918-1927
35 475 MacLean, Pearl Harris. Account book, 1898-1901
35 476 MacLean, Pearl Harris. Autograph book, 1902-1904
35 477 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris, Diaries, England and home, 1892, 1895-1897, 1899
35 478 MacLean, Pearl Harris. In Memoriam [of her mother, Emma Susan Gale Harris], ca. 1918
35 479 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris. Kenwood Institute Class Day Program, 1901
35 480 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris. Record book, ca. 1894
35 481-482 MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris. Wedding Book, and loose items found in wedding book, 1910
35 483 MacLean, Pearl Harris. Miscellaneous writing and silhouette portrait, n.d., 1934
35 484 MacLean family. Child's schoolwork, unidentified, n.d.
35 485 MacLean family. Correspondence, unidentified, 1899-1916
35 486 MacLean family. Postcards, business cards, and various printed ephemera, n.d., 1883-1928
35 487 MacLean family. Religious writings, unidentified, n.d.

Series 6: Other Families, Unidentified, and Miscellaneous, 1833-1913

This small series encompasses families related (mostly pre-dating) the families in the main series of this family papers collection. Where known, relation to the main families or family members is given. At the end are letters and other materials that are not identifiable and/or incomplete.
Arranged alphabetically, with unidentified family materials at the end.

Box Folder Contents
36 488 Abbot, Polly [great-great-grandmother to Clara Ames Wingate Bent; copy of letter dated 1798], n.d.
36 489 Bartlett family materials [ancestors of the Gale family], n.d., 1837
36 490-491 MacLeod, Martha Marie Harris, to Stanley Gale Harris [uncle], n.d., 1904-1913
36 492 Small, Albion W. Funeral service transcript [photocopy], ca. 1926
36 493 Wadsworth family materials [Harris family ancestors], 1833-1834, 1862
36 494 Willsie family materials [Bent family ancestors], 1855-1857
36 495 Wingate, Charity Eliza Willsie [mother of Clara Ames Wingate Bent], Incoming, 1856-1857
36 496 Wingate, Charity Eliza Willsie, miscellaneous, n.d., 1876-1898
36 497 Wingate family materials, 1847-1884
36 498 Correspondence, unidentified, n.d., 1901-1913
36 499 Unidentified: Farr, A. Diary, 1873
36 500 Unidentified: Printed ephemera (menu, Niagara Falls postcards, Christmas card), ca. 1900s
36 501 Unidentified: Writings, n.d.

Series 7: Business Records, 1907-1931

Very small collection of letters and records related to the banking business. Includes some letters to Stanley G. Harris (with some stock prices for the bank during October and November 1929), by-laws, reports, miscellaneous records, and some postcards of the interior and exterior of the bank building at 111-117 West Monroe Street, Chicago. The records cover the Harris bank from about 1907-1931, Harris, Forbes & Co. from 1911-1915, and the Harris Safe Deposit Company, 1914, and in all cases are very scattered.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material or company.

Box Folder Contents
37 502 Harris, Stanley Gale. Harris Trust & Savings Bank materials, n.d., 1907-1929
37 503 Harris Bank - postcards, n.d.
37 504 Harris Bank records, 1911-1912
37 505 Harris Bank records, 1914-1916
37 506 Harris Bank records, 1920-1931
37 507 Harris, Forbes & Co. records, 1911-1915
37 508 Harris Safe Deposit Co., brochure and statements, n.d., 1914

Series 8: Photographs, 1850-1944

Photographic images in various forms, the bulk of which are prints (either loose or pasted in photograph albums). Framed photographs are ambrotypes and tintypes, and are of Bent family ancestors, including Bents, Hudsons, Wingates, and Paynes. Each framed photograph includes a slip of paper identifying the person(s); the notes were made by Dorothy Bent Lane. Some albums are collections of cabinet photographs; other albums show family members at summer homes in Wisconsin, and also in travels to the West: Yosemite in 1900, Montana in 1919, etc. Documentary photographer Wallace Kirkland was a family friend of the MacLeans, and photographs taken by him of family outings and events are indicated. Prints include photographs separated from correspondence showing travel scenes and candid photographs.
Arranged by type and format: framed photographs, followed by prints and photograph albums.

Box Folder Contents
38 Framed Photograph: Bent, Clara Ames Wingate, and "Uncle Wessie" [her brother]
38 Framed Photograph: Bent, George P.
38 Framed Photograph: Bent, George P., and Charles
38 Framed Photograph: Bent, George P., and brother [who died in infancy]
38 Framed Photograph: Bent, Mary Catherine [sister of George P. Bent; died in infancy]
38 Framed Photograph: Bent, George and Mary Priscilla Payne [George P. Bent's parents], ca. 1853
38 Framed Photograph: Hudson, Sabra [Clara Ames Wingate Bent's grandmother]
38 Framed Photograph: Payne, Roswell and Elvira [George P. Bent's grandparents], ca. 1850
38 Framed Photograph: Wingate, Charity E. Willsie [Clara Ames Wingate Bent's mother]
38 Framed Photograph: Wingate, Charity E. Willsie [Clara Ames Wingate Bent's mother]
39 509 Prints: Bartlett family members (photographs of paintings), n.d.
39 510 Prints: Bent, Barbara, 1919
39 511 Prints: Bent, Charity, ca. 1890s-1905
39 512 Prints: Bent, Clara Ames Wingate (one print mounted on glass - FRAGILE), ca. 1860-1913
39 513 Prints: Bent, Clara Ames Wingate, with children, ca. 1900-1920
39 514 Prints: Bent, George Payne: Portraits, 1856-1921
39 515 Prints: Bent, George Payne: with wife and children, ca. 1890-1927
39 516 Prints: Bent family, miscellaneous, n.d.
39 517 Prints: Bent family residences, n.d., 1898
39 518 Prints: Blanchard and Cook families, n.d.
39 519 Prints: Boynton, E. Moody, 1877
39 520 Prints: Gale family, miscellaneous, 1860s-1880s
40 521 Prints: Harris, A.W., ca. 1930s
40 522 Prints: Harris, Hayden B., 1904
40 523 Prints: Harris, N. (Norman) Dwight, n.d.
40 524 Prints: Harris, Norman Wadsworth, n.d.
40 525 Prints: Harris, Norman Wait and Emma Susan Gale (also with children and grandchildren), 1863-1916
40 526 Prints: Harris, Stanley Gale and Muriel Bent (also children Stanley Gale Harris Jr. and Cynthia Harris), ca. 1891-1940s
40 527 Prints: Harris family, miscellaneous, ca. 1891-1905
40 528 Prints: Harris family members, unidentified, n.d.
40 529 Prints: Harris family residences, n.d.
40 530 Prints: Hudson family - "Great Grandmother Hudson" [tintype], n.d.
40 531 Prints: Inglis family, n.d., 1931
40 532 Prints: Lane, Dorothy Bent, as a child (one photograph in glass), 1890s
40 533 Prints: Lane, Clayton and Dorothy Bent, 1893-1944
40 534 Prints: MacLean, Christina, 1910s
40 535 Prints: MacLean, Gordon Gale, 1924, 1929-1934
40 536 Prints: MacLean, Gordon Gale. Wedding to Sylvia Ericson (photographed by Wallace Kirkland), 1938
40 537 Prints: MacLean, Gordon Gale, in Evanston, with others, 1939
40 538 Prints: MacLean, Gordon Gale, and Yacht: "Starling," ca. 1939
40 539 Prints: MacLean, Gordon Gale and John Bartlett with others, camping trips (photographed by Wallace Kirkland), 1933-1934
41 540 Prints: MacLean, Haddon Harris (as a young child), n.d.
41 541 Prints: MacLean, Haddon Harris and Isabel Alvarez Bravo [wife], ca. 1937
41 542 Prints: MacLean, John Bartlett (also includes photographs of automobiles and skyline), n.d., 1925-1936
41 543 Prints: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon (including sister Annie Marion MacLean), 1892-1937
41 544 Prints: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon. Photographs of Maritime Quebec, 1935
41 545 Prints: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon and Pearl Emma Harris, wedding and honeymoon, 1910
41 546 Prints: MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris, ca. 1884-1910
41 547 Prints: MacLean family, in photo frame, n.d.
41 548 Prints: MacLean family, 1907-1926
41 549 Prints: MacLean residence: 1128 Ridge Ave., Evanston (photographs by Wallace Kirkland), 1934
41 550 Prints: MacLean residence: Spring Creek Farm, Barrington, IL (includes 1988 article about the house), 1930s
41 551 Prints: Meikle family, n.d.
41 552 Prints: Payne family, n.d.
41 553 Prints: Shaw, Abigail Cotton, ca. 1880s
41 554 Prints: Willsie family [includes 2 tintypes], n.d.
41 555 Prints: Wingate family [includes 2 tintypes], ca. 1860s-1900s
41 556 Prints: Unidentified, ca. 1880s-1940s
42 557 Photo Albums: Bent family, 1860s-1870s
42 558 Photo Albums: Bent family, 1860s-1870s
43 559 Photo Albums: Bent family, Western Trip, 1903
43 560 Photo Albums: Bent family, “Aunt Julia’s Wedding,” 1900s
43 561 Photo Albums: Bent and Harris families, Lake Geneva, ca. 1908-1916
43 562 Photo Albums: Bent and Harris families, Lake Geneva and elsewhere, ca. 1911-1916
44 563 Photo Albums: Bent and Harris families, ca. 1909-1928
44 564 Photo Albums: Harris family (SEE OVERSIZE VOL. 1), 1880-1890
44 565 Photo Albums: Harris family (SEE OVERSIZE VOL. 2), 1885-1893
44 566 Photo Albums: Harris family, Montana and Estes Park [CO] trip, 1919
44 567 Photo Albums: Harris family, Woodside and San Francisco, 1922, 1931
44 568 Photo Albums: Harris family, ca. 1921-1931
44a 568a Photo Albums: Harris family, with Bent relatives, n.d., 1913-1931
44a 568b Photo Albums: Harris family, "Photographs of the Children" assembled by Muriel Bent Harris, also showing Kenwood Avenue house and Lake Geneva houses "The Boulders" and "Wadsworth," 1914-ca. 1925
44a 568c Photo Albums: Harris family, "1920-1923 Barrington; 1923-1924 Woodside," 1920-1924
44a 568d Photo Albums: Harris family, Boating vacation, Harris Children (Charity, Ruth, and Stanley, Jr.), British Columbia, 1931
45 569 Photo Albums: Harris family, 1935
45 570 Photo Albums: Harris family residences (Connecticut? and Pasadena), ca. 1899
45 571 Photo Albums: MacLean, Haddon, John, and Gordon, with parents and grandparents, ca. 1912-1916
45 572 Photo Albums: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon. "Mexico", 1937
46 573 Photo Albums: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon. "Photographs Taken in Various Places," 1938
46 574 Photo Albums: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon and Pearl Harris, Eleanor Camp, Lake Geneva, WI (SEE OVERSIZE, VOL. 3), 1910
46 575 Photo Albums: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon and Pearl Harris, Eleanor Camp, Lake Geneva, WI -loose items from album, n.d., 1910
46 576 Photo Albums: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon and Pearl Harris, Eleanor Camp, Lake Geneva, WI, and Chicago, IL, ca. 1910-1913
46 577 Photo Albums: MacLean, Murdoch Haddon and Pearl Harris, travel photo album, United States and Nova Scotia, 1916-1922
46 578 Photo Albums: MacLean family - Maritime Province trip (SEE OVERSIZE, VOL. 4), 1926
46 579 Photo Albums: MacLean family, Maritime Province trip - loose items from album, 1926
46 580 Photo Albums: MacLean family, Evanston IL and elsewhere, 1924-1934
46 581 Photo Albums: MacLean family residence, 1128 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL, 1930s
47 582 Photo Albums: Unknown, Yosemite and Grand Canyon, 1900

Related Material

The following printed materials were separated from the Harris-MacLean Papers for individual cataloging:

MacLean, Annie Marion. Cheero.New York: The Womans Press, 1918.

MacLean, Annie Marion. Mary Ann's malady. Fragmentary papers dealing with a woman and rheumatism.New York: Broadway Publishing Comopany, 1914. Inscribed by the author to "Mr. Chipman."

MacLean, Annie Marion. Some problems of reconstruction.Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1921.

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