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Harris family : Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

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.
Extent: 26.1 linear feet - (48 boxes, 5 volumes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Harris-MacLean
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The Harris-MacLean Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).