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Series 3: Family Papers, 1800-1996


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Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, documents, genealogies, business, and personal items related to Harvey family ancestors, including Jabez K. Botsford, early Chicago resident and founder of Northwestern University, and the Fisk family, who owned a millinery company in Chicago for decades. Also of note are items related to Robert Harvey's career as a physician, and a diary from Henry Welge, grandfather of Dorothy Wegener Harvey, documenting an 1846 voyage from Germany to New Orleans.


  • Creation: 1800-1996


Conditions Governing Access

The Harvey family papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically.

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States