Henry Harrisse Correspondence
Scope and Content
The Henry Harrisse Correspondence primarily consists of letters and postcards from Henry Harrisse to Italian bookseller Ildebrando Rossi regarding maps and documents concerning early American history and exploration. The correspondence dates from 1884 to 1889 and is written primarily in French. There is also a folder containing handwritten summaries of the contents of the letters written in English. These were likely written after the collection was acquired at the University of Florida. Additionally, a printout of an article appearing in La Bibliofilía (1926) has been included. The article includes French transcriptions of some of the letters found in this collection and a brief biography of Ildebrando Rossi written in Italian.
- 1884 - 1899
- Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910. (Person)
The collection is open for research.
Henry Harrisse was born in Paris on May 28, 1829. He came to the United States in the 1840s and taught at the University of South Carolina. He then became a professor of French at the University of North Carolina and began to study law. In 1857 he moved to Chicago to practice law and later moved to New York. While in New York, he met Samuel Barlow, the eminent attorney and Americana bibliophile, who stimulated his interest in the period of American discovery.
.21 Linear Feet (1 Box and 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
Letters and postcards from French-American Historian Henry Harrisse to Italian bookseller Ildebrando Rossi regarding maps and documents concerning early American history and exploration. The correspondence dates from 1884 to 1899 and is written primarily in French.
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- A Guide to the Henry Harrisse Correspondence
- Finding aid created by Matt Kruse
- November 2018
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- Description is written in English.
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