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The Resource Mary Lord Harrison papers

Mary Lord Harrison papers

Label
Mary Lord Harrison papers, 1901-1947
Title
Mary Lord Harrison papers
Inclusive dates
1901-1947
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes correspondence from Mary Lord Harrison, predominantly from New York City, ranging from 1901 to 1947. Also included are a news clipping of Mrs. Harrison's obituary from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1948/01/06) and a photograph of the old Harrison homestead (undated)
Biographical or historical data
Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison (1858-1948) was the daughter of Russell F. Lord (1802-1867) and Elizabeth Mayhew Scott (1828-1889). She was twice married. On October 22, 1881, Mary married Walter Dimmick, though the marriage did not last long as Mr. Dimmick died suddenly on January 14,1882 less than a year after their marriage.Mary Lord Dimmick was the niece of Caroline Scott Harrison and spent time visiting the Harrison family at the White House in Washington, D.C. where she served as assistant to her aunt, the First Lady. Following Caroline Harrison's death in 1892, Mary and Caroline's widowed husband, Benjamin Harrison, corresponded frequently and became very close. Mary Lord Dimmick married the former U.S. president on April 6, 1896 at the age of 37; he was 62. The couple settled in Indianapolis, Indiana and had one daughter, Elizabeth, born February 21, 1897. Benjamin Harrison died on March 13, 1901 and Mary continued to lived in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Benjamin Harrison home on Delaware Street until 1913. Mary Lord Harrison died from asthma on January 5, 1948, in New York City and was buried at the Harrison family plot in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1902-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clemens, Cyril
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1858-1948
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Harrison, Mary Lord
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  • Clemens, Cyril
  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • International Mark Twain Society
  • Families
Label
Mary Lord Harrison papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2165
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/05 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/05 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2016/12/27 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20897530
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Cyril Clemens on 1963/03/27. The Fairbanks letter dated September 6, 1901 was purchased from Kingston Galleries on 1967/03/21 and the April 7, 1937 letter was donated by Jack Krasner on 1969/10/29.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974912434
  • (OCoLC)974912434
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Mary Lord Harrison papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2165
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/09/05 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/05 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2016/12/27 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20897530
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Cyril Clemens on 1963/03/27. The Fairbanks letter dated September 6, 1901 was purchased from Kingston Galleries on 1967/03/21 and the April 7, 1937 letter was donated by Jack Krasner on 1969/10/29.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974912434
  • (OCoLC)974912434
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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