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Arvil B. Harris Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-12

Overview

Within this collection are biographical accounts of Arvil B. Harris' father, Leander S. Harris and his grandfather, Martin Henderson Harris of which Harrisville in Weber County is named after. These biographies have been compiled and edited by Arvil Harris. Also in this collection is a diary kept by Leander on his experiences in his LDS mission to the eastern states, an Ogden Standard Examiner article on Martin H. Harris, an historical account of life in the early 1900s in the Ogden area by Arvil, some poetry written by Leander and Arvil, and a testimony given by Martin H. Harris to William Pilkington.

Dates

  • 1855 - 1976

Extent

1 Boxes

Arrangement

Fd 1 Biography of Martin Henderson Harris





Fd 2 Testimony given by Martin H. Harris to William Pilkington (signed affidavit)- Xerox copy



Fd 3 Biography of Leander S. Harris



Fd 4 Diary of Leander S. Harris’ eastern states LDS mission (Also Xerox copy of diary)



Fd 5 The Changing Eras of the Early 1900’s and The Harrisville Brickyard in the Early 1900’s- an historical account of life in the early Ogden area



Fd 6 1976 Ogden Standard Examiner article on Martin H. Harris’ LDS mission to the Oregon Territory



Fd 7 Poem about Martin H. Harris “The Pioneer” by Arvil Harris: 1950



Fd 8 Historical manuscript on early wagon trains and early American rifles



Additions to Arvil B. Harris Collection



Fd 9 Small pencil sketch with the signatures of Leander S. Harris and Louisa G. Harris



Mapcase (Oversize) The Deseret News: January 26, 1854 and May 16, 1855
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408