Scope and Content
Title: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Pacific Coast tour photographs and ephemera,
Date (inclusive): 1891-1987
Collection number: M0643
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
1.5 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: President Harrison's speech-making tour in 1891 was, at that time, the longest journey ever undertaken by any President while
in office. The 9,232 mile rail trip lasted one month and three days. The trip was partly planned and largely financed by the
former Governor of California, Leland Stanford. The pioneer railroad builder had invite
d the President to his ranch in Palo Alto to discuss a professorship at the newly built Stanford University and to participate
in the dedication of that institution. Included in the Presidential party were First Lady Caroline Harrison, her secretary
and niece Mrs. Dimmick, Russell B. Harrison and his wife, Mary McKee (the Harrison's daughter), Carter B. Harrsion and his
wife, Postmaster General John Wanamaker, Secretary of Agriculture Jeremiah McClain Rusk, and Marshall Dan Ransdell.
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President Benjamin Harrison's tour to the Pacific Coast : photographs and ephemera. M0643. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford
University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Scope and Content
Collections largely consists of photographs taken during the tour, some of which are arranged in an album; subjects include
the visit to Stanford University, San Francisco, Monterey, Sacramento, Salem (Oregon), the Presidential train and its crew,
the Presidential party, and crowd scenes at various depots. Other items include the printed itinerary, a presentation copy
of Harison's published speeches from the tour, "Through the south and west with the President," miscellaneous research clippings
on the tour and the Harrison family, 1959-87, and the wedding booklet of Marthena S. Harrison and Harry A. Williams, 1912.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Harrison, Caroline Lavinia Scott, 1832-1892.
Harrison, Carter B.
Harrison, Russell B. (Russell Benjamin), 1854-1936.
Rusk, Jeremiah McClain.
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.
Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922.