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Harrington (George) Papers
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Description
A collection of material related to the personal and professional life of George Harrington, American treasury official and diplomat.
Background
George Harrington (1815-1892), was an American Treasury official and diplomat. Harrington served as a clerk in the Treasury Department before being appointed chief clerk under his personal friend Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States. During the Civil War, Harrington served as assistant secretary of the treasury. After the death of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, Harrington was given the task of organizing the funeral; he also served as the Grand Marshal for the funeral procession. In 1865-1869 he served as minister-resident to Switzerland, and from 1870 until 1876 he was president of Automatic Telegraph Co., New York. Harrington died while traveling at sea in December 1892.
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.