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Guide to the Harrison Family Letters
MS-0544  
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Description
The Harrison Family Papers are comprised of 17 personal letters written primarily between Mr. J. S. Harrison and his wife, Julia E. Harrison during his enlistment. Letters from Julila and Mr. Harrison’s family are also included; a letter from Sallie (unknown relation) to a Mr. West; and one from Sallie writing to her husband.
Background
Mr. J. S. Harrison, from Liberty, Tennessee, fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War where he served as a surgeon and later a commissary.Dr. J. S. Harrison was born May 8, 1831 in Wilson County, Tennessee to father Edmon R. harrison and mother R. S. Harrison. He attended the Union Academy in Wilson County moving on to Alpine College in Rome, Tennessee. After graduating, Harrison attended the Medical College in Nashville from 1854 to 1855, graduating with a degree in medicine in 1855. Harrison began practicing medicine out of Liberty, Tennessee in October, 1855.
Restrictions
These materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
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This collection is open for research.