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Collection of Carter Henry Harrison newspaper columns

Identifier: MSS 308

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Carter Henry Harrison newspaper columns, 1888, contains newsclippings describing a portion of Harrison's trip around the world between 1888 and 1889, which have been pasted into a scrapbook. The clippings document Harrison's travels from Calcutta, India (3 January 1888) to Christiania, Denmark (22 September 1888).


  • Creation: 1888

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

Carter Henry Harrison was born in Kentucky in 1825. His family included many famous politicians, including his great uncle, Benjamin Harrison, who signed the Declaration of Independence, and cousins, William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison, who both served terms as President of the United States. Carter Henry Harrison graduated from Yale College in 1845 and later attended and graduated from the Law Department of Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky. Upon his graduation, he settled in Chicago and worked in real estate. In 1874, he was elected to the first board of Cook County Commissioners, then served two terms in the United States House of Representatives as Congressman for 2nd District of Illinois from 1875 to 1879. He was elected to four terms as Mayor of Chicago from 1879 to 1887. He did not seek reelection in 1887. In 1888, he decided to take a trip around the world. His account of this adventure was published upon his return as a book entitled A Race with the Sun. Harrison was elected to a fifth mayoral term in 1893, but on October 28 of that year, he was assassinated by a disgruntled lobbyist named Patrick Eugene Prendergast.


0.3 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

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Carter Henry Harrison, Sr. (1825-1893) was an American politician who served four terms as mayor of Chicago, Illinois, from 1879 until 1887. In 1888-1889 he took a trip around the world, an account of which he published in a book entitled A Race with the Sun. This collection consists of a scrapbook containing Harrison's newspaper columns about a portion of the trip.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Hughes Dominick, 2007, and revised by Atticus Garrison, October, 2015.

Collection of Carter Henry Harrison newspaper columns, 1888.
Atticus Garrison
October 2015
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Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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