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Harris-Oliphant papers, 1867-1940

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0559
Bib ID 4078869 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Harris, Thomas Lake, 1823-1906 ; Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940 ; Schneider, Herbert W (Herbert Wallace), 1892-1984 ; Lawton, George, 1900-1957
Title Harris-Oliphant papers, 1867-1940
Physical Description 9 linear feet (19 boxes)
Language(s) English .

This collection has not restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.



This collection is arranged into 6 series.



Letters written by and to Harris and his associate, Laurence Oliphant. In addition to the correspondence, these papers include manuscripts of books, miscellaneous biographical materials, and photographs.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has not restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Harris-Oliphant papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Collections related by provenance: Harris-Oliphant Papers at English Dept. of Wagner College, Staten Island. This collection duplicates Columbia holdings in part.

Ownership and Custodial History

The collection was formed in part by the poet Edwin Markham, after whose death it passed to Prof. Herbert Schneider and George Lawton and was used in writing their biography of Harris and Oliphant, A PROPHET AND A PILGRIM.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-02-11 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Christianity.ican Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mysticism and literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mystics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oliphant, Laurence, 1829-1888 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Religion and literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American Christian mystic.

Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) was a British writer and traveller.