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James Harper papers, 1800-1925

Series II: Correspondence, 1882-1952

The items in this series are mainly personal letters of family members, some business letters and three folders of sympathy notes related to the death of James Harper, in January 1944. Two folders contain artist's Lillie Hyde Harper (1881-1941) letters addressed to her brother James, from various European countries, written while she was studying arts in France, in the 1920s. This series contains also letters from Philip a Harper to his grand-mother Maria Arcularius (founder James Harper's mother) and from Ralph Mead to his son-in-law Philip Harper. The folders in this series are also arranged chronologically.

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Box 3 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Harper Family Correspondence, 1854-1882

Harper, James, Jr.

Box 3 Folder 2 Childhood correspondence, 1884-1890

Box 3 Folder 3 To Mr. and Mrs. James [and Lillie Mercein] Harper (his parents), 1910

Philip J.A. Harper .

Box 3 Folder 4 Sawyer, Robert H. to Philip Harper, 1858-1861

Box 3 Folder 5 Mead, Ralph to Philip Harper, 1862

Box 3 Folder 6 Harper, Philip General Correspondence, 1858-1893

Box 3 Folder 7 to 9 Harper, Lillie Hyde to James Harper and family, 1923-1927, (3 Folders)

Box 3 Folder 10 Helen Leale Harper correspondence and mementos, 1944-1952

Box 4 Folder 1 to 3 James Harper- Sympathy Cards, January-August 1944, (3 Folders)