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James Harris Papers

Identifier: Mss. 39.2 H23

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Letters, 1845-1852, received by James Harris at Diana Mills, Buckingham County, Va. Several of the letters as well as a printed circular, 1854, concern tobacco prices and letter, 2 March [18]52, written by brother William A. Harris concerns estate of another brother Benjamin [Harris ?].


  • Creation: 1845-1854


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Related Materials:

Virginia Historical Society:

Mss6:1 H2445:5, Locust Grove : a Harris plantation in Buckingham County and the people who lived there.  Compiled in 2009 by Joanne Yeck.

Mss1 AL546 c, Papers, 1829-1918, of the Allen family of Buckingham County, Va. Contain the papers of several generations of the Allen and related Harris families of Buckingham County, Va.

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