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Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay Family Papers (MS-00824)

Abstract

The Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay Family Papers are comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence dating from approximately 1830 to 1960 collected by Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay documenting the Farrar Quay family's relation to Benjamin Harrison. The collection includes information about Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay's inquiries into her relation to Benjamin Harrison V, Governor of Colonial Virginia and signer of the Declaration of Independence, and presidents William Henry Harrison. The collection also includes American Civil War correspondence of Colonel (later General and President) Benjamin Harrison and other family members.

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Date
1830 to 1960
Extent
0.47 Cubic Feet (1 box, 1 flat file)
3.40 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay Family Papers are comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence dating from approximately 1830 to 1960 collected by Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay documenting the Farrar Quay family's relation to Benjamin Harrison. The collection includes information about Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay's inquiries into her relation to Benjamin Harrison V, Governor of Colonial Virginia and signer of the Declaration of Independence, and presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. The collection also includes American Civil War correspondence of Colonel (later General and President) Benjamin Harrison and other family members. In addition to correspondence between family members about daily activities and family history regarding their relations to the Harrison family, the documentation provides insight into genealogy tracking in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the American Civil War, and the Harrison family.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

Alice Elizabeth Farrar Quay Family Papers, approximately 1830-1960. MS-00824. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00824
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2016 by Melissa St. Clair; accession number 2016-072.

Processing Note

These records are unprocessed. A rough inventory of the accession was created by Maggie Bukowski and Tammi Kim in 2017. To prepare the inventory, the described materials were reviewed to create a contents list, estimate dates, and identify material types. No other work has been performed on the materials.

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