Dates: 1869-1889

Collection Number: MS 178

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Creators/Collectors: Harris, John Samuel

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: John Samuel Harris Papers, MS 178, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Mr. H. H. Harris, Jr., 26 June 1989

Biographical/Historical Information: John S. Harris (1847-1901) lived in Batesville in Albemarle County, Virginia. He was primarily a farmer, but ran a store selling primarily beef and mutton. He served two terms in the Virginia Legislature from 1887 to 1894.

Scope and Content: This collection contains a small account book from 1869 and a store ledger from 1885. The rest of the collection is receipts from Harris' farming and tobacco activities. An 1889 letter from Charles B. Yager of Free Union, Virginia details county election politics.

Persons: Harris, John Samuel.

Family Names: Harris family.


  • Ledgers (Account books)
  • Financial records

Geographical Names: Batesville (Va.)

Record Types:

  • Correspondence.
  • Financial records.