A Guide to the John Charles Harris Papers, 1906-1909
Raised in Northern New York, attorney John Charles Harris graduated from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. As co-founder of the Houston and Galveston-based law firm Harris & Harris with Edward Harris, he litigated for Southwestern Telephone and Telegraph Company. Often engaged as a public speaker, Harris’s 1907 address to the Texas Bar Association on legal ethics was published as a monograph.
Harris, John Charles. A monograph on legal ethics: address to the Texas Bar Association. [Houston?]: 1907.
Comprising speeches and a letter, the John Charles Harris Papers, 1906-1909, document Harris’s career as an attorney and his community and social involvement. The speeches relate to fraternity reunions, dedications, women’s suffrage, holidays, and eulogies. The letter, addressed to Judge Charles E. Ashe, concerns Southwestern Telephone and Telegraph Company litigation.
This collection is open for research use.
John Charles Harris Papers, 1906-1909, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers