University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Charles Harris Papers, 1906-1909



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harris, John Charles
Title: Harris, John Charles, Papers
Dates: 1906-1909
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 10 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Harris, John Charles. A monograph on legal ethics: address to the Texas Bar Association. [Houston?]: 1907.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ashe, Charles E.
Harris, John Charles -- Archives
Subjects
Greek letter societies -- United States -- History.
Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Suffrage -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Places
Harris County (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century
Houston (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Charles Harris Papers, 1906-1909, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

Inventory:

box
2D271 Speeches, 1906-1909
Letter, 1909