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Harrington, Bernard J. (Bernard James), 1848-1907
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Bernard James Harrington

The series consists chiefly of the personal and professional correspondence of Bernard J. Harrington. Family correspondence covers the period from 1862-1907. Professional correspondence and records stem largely from Harrington's scientific and university work and covers the period 1871 to 1903. The majority of the letters fall between 1878 and 1884. The professional letters chiefly concern mining questions, and there are numerous requests for Harrington to analyse mineral samples. The correspondents include mining companies and private individuals, technical schools, and officers of the Geological Survey, particularly its Director, George Selwyn. There are also numerous letters from Harrington's closest student, Frank Dawson Adams, concerning his studies and subsequent work for the Geological Survey. Some of Harrington's geological work is presented in publications and reprints in files 45-64. Harrington's role as university teacher is represented by a small collection of printed ephemera from university festivals, sports days and Glee Club concerts. The series also contains some family documents such as deeds. Biographical information prepared by Lois Winslow-Spragge about the Harrington family is found in file 065.

Harrington, Bernard J. (Bernard James), 1848-1907

Biographical sketches

File includes review "American Anthropologist" (section on George Mercer Dawson, page 159-163), including photograph; notes, memorandum with references to G. M.Dawson at the Associate Royal School of Mines, 1876; and the booklet "George Mercer Dawson by Prof. B. J.Harrington and Dr. H. M. Ami, 1902."

Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901

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