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Harris (Family : Harris, Emer, 1781-1869)


Biographical History

The Harris family were early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as early settlers of Utah. Emer Harris was the brother of Martin Harris, one of the witnesses of the Book of Mormon. His son, Dennison Lott Harris served a mission to the Navajos, as part of the Nauvoo Legion, and as bishop in Monroe, Utah. His son, Dennison Emer Harris, attended the University of Deseret and Brigham Young Academy. Following his graduation he worked as an educator while serving actively in the Church. His son, Franklin S. Harris, was also an educator, and later became president of Brigham Young University and the Utah Agricultural College.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Harris family diaries and correspondence, 1818-1942

Identifier: MSS 340 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries, letters, histories, and other material related to the Harris family. Materials date from between 1818 and 1942.

Dates: 1818-1942

Harris family papers

Identifier: MSS 340
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, mementoes, published writings, unpublished writings, addresses, notes, scrapbooks, diaries, letters, and photograph albums created by members of the Harris family between 1818 and 1969. The majority of the materials document the life of Franklin S. Harris. Also includes personal writings by Dennison Emer Harris, and materials belonging to Emer Harris.

Dates: 1818-1969

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Collection 1
Diaries 1
Manuscripts 1
Photographs 1
Scrapbooks 1