George Leslie Harrison Collection


George Leslie Harrison Collection


Grayson, Alice Gertrude Gordon, 1892-1961






This series contains a vast array of general correspondence, mostly personal in nature
but official at times. The first four boxes of the series consist of family correspondence from the 1900s and 1910s, the vast majority letters written to GLH by his mother before her death in 1918. There also are several letters from GLH’s father, which cease after his death in 1909. Also present are letters from three of GLH’s four brothers - Ross, William “Billy”, Edward “Cleve,” and both sister Leila and an aunt Leila. Family correspondence continues to be interspersed throughout the remainder of the series, with the largest portion being a significant grouping of letters in box 12 to GLH from brother Cleve in the 1940s and 50s. Besides family correspondence, the series contains a large collection of congratulatory documents sent to GLH in response to promotions, appointments, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement, etc., and several boxes of general correspondence arranged alphabetically according to the name of the sender. The final two boxes in the general correspondence sub-series consist of memorial resolutions and condolences sent to GLH’s widow, Alice Gertrude Grayson, following GLH’s death in 1958. The final box of the series consists of select correspondence - correspondence of special note and interest from noteworthy people. This subseries includes communication from the following notable persons: William Howard Taft, Senator Robert Taft, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edith Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cary Grayson and family, Herbert Hoover, Wendell Wilkie, Harlan Stone, Cordell Hull, Fiorello LaGuardia, Henry Stimpson, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also included is a 1956 fundraising letter from the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and GLH’s response.


Grayson Family


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library


Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library



Collection Items

George Leslie Harrison Collection Finding Aid
A collection on economics, finance, insurance, and the creation of the atomic bomb
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