3 series of papers, preserving Sir Charles Harris and Alan Harris' order throughout: correspondence 1890-1943; papers related to Harris' work at the War Office, chiefly during WW1 and in the 1930s; 4 notebooks.
Papers of Sir Charles Harris (1864-1943)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Born 2 March 1864, 2nd son of John Harris of Ivybridge, Devon. Bradford Grammar School (Scholar); Balliol College Oxford 1882-86. Math. Sch.; 1st Math. Mods. 1883; 1st Math. 1886; B.A. 1889. 1st in open competition Home Civil Service 1886; Clerk in War Office 1887; Assistant Financial Secretary (Permanent Head of Army Finance Dept.) 1908-20; C.B. 1911; K.C.B. 1913; Committee on Accountancy Reform; Joint Sec. of the War Office 1920, and Member of the Army Council; G.B.E. 1920; Commander, Legion of Honour, 1921; retired 1924. Married 1891 Lisbeth, daughter of Ferdinand Schiller of Calcutta, sister of FCS Schiller (Balliol 1882): 2 sons, 1 daughter. Son, Alan M. Harris (Balliol 1917, 1919-22). Date of death 10 June 1943.
Conditions Governing Access
Papers given to Balliol College by Alan Harris.
Other Finding Aids
The archival catalogue of the papers is online at http://archives.balliol.ox.ac.uk/Modern%20Papers/harris.asp
First described by James Armstrong, Modern MSS Asst, 9 April 1991. Collection numbered and repackaged, and additions & corrections to descriptions, by Anna Sander, college archivist, September 2015
This material will be retained permanently.
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Location of Originals
This material is original