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J. Harris Rogers Papers, 1872 - 1985


Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Rogers Family Papers consist of fifteen series, the first being on the Rogers & Clarke families in general, and the remainder focusing on the papers of individuals such as James Webb Rogers I, J. Harris Rogers, James Charles Rogers, Cora Rogers Clarke, Phillips H. Clarke Jr., Mae Harris Clarke and George E. Sullivan. The final series contains objects and oversize materials of varying types.

Extent: 30 linear feet Number of Boxes: 19, with 11 oversize containers


  • 1872 - 1985

Conditions Governing Access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


From the Collection: 44.5 Linear Feet (30 boxes)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

The J. Harris Rogers Papers Series consists of diagrams, notes, ephemera, patents, and pamphlets by and about J. Harris Rogers. The first folders contain handwritten and typed notes by Rogers and some by Capt. Quentin C.A. Crauford, R.N., on experiments done with radio broadcast and reception. Copies of all U.S. patents held by J. Harris Rogers are also contained in the series, as well as some of Rogers' foreign patents and patents held by others. The series also contains pamphlets from the various companies formed by Rogers and his family in the 1880s and 1890s, such as the Pan-Electric Company, the Rogers telephone Company, the Visual Synchronism Company and the U.S. Postal Printing Telegraph Company, as well as pamphlets from other contemporary companies, such as the Wanamaker Telephone Company, the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (!T&T), and the American Electro-Gas Telephone company. Finally, theh series includes some business records of J. Harris Rogers, including canceled checks, deeds, and papers regarding the settle of his estate. further business records and invention notes can be found in the J. Harris Rogers Notebooks Series and the Objects & Oversize Materials Series.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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