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Benjamin Morgan Harrod papers

Identifier: LaRC-253

Scope and Contents

The Benjamin Morgan Harrod papers consists primarily of materials about the construction of the Panama Canal, as well as flood control and navigation. Included is correspondence, a minutebook of the Isthian Canal Commission, a speech by Harrod, photographs, reports, and a bound volume.


  • 1878-1910


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Morgan Harrod (1837-1912), son of Mary Morgan and Charles L. Harrod, was an engineer and served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was also a member of the Mississippi River Commission, the Isthmian Canal Commission, and President of the American Society of Chemical Engineers.


2.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by medium, beginning with correspondence; arranged chronologically, a minutebook, a speech, photographs, reports, and a bound volume. The collection is made up of two boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Benjamin Morgan Harrod and Richard Foster. Date acquired: 11/30/1955.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection in 1963 and 1982.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1974.

Benjamin Morgan Harrod papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US