Title: Thomas B. Harris
Description: Charcoal portrait drawing of Thomas B. Harris (Tom) dressed in suit and plumed hat. Drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. Handwritten on the back in pencil, "T. B. Harris."
Biographical Note: One of Quantrill's guerrillas, Harris was with Quantrill in Kentucky when Quantrill was mortally wounded on June 6, 1865. Little is known of Harris after the Civil War. There is mention of Harris in two documents held by the Missouri State Archives Missouri's Union Provost Marshal Papers: 1861-1866 collection. He appears to have been Callaway county's representative to the Missouri Constitutional Convention of 1865. (See also"Constitutional Conventions of Missouri, 1865-1875 in" Missouri Historical Review," January 1907, page 111.)
See Also: "Quantrill of Missouri" by Paul R. Peterson [MVSC 973.742 Q12ZP], index for entries for Thomas B. Harris.
Creator: Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
Date: Circa 1890s
Subject: Charcoal drawings; Guerrillas; Portrait drawings;
Local Subject: Harris, Thomas B.; Border Warfare; Bushwhackers; Civil War;
Location: MVO-56F Q
Notes: The portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most if not all of Anna Stacey's drawings were made from photographs. The MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) is composed of various types of art work including paintings, sculpture, drawings and sketches, large-size photographs, posters, and other miscellaneous items.
Item Type: Art Work, 14 x 18 in.
Digital Format: Tiff imported as jpeg2000
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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