The subject was the son of James Harper (b. 1740) of Ispwich, England, who settled in Long Island before the Revolution. His brother, James Harper, was mayor of New York from 1844 through 1845, and grandfather of the donor.
Bequest of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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