I'm going through all the presidencies since Jefferson with the mission of tracking the POTUS's personal and political views on slavery and annexation of Cuba, and positions on South America, as well as the positions on those issues of the other movers and shakers in their administrations, whether on the Hill, the Court or elsewhere. (For instance, Pierce's Secretary of War was -- Jefferson Davis ....). I'm not doing them order, but so far have managed Madison, Monroe, J.Q. Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Buchanan and Grant.
There is not a single book about Pres. William H. Harrison in the circulating collection of the NYPL. There seems to be only a single book about him in print, titled Old Tippecanoe. The NYPL doesn't have it. There's a book in reference called: The Life of Major-General William Henry Harrison comprising a brief account of his important civil and military services, and an accurate description of the Council at Vincennes with Tecumseh, as well as the victories of Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames, a campaign biography published by Griggs and Elliot of Philadelphia, back in 1840. Another Virginian!
"Harrison was in fact a scion of the Virginia planter aristocracy. He was born at Berkeley in 1773. He studied classics and history at Hampden-Sydney College, then began the study of medicine in Richmond." Then he went into the military instead. Maybe he found shooting more fun than healing? How will I know unless I can find the information.
I shall see if it is on google books or other full text sites.
Such are the consolations of history in these times as Armageddon slouches toward Bethlehem -- which has already been burned to the ground, figuratively speaking.