William Preston Harden, Sr. collection

William Preston Harden, Sr. collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Preston Harden, Sr. collection
Creator: Harden, William Preston
Inclusive Dates: 1800-1899
Language: English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms3479
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert R. Harden (1792-1889) married Mary Antoinette Gauvani on August 1, 1819.

Dr. William Preston Harden, Sr., of Watkinsville, Georgia was the great-great grandfather of attorney Charles W. Harden. William Preston Harden, Sr. served as commander of the Empire State Hospital Train and was assigned to the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a monogrammed amputation kit belonging to Dr. William Preston Harden, Sr.; procedures for treating Confederate casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the Confederate States of America; procedures for treating Confederate casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the State of North Carolina; a daybook for the Empire State Hospital Train containing transcripts of outgoing and incoming telegraph messages written by a Confederate aide-de-camp, including requests for medicines and food from the Confederate government in Richmond and directives from Richmond to Dr. Harden concerning his movements; tax list from 1857 for John Pruett, brother of Sam Pruett; unplated obstetric forceps and two extracting forceps belonging to Robert Raymond Harden; and one stethoscope belonging to William Preston Harden, Sr.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Preston Harden, Sr. collection, ms3479, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Harden collection, ms3364.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
oversized_box
1Amputation kit
 
1Procedures for Treating Confederate Casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the Confederate States of America
 
1Procedures for Treating Confederate Casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the State of North Carolina
 
1Tax list , 1857
 
1Daybook for Empire State Hospital Train
 
1Unplated obstetric forceps
 
1Two extracting forceps
 
1Stethoscope
 
1Ledger book, 1890-1891

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