Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings

Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings
Creator: Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
Inclusive Dates: 1884-1946
Language: English
Extent: 69 item(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/137/LGH_XII
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings consists of six large maps of Georgia. The architectural drawing blueprints consist of sixty-three separate items. Included are blueprints and plats for the Hurricane Shoals Water and Power Plant, the State Capitol in Atlanta, the Hardman residences, and the land holdings of the Hardman family. A very rare lithograph, Bird's Eye View of Pelham, Georgia, published by Fowler and Downs, Morrisville, PA in 1908, is especially noteworthy.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dr. Lamartine Griffin Hardman was born April 14, 1856 in Harmony Grove, GA (now Commerce, GA). His father was both a physician and a minister, and Hardman followed in his father's footsteps by attending medical school at the Georgia Medical College in Augusta. He received further medical training at Bellevue Hospital in New York and also conducted post-graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania Polyclinic Hospital, and the Guy Hospital in London. In 1899, Hardman and his brother William established the Hardman Sanatorium in Harmony Grove.

Hardman achieved nationwide fame for his pursuit of the latest advances in medical science, especially his experiments in the new field of anesthesiology. Hardman was also a proponent of phrenology, the practice of measuring cranial features to predict mental traits. Phrenology was used throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to provide pseudoscientific defenses of white supremacy.

Aside from medicine, Hardman also had an interest in agriculture and manufacturing. He established the Harmony Grove Cotton Mill in 1893 and began investing in farmland, eventually becoming one of the largest farmers in Georgia by 1900. He used scientific processes to develop new agricultural practices, which he shared with other farmers around Commerce. Hardman was elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1902 as a representative from Jackson County. He served in the House of Representatives until 1907, when he was elected to the State Senate. In 1909 he returned to the Georgia House for a final term. During his time in the General Assembly, Hardman introduced bills to support agricultural education in public schools and establish the State Board of Health. Drawing on his upbringing as the son of a Baptist minister, Hardman was also an author of Georgia's 1907 prohibition law.

Hardman launched two unsuccessful campaigns for governor—in 1914 and 1916—before finally being elected in 1926. In 1928 he defeated E. D. Rivers for re-election. As governor, Hardman attempted to apply "scientific" processes to the administration of the state, which included establishing the Allen Commission on Simplification and Coordination to reorganize the state's government. Hardman proposed initiating a nutritional study of north Georgia to address reported shortcomings in the average diet. However, he also applied what he believed were scientific processes to capital punishment, using phrenology and a belief that fingerprints could be used to predict mental ability and criminality to determine which condemned prisoners would be spared from the electric chair.

Hardman left the governor's office in 1933. He returned to Commerce, where he lived with his wife Emma Wiley Griffin until his death on February 18, 1937.

Scope and Content

Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings consists of six large maps of Georgia. The architectural drawing blueprints consist of sixty-three separate items. Included are blueprints and plats for the Hurricane Shoals Water and Power Plant, the State Capitol in Atlanta, the Hardman residences, and the land holdings of the Hardman family. A very rare lithograph, Bird's Eye View of Pelham, Georgia, published by Fowler and Downs, Morrisville, PA in 1908, is especially noteworthy.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is organized into maps and architectural drawings.


Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2000.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XII. Maps and Architectural Drawing Blueprints

69 items
This series consists of six large maps of Georgia. The architectural drawing blueprints consist of 63 separate items. Included are blueprints and plats for the Hurricane Shoals Water and Power Plant, the State Capitol in Atlanta, the Hardman residences, and the land holdings of the Hardman family. A very rare lithograph, Bird's Eye View of Pelham, Georgia, published by Fowler and Downs, Morrisville, Pa., in 1908, is especially noteworthy. A separate index for maps and blueprints is available.
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MAP VI-10Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. U. S. Geological Survey, 1930. ([Scale: 2"=1 mile;Size: 18 1/4"x22"; Black and White])
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MAP VI-11 Bird's Eye View of Pelham Georgia. Fowler & Downs, 1908. ([Size: 21"x28" ; Black and White])
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MAP IV-47 Map of the former territorial limits of the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians exhibiting the boundaries of the various cessions of land made by them to the colonies and the United States. C. C. Royce, 1884. ([Scale: 1"=10 miles; Size: 31"x28" Colored])
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MAP IV-48 Map Showing the Territory Originally assigned to the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians West of the Mississippi. C. C. Royce, 1884. ([Scale: 1"=20 miles; Size: 29 1/2"x21"; Colored])
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MAP IV-49 Georgia/South Carolina. Rand McNally & Co., 1902. ([Size: 23"x19 1/2"; Colored])
MAP IV-49 State Highway Department of Georgia System of State Roads. State Highway Board, 1921. ([Scale: 1"=20 miles; Size 16 1/2"x13 1/2"; Blueprint])
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1Revised Plan for Residence for Dr. L. G. Hardman, Commerce,GA ([Blueprint])
1Hotel First and Second Floors (Edwin E. Wade Architect, Athens, GA) ([Blueprint])
1Hardman home place lots purchased by W. L. New, 1936 June. ([Blueprint])
1Dr. L. G. Hardman city property, 1936. ([Blueprint])
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MapcasePecan Grove subdivision of Mrs. Josephine H. Collins - a part of the L. G. Hardman estate, 1946 May 4. ([Blueprint])
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1Department of meat and milk inspection city of Valdosta, Georgia, 1929 February 12. ([Blueprint])
1State Capital, Atlanta existing and proposed drawings, circa 1926. ([Blueprint])
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MapcaseLands of Dr. L. G. Hardman, 1936 June. ([Blueprint])
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1Garage for Commerce Motorsales Company ([Blueprint])
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MapcaseCommerce Auto Sales Company ([Blueprint])
Mapcase3 lots, originally a portion of the L. G. Hardman estate in the city of Commerce, 1940 April 10. ([Blueprint])
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1Map of Old Troupville, GA from which Valdosta was settled ([Blueprint])
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MapcaseSketch of Proposed Water Power Development on Oconee River at Hurricane Shoals. Commerce, GA, 1918 February 20. ([Blueprint])
MapcaseDrawing No. 1 Dr. L. G. Hardman Water Power at Hurricane Shoals on Oconee River plan of Dam and Canal,, 1924 October. ([Blueprint])
MapcaseDrawings 2-4 Dr. L. G. Hardman Water Power at Hurricane Shoals on Oconee River, 1924 October. ([Blueprint])
MapcaseDrawing No. 9 Water Power at Hurricane Shoals on Oconee River,, 1925 August. ([Blueprint])
MapcaseDr. L. G. Hardman Water Power at Hurricane Shoals on Oconee River Profile and Cross Section of Canal, 1924 December. ([Blueprint])
MapcaseSectional Elevation of Headwall, Penstocks and Powerhouse ([Blueprint])
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1Report on Hurricane Shoals Water Power, Oconee River, 1924 June 9. ([Blueprint])
1Report on Hurricane Shoals on Oconee River, 1924 October. ([Blueprint])
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MapcaseMap of Proposed Dam Site and Race at Hurricane Shoals, 1917 July. ([Blueprint])
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1Sketch map of water power at Hurricane Shoals, 1901 August. ([Blueprint])
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MapcaseMiscellaneous iron for house of Mr. and Mrs. Hardman, Jr., 1939 December 19. ([Blueprint])
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1Library for Commerce High and a card catalog, 1923 May 18. ([Blueprint])
1Workshop and Locker room for Commerce School ([Blueprint])
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MapcaseProposed American Legion bronze tablet, 1937 June
MapcaseBungalow, Dept. of Farm Mechanics, Georgia State College of Agriculture, 1915 March
MapcasePlat of Re-Subdivision of part of Commerce, Ga. by C. J. Hood, 1910
MapcaseProperty of the W. B. Hardman estate 4 miles S. E. of Commerce, 1937
MapcaseW. B. Hardman estate in 253 District G. M. Jackson County, 1932

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