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Eugene LeHardy diary

Eugene LeHardy diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene LeHardy diary
Creator: LeHardy, Eugene, -1874
Inclusive Dates: 1851-1853
Language(s): French
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1046
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Eugene LeHardy (d. 1874), civil engineer, chief engineer for the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad Company, was born in Belgium and resided in Rome, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary of Eugene LeHardy, written at Rome, Georgia, from 1851 to 1853. Written entirely in French, LeHardy details his work surveying a railroad line between Rome, Georgia and Jacksonville, Alabama, probably the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad Company. Also includes comments on business affairs, farming and gardening, fruit growing, weather, and an interesting passage on an exhibition of the Etowah Agricultural and Mechanical Association.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene LeHardy diary, ms1046, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agricultural exhibitions -- Georgia.
Etowah Agricultural and Mechanical Association
Railroads -- Alabama.
Railroads -- Georgia -- Surveying.
Rome (Ga.)
Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad Company

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad Company letter book, ms1048.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1851-1853
12Physical characteristics of the line; land appraisal Floyd County