Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers

Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers
Creator: Harvey, Thomas Chapman
Inclusive Dates: 1838-1913
Bulk Dates: 1838-1880
Language: English
Extent: 3.6 Linear Feet 3 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 1 volume
Collection Number: ms2150
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Chapman Harvey married Elizabeth Gibbes (d. 1871) daughter of Sir George S. Gibbes. Their children included (Samuel) George Harvey (d. 1873) and Louisa H.E. Harvey.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, photographs, glass plate negatives, and printed material. The correspondence includes letters from Sir George Smith Gibbes to his daughter Elizabeth Gibbes (Chapman) in which he discusses family news, British politics of the 1830s and 1840s, and the safety of railroad travel. Harvey family correspondence contains letters between Elizabeth Harvey and Thomas C. Harvey, some written during his service as a lighthouse inspector and Civil Engineer-Assistant Surveyor in the Bahamas; letters between Thomas and his son (Samuel) George Harvey discusses George's activities as a civil engineer; and letters between George and his sister Louisa Harvey (Miller) mainly pertaining to family news and social events. The diaries (1870-1871) were written by Louisa and contain brief entries on daily activities and cash accounts, while the notebooks include recipes, remedies, and inventories.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Chapman Harvey papers, ms2150, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Also known as the Charles S. Thorpe papers.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms3529.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Inventory
 
12-9Correspondence, 18301913
 
110Will, 1903 December 15
 
111-12Miscellaneous
 
boxitem
21Diary, 1870
 
22Photos, Calling Cards, Genealogy
 
23Diary, 1870
 
24Diary, 1884
 
25Journal
 
26Diary
 
27Diary, 1876
 
28Harvey's Report of the Bahamas, 1858
 
29Scrapbook of Drawings
 
210Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap-book with Poetical Illustrations by L.E.I, 1834
 
211Broadside, 1854 May 23
 
boxfolder
31Arithmetic Copybook
 
32Unidentified Diary
 
33British Stamps
 
34Scrapbook of T.L. Harvey, 1833
 
35Scrapbook
 
36Photos, Sketches, Artwork
 
37Miscellaneous
 
box
4Glass Plate Negatives
 
43Glass Plate Negative
 
volume
1Collection of Engravings, 1839
 
oversized_boxvolume
52Scrapbook
 
53Scrapbook
 
54Papers, metal artifacts

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