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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(s): 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

Civil engineering -- England.
Civil engineers -- England.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Gibbes, George Smith, Sir, 1771-1851
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Harvey, Elizabeth Gibbes, -1891
Harvey, George, -1873
Miller, Louisa Harvey
Railroads -- England.
Women -- England -- Diaries.

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

12-9Correspondence, 18301913
110Will, 1903 December 15
21Diary, 1870
22Photos, Calling Cards, Genealogy
23Diary, 1870
24Diary, 1884
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
31Arithmetic Copybook
32Unidentified Diary
33British Stamps
34Scrapbook of T.L. Harvey, 1833
36Photos, Sketches, Artwork
4Glass Plate Negatives
43Glass Plate Negative
1Collection of Engravings, 1839
54Papers, metal artifacts