Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection

Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection
Creator: Hargrett, Wesley Thomas, 1861-1945
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (112 items in 1 document box)
Collection Number: ms29
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Wesley Thomas Hargrett (1861-1945) was born in Worth, Georgia, on 11 Oct 1862 to Shepherd Thomas Hargett and Barbara R Slappey. He married Leila Fountain Warnell and had 11 children. He served as railroad official for various Georgia railroads. Hargrett passed away on 13 Oct 1945 in Tifton, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Wesley Thomas Hargrett from 1889-1919. The materials pertain to business operations of various Georgia railway companies and includes contracts, correspondence, sketches, and printed materials. Topics covered include proposals to extend and connect the Gulf Line Railway Company (Ga.) and the Hawkinsville and Western Railway Company (Ga.) lines; agreements for right of ways between Tifton, Georgia and the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad Company; and business activities of the Brunswick and Western Railroad Company (Ga.); Central of Georgia Railway; Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway; and the Tifton & North Western Railroad Company. Additional materials include articles of incorporation, financial accounts, and a list of stockholders for the Tifton (Ga.) Educational Fund; photographs of Tifton, Georgia; railway passes issued to Wesley T. Hargrett (1909-1918); and railroad pamphlets.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection, ms29, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Donated by Lester Hargrett in 1955.

Related Materials and Subjects

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

16 Binder-railroad pamphlets , circa 1900

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