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William Harden family papers

William Harden family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Harden family papers
Creator: Harden, William, 1844-1936
Creator: Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856
Creator: Morse, Ann Harden, 1871-1913
Creator: Harden, John Maxwell, 1867-1908
Creator: Harden, Edward T., 1890-1919
Creator: Harden, Edward J. (Edward Jenkins), 1813-1873
Inclusive Dates: 1826-1936
Language: English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet (7 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 large card file box, 1 oversize folder A, 1 oversize folder C, 1 roll)
Collection Number: ms878
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Harden (1844-1936), historian and author, son of Edward Jenkins Harden (1813-1873), judge, both of Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of William Harden and the Harden family of Savannah, Georgia from 1826-1936. The papers include correspondence, legal documents, genealogical materials, clippings, as well as speeches and writings of William Harden. The bulk of the collection (1844-1936) consists of correspondence to William Harden or Judge Edward J. Harden. Letters to William Harden pertain to Georgia history and family genealogy as well as letters documenting Harden's duties as Secretary of the Sons of the Revolution (Savannah, Ga.) and as Librarian for the Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, Ga.). Correspondence to Judge Edward Jenkins Harden discusses Georgia politics and law cases. Notable correspondents include Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., and Caroline Miller. Also includes correspondence of other family members including John Maxwell Harden, Edward T. Harden, and Ann Harden Morse. Of particular interest, are a series of letters (1826-1857, with gaps) from George Michael Troup to Dr. W.C. Daniels of Savannah (Ga.). Writing from Milledgeville (Ga.) and Washington (D.C.), Troup's letters discuss Georgia and U.S. politics, state rights, Georgia land surveys, public education, tariffs, the nullification issue, and Indian affairs.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order and by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Harden family papers, ms878, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

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

Daniels, W. C.
Education -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia Historical Society
Harden family
Historians -- Georgia.
Indians of North America -- Georgia.
Jones, Charles Colcock, 1804-1863
Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867
Men -- Georgia -- Societies and clubs.
Miller, Caroline Pafford, 1903-1992
Nullification (States' rights)
Patriotic societies -- Georgia.
Slave bills of sale -- Georgia.
Slave records -- Georgia.
Slaveholders -- Georgia.
Slavery.
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia
Speeches (documents)
State rights.
Tariff -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Correspondence - George Troup, 1826
 
12Correspondence - George Troup, 1827
 
13Correspondence - George Troup, 1828
 
14Correspondence - George Troup, 1829
 
15Correspondence - George Troup, 1830
 
16Correspondence - George Troup, 1831
 
17Correspondence - George Troup, 1832
 
18Correspondence - George Troup, 1833
 
19Correspondence - George Troup, 1834
 
110Correspondence - George Troup, 1835 - 1840
 
111Correspondence - George Troup, 1842 - 1845
 
112Correspondence - George Troup, 1846 - 1852
 
113Correspondence - George Troup, 1854
 
114Correspondence - George Troup, 1855
 
115Correspondence - George Troup & items re: Troup's death, 1856
 
116Correspondence - George Troup , 1858 & Undated
 
117Pictures - George Troup, 1858 & Undated
 
118Slave indenture, 1840, 1854
 
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21Correspondence, 1844 - 1869
One letter is from William H. Stiles, U.S. Rep. 1843-1845, re Custom House at Savannah
 
22Correspondence, 1870 - 1879
 
23Correspondence, 1880 - 1889
 
24Correspondence, 1893 Jan. - May
 
25Correspondence, 1893 June - July
 
26Correspondence, 1893 Aug. - Sept.
 
27Correspondence, 1893 Oct. - Dec.
One letter is from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Requesting that a copy of "Dead Towns in Georgia" be sent to his father
 
28Correspondence, 1894
One letter is 32 pages of Baker-Maxwell family History
 
29Correspondence, 1895 - 1896
 
210Correspondence, 1897 - 1899
 
211Correspondence, 1900 - 1909
Letters include a detailed history of the Maxwell family in a Julia King letter
 
212Correspondence, 1910 - 1914
One is from Crawford Long's daughter re his first use of ether as anesthesia. A letter from Julia King gives an account of breakdown and repair of a car in 1913
 
213Correspondence, 1915 - 1919
 
214Correspondence, 1925 - 1936
A Letter from Caroline Miller, author of "A Lamb in His Bosom", Pulitzer prize winner, re Harden genealogy. Last 3 letters are not dated
 
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31Notes of a Short Northern Tour by Edward J. Harden & 2 Letters re:, 1868
 
32Correspondence - Anthony Barclay, January - March 1869
 
33Correspondence - Anthony Barclay, April - May 1869
 
34Correspondence - Sons of the Revolution, 1891 - 1895
 
35Correspondence & Accounts - Sons of the Revolution, 1896 - 1899
 
36Correspondence & Accounts - Sons of the Revolution, 1900 - 1909
 
37Correspondence & Accounts - Sons of the Revolution, 1911 - 1914
 
38Correspondence - Sons of the Revolution, 1915 - 1926 & Undated
 
39Clippings - Sons of the Revolution
 
310Richard N. Brooke
 
311First Presbyterian Church
 
312Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.
 
313Legal and civil Documents
 
314Medals, ribbons
 
315Photographs - Emma Williams, Edward Q. Smith
 
316Pulaski Monument and Confederate Monuments
 
317Society of the Cincinnati
 
318Telfair Academy, 1885 - 1914
 
319Miscellaneous items
 
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41Writings, speeches, etc.
 
42Maxwell History, including typescript and manuscript
 
43Georgia Gazette - copies of Articles & extracts
 
44Legal papers
Copies & Extracts from Wills, Deeds, Bills of Sale, etc.
 
45Genealogy
Miscellaneous Notes, Births, Marriages, Deaths - Includes Family of Baker, Miles, Way, Charlton, Slaughter, Battle, Stuart & Others
 
46Genealogy
Miscellaneous Notes, Births, Marriages, etc.
 
47Genealogy - miscellaneous material
 
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51 - 2Genealogy - William Harden and Descendants
 
53Genealogy - Bellinger and De Veaux families
 
54Genealogical Charts for Harden families, connected families and others of similar names
 
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61 The Hardens in America: From 1790 to 1997
 
62 Harden Immigrants and Worldwide Descendants
 
63 Hardens of the Civil War
 
64 Harden Family Heritage Book
 
65 Harden Heirloom Edition
 
66Heraldry by Julian Franklyn
 
67 World Book of Hardens , 1993
 
68 World Book of Hardens
 
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71Narrative of Colleton County, South Carolina by Beulah Glover
 
72Port Royal Under Six Flags by Katherine Jones
 
73Recollections of a Long and Satisfactory Life by William Harden, 1934
 
74From Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek by Buddy Sullivan
 
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81Harden property, cemetery, military (from notebook)
 
82Harden Schools, wills, documents (from notebook)
 
83Harden armorial - coat of arms (from notebook)
 
84Material re: Oregon Trail, South Carolina Militia, Richard Harden notebook of research notes, C. C. Jones address 1856, "Drumbeats in Georgia" poster, Georgia geography
 
85Sons of the Revolution (from folder), 1905
 
86Harden family letters - photocopies and typed copies
 
87Genealogy
 
88Hardens - unidentified
 
89Printed material - photocopies
 
810Property - Buckland Hall, Kilkenny Plantation
 
811Maxwell family
 
812Heraldry
 
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9Index cards - genealogy research
 
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1ABryan County (GA) indenture - slaves sold by George McAlister to Rev. James Scriven, 1846
 
1APrinted map of stagecoach route in Georgia , circa 1825
 
1A3Printed drawing of Andersonville Prison (GA) in 1864
 
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2CHighway map of Oconee County (GA), 1966
 
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1Copies of famous history documents
 
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2CReprint (1967) of map by Henry Mouzon - An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with Their Indian Frontiers, 1775