Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers

Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Gibbes, George Smith, Sir, 1771-1851
Creator: Harvey, Elizabeth Gibbes, d. 1891.
Creator: Harvey, George, d. 1873
Creator: Harvey, Thomas Chapman
Creator: Miller, Louisa Harvey
Title: Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1838-1880
Dates: 1838-1913
Quantity: 3.6 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 1 volume)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Thomas Chapman Harvey and the Harvey family of Bath, England from 1838-1913. The papers include 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.
Coll. Number: ms2150

Biographical/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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Civil engineering--England.
Civil engineers--England.
Diaries.
England--Social life and customs--19th century.
Great Britain--Politics and government--1837-1901.
Photographs.
Railroads--England.
Women--England--Diaries.

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Chapman Harvey papers. MS 2150. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, MS 3529.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Inventory, Undated
 
2Correspondence, 1830's
 
3Correspondence, 1840's
 
4Correspondence, 1850's
 
5Correspondence, 1860's
 
6Correspondence, 1870's
 
7Correspondence, 1870's
 
8Correspondence, 1880's
 
9Correspondence, 1913
 
10Will, December 15, 1903
 
11Untitled, Undated
 
12Untitled, Undated
 
BoxItem
21Diary, 1870
 
2Photos, Calling Cards Genealogy, Undated
 
3Diary, 1870
 
4Diary, 1884
 
5Miscellaneous Journal, Undated
 
6Diary, Undated
 
7Diary, 1876(?)
 
8Harvey's Report of the Bahamas, 1858
 
9Scrapbook of Drawings, Undated
 
10Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap-book with Poetical Illustrations by L.E.I, 1834
 
11Broadside, May 23 1854
 
BoxFolder
31Arithmetic Copybook
 
2Unidentified Diary
 
3British Stamps
 
4Scrapbook of T.L. Harvey (Largely Diassembeled), 1833
 
5Scrapbook
 
6Photos, Sketches, Miscellaneous Artwork
 
7Miscellaneous
 
Box
4Glass Plate Negatives
 
3Glass Plate Negative
 
Volume
1Collection of Engravings, circa 1839
 
OS BoxVolume
52Scrapbook
 
Scrapbook
 
4Papers and metal artifacts