Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers

Thomas Chapman Harvey family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Harvey, Thomas Chapman
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
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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index 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, d. 1891.
Harvey, George, d. 1873
Miller, Louisa Harvey

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, ms2150, 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, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2-9Correspondence, 18301913
10Will, 1903 December 15
21Diary, 1870
2Photos, Calling Cards, Genealogy
3Diary, 1870
4Diary, 1884
7Diary, 1876
8Harvey's Report of the Bahamas, 1858
9Scrapbook of Drawings
10Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap-book with Poetical Illustrations by L.E.I, 1834
11Broadside, 1854 May 23
31Arithmetic Copybook
2Unidentified Diary
3British Stamps
4Scrapbook of T.L. Harvey, 1833
6Photos, Sketches, Artwork
4Glass Plate Negatives
3Glass Plate Negative
1Collection of Engravings, 1839
OS BoxVolume
4Papers, metal artifacts