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.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

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

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

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
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
31Arithmetic Copybook
2Unidentified Diary
3British Stamps
4Scrapbook of T.L. Harvey (Largely Diassembeled), 1833
6Photos, Sketches, Miscellaneous Artwork
4Glass Plate Negatives
3Glass Plate Negative
1Collection of Engravings, circa 1839
OS BoxVolume
4Papers and metal artifacts