Felix Hargrett papers

Felix Hargrett papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hall, Jacob
Creator: Hargrett, Felix
Title: Felix Hargrett papers
Dates: 1790-1982
Quantity: 4.8 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder A, 1 oversized folder B)
Abstract:The collection consists of the papers of Felix Hargrett from 1790-1982. The papers mainly contain correspondence but also include historical materials collected by Hargrett himself. The correspondence (1917-1982) includes letters (1945-1973) concerning Hargrett's gifts to the University of Georgia and other institutions; correspondence (1932-1980) pertaining to Hargrett's establishment of an endowment fund at UGA; correspondence (1917-1969) with book and manuscript dealers; personal letters between Hargrett family members; and correspondence (1971-1982) regarding the Botanical Garden at UGA. Of particular interest within the historical materials is a volume (1861-1864) containing copyright records for the Pamlico District (N.C.), Confederate States of America; a record book kept by Spanish missionaries on the births, deaths, and marriages of Indians inhabiting the Arkansas region during the late 1700s and early 1800s; and a journal (ca. 1779-1782) of Jacob Hall. Hall's journal mainly describes the western expedition commanded by General John Sullivan against Indian tribes along the western frontier of New York during the Revolutionary War. Besides containing a day-by-day account of the expedition, the book also contains writings on a variety of subjects including medicine, literature, history, and politics.
Coll. Number: ms2311

Scope and Content Note

The Felix Hargrett Papers consist of eleven Hollinger boxes of material dating from around 1790 to 1982. The collection is centered primarily around Felix Hargrett, a 1924 graduate of the University of Georgia and one of the University's most important benefactors.

Boxes 1-8 contain mainly personal and business correspondence with a few other miscellaneous items. Because of the variety of subject matter, this material has been divided into several areas which include:

1) Correspondence concerning Hargrett's numerous gifts to the University of Georgia Libraries as well as several other libraries (1945-1973).

2) Correspondence concerning the University Botanical Garden (1971-1982).

3) General University correspondence, some of which concerns Hargrett's establishment of an endowment fund (1932-1980).

4) Correspondence with various book and manuscript dealers (1917-1969).

5) Family and personal correspondence (arranged alphabetically by last name of writer).

The last part of the Hargrett Family Papers (Boxes 9 - 11) consists primarily of historical material that Felix Hargrett collected over the years. Besides Civil War letters and other Confederate miscellany (book plates, calling cards, etc. ), two important items of special note are included:

1) A record book entitled Bautismos, Matrimonios, y lutierros de Indios Pardos y Morenos de la Rivera de las Arcas and kept by Spanish missionaries on the births, marriages, and deaths of Indians inhabiting the region of Arkansas during the late 1700's and early 1800's.

2) A notebook entitled A Journal of the Western Expedition Commanded by Hon. Maj. Gen. Sullivan. This journal, which was kept by Sullivan's surgeon, Jacob Hall, gives a fascinating account of a campaign that was designed as a large-scale attack against Indian tribes along the western frontier. It proved to be one of the major offensives by the colonists during the Revolutionary War and is also considered to be one of the War's turning points. Besides including a day by day record of this expedition, the notebook also contains writings on a variety of subjects, such as medicine, literature, and history.

In addition to the eleven Hollinger boxes making up this collection, there are also photographs (See separation record at end of inventory) and several oversize items, including seven railroad timetables (1887, 1930's & 40's) as well as a signed lithograph by Albert Christ-Janer.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Birth records.
Book collectors--Georgia.
Confederate States of America.
Death records.
Diaries.
Endowments--Georgia.
Hargrett family
Indians of North America--Arkansas.
Indians of North America--New York (State).
Marriage records--Arkansas.
Marriage records.
Missionaries--United States.
Missions, Spanish--Arkansas.
Registers of births, etc.--Arkansas.
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
University of Georgia.

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Felix Hargrett papers. MS 2311. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence



Subseries 1A: Correspondence re. University of Georgia Library Gifts

BoxFolder
111945
21946
31947
41948
51950
61951
71953
81955
91958
101959
111960
121961
131962
141962
151963
161963
BoxFolder
211964
21965
31966
41967
51968
61969
71970
81971
91972
101973
11Clippings re. UGA Library Gifts
12Miscellaneous re. UGA Library Gifts
13Printed material re. UGA Library Gifts



Subseries 1B: Correspondence re. Gifts to Other Libraries

BoxFolder
31Charleston Library Co.
2Confederate Memorial Literary Society
3Emory University
4Georgia State Library
5Virginia Historical Society
6Virginia State Library
7Washington & Lee University
8Wesleyan College
9Young Harris College



Subseries 1C: Correspondence re. University of Georgia

BoxFolder
411932-1954
21955-1959
31960
41961
51962
61963
71964
81965
91966
101967
111968
121969
131970
141971
151972
161973
171974
181975
191976
201977
211978
221979
231980
24Undated



Subseries 1D: Correspondence & Printed Material re. University of Georgia Botanical Garden

BoxFolder
511971
21972
31973
41974
51975
61976
71977
81978
91979
101980-1982
11Printed Material



Subseries 1E: Correspondence re. Book Collecting

BoxFolder
611917?
21932
31933
41934
51935
61936
71937
81938
91939
101940
111941
121942
131943
141944
151945
161946
171947
181948
191949
201950
211951
221952
231953 January-June
241953 July-December
251954
261955
271956
BoxFolder
2281957
BoxFolder
6291958
301959
311960
321961
331962
341963
351964
361966
371968
381969



Subseries 1F: Family and Miscellaneous Correspondence

BoxFolder
71Allen, George E.
2Black, Claude
3Brewster, Mary
4Brown Family
5Bush, Janie
6Cate, Margaret D.
7d'Antignac, Munroe
8Durden, C.W.
9Eggleston, J.D.
10Eggleston, Elizabeth
11Frederick, ? H.
12Gammon, Edgar G.
13Hargrett, Charles F.
14Hargrett, Lester & Family, 1920's
15Hargrett, Lester & Family, 1942-1949
16Hargrett, Lester & Family, 1950-1953
17Hargrett, Lester & Family, 1954-1959
18Hargrett Lester & Family, 1960-62 & Undated
19Hargrett, Mr. & Mrs. W.T., 1913
20Hargrett, Mr. & Mrs. W.T., 1925-1929
21Hargrett, Mr. & Mrs. W.T., 1930-1939
22Hargrett, Mr. & Mrs. W.T., 1940-1944
23Hargrett, Mr. & Mrs. W.T., 1945 & Undated
24Hargrett, Wesley T., Jr.
25Hargrett Family (miscellaneous)
26Harper, Francis
27Harris, Julia
28Harwell, Richard
29Hecker, Franz
30Hodges, Lucile
31The Home Insurance Co.
32Hubener, Oswald
33Kellam, Porter
34Sanders, Davis S.
35Sledge, Lamar C.
36Thornton, Ella May
37Washburn, John H.
38Washington & Lee University
39Willingham, Robert
40Wright, Albert H.
41Wright, Mrs. Charles K.
42Unidentified
 

Series 2: Subject Files

BoxFolder
81Biographical Information
2Certificates
3Clippings
4Employment papers
5Empty Envelopes
6Estate papers of W.T. Hargrett
7Genealogy (Hargrett)
8Genealogy (other families)
9Miscellaneous
10Naval career papers
11Notes
12Photographs (Liberty & Tattnall Counties
13Printed material
14School papers
15Writings by other people
 

Series 3: Historical Manuscripts & Related Material

BoxFolder
91Athens, Georgia. City Plan Study, 1925
2 Bautismos, matrimonios y lutierros, etc.
3Brown, Franklin Pierce. Journal, 1868 (transcribed)
4Brown, Joseph E. Papers (copies)
5Burks, E C. Correspondence, 1861 (transcribed)
6Confederate book plates, calling cards, etc.
7Confederate copyright records
8Corbin, Francis. Auditor's report of estate
9Correspondence, miscellaneous, ca. 1861-1898 & undated
10Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1863 & 1864 (xeroxes)
11Edwards Family. Genealogy
12Edwards Family. Correspondence, 1856 September 23
13Edwards Family Corr., 1856 October 8
14Edwards Family Corr., 1856 Undated
15Edwards Family Corr., 1859 August 22
16Edwards Family Corr., 1862 January 12
17Edwards Family Corr., 1862 January 23
18Edwards Family Corr., 1863 July 7
19Edwards Family Corr., 1863 August 24
20Edwards Family Corr., 1863 October 25
21Edwards Family Corr., 1863 November 6
22Edwards Family Corr., 1864 March 21
23Edwards Family Corr., 1864 April 19
24Edwards Family Corr., 1864 May 14
25Edwards Family Corr., 1864 June 1
26Edwards Family Corr., 1864 July 22
27Edwards Family Corr., 1864 August 27
28Edwards Family Corr., 1866 April 1
29Edwards Family Corr., 1866 December 8
30Edwards Family Corr., 186?
31Edwards Family Corr., 1876 January 23
32Edwards Family Corr., 1886 December 9
33Edwards Family Corr., Undated
34Edwards Family Corr., 1856-1865 (transcribed)
35Empty envelopes
36Re. Franklin, Benjamin & the U.S. Constitution
Box
10Historical Manuscripts and Related Material
1Grisham, Joseph. Seal
2 A Journal of the Western Expedition Commanded by Hon. Maj. Gen. Sullivan
3Re. Meigs, Josiah
4Printed material, miscellaneous
5Re. Randolph, Thomas Mann & others
6Stamps
7Ticknor, Frank. Corr. to William N. Nelson, 1844-1871 (transcribed)
8Re. Wild, Edward Augustus
Box
11Correspondence, ca. 1860's (xeroxes)
Writings re. John & William Bartram, Brown Family, & Botany
OS Folder
1BArtwork by Albert Christ-Janer
OS Folder
2ACertificate- Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 1924 May 26
Certificate- Tifton High School, 1920 May 25
Railroad schedules