|Title: ||Felix Hargrett papers|
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.
Arranged by record type.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Felix Hargrett papers. MS 2311. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.