William Harden family papers

William Harden family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Harden, Edward J., (Edward Jenkins), 1813-1873
Creator: Harden, Edward T., 1890-1919
Creator: Harden, John Maxwell, 1867-1908
Creator: Harden, William, 1844-1936
Creator: Morse, Ann Harden, 1871-1913
Creator: Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856
Title: William Harden family papers
Dates: 1826-1936
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of William Harden and the Harden family of Savannah, Georgia from 1826-1936. The papers include correspondence, legal documents, genealogical materials, clippings, as well as speeches and writings of William Harden. The bulk of the collection (1844-1936) consists of correspondence to William Harden or Judge Edward J. Harden. Letters to William Harden pertain to Georgia history and family genealogy as well as letters documenting Harden's duties as Secretary of the Sons of the Revolution (Savannah, Ga.) and as Librarian for the Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, Ga.). Correspondence to Judge Edward Jenkins Harden discusses Georgia politics and law cases. Notable correspondents include Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., and Caroline Miller. Also includes correspondence of other family members including John Maxwell Harden, Edward T. Harden, and Ann Harden Morse. Of particular interest are a series of letters (1826-1857, with gaps) from George Michael Troup to Dr. W.C. Daniels of Savannah (Ga.). Writing from Milledgeville (Ga.) and Washington (D.C.), Troup's letters discuss Georgia and U.S. politics, state rights, Georgia land surveys, public education, tariffs, the nullification issue, and Indian affairs.
Coll. Number: ms2349

Biographical/Historical Note

William Harden (1844-1936), historian and author, son of Edward Jenkins Harden (1813-1873), judge, both of Savannah, Georgia.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Daniels, W. C.
Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Harden family
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Jones, Charles C., (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893
Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867
Men--Georgia--Societies and clubs.
Miller, Caroline Pafford, 1903-1992
Nullification (States' rights)
Patriotic societies--Georgia.
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia.
State rights.
Tariff--Law and legislation--United States.
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861.

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

William Harden family papers. MS 2349. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11P.26 A & B Gp. 3, Circa 1900-1916 ( 32.0 items )
2P.26 A & B Gp. 3, Cira 1788-1881 ( 12.0 items )
3P.29, 30, 31,-Gp. 3, 1857-1935
4P.32-GP.3, 1851-1951
5P.33-GP.3 Notes, Circa 1880s? - 1890s?
6Misc. Envelopes, Notes
21P. 3, 4, 5 Wills & Dec. GR.3, 1848, 1875, 1894
2P.1, 2, 2A GP.3, Circa 1800-1915
3P.6-Nell Harden Corres. GR.3
4P.7.8-GP.3- John Maxwell Harden
5P.9, Thru 13-GR.3 Edw. T. Harden
6P.14, 15, 15- GR.3 Anna (Harden) Morse
8P.P. 20-26 GP.3 Wm. Harden of Sav. 10F2
7P.17, 18, 19- GR.3