William Preston Harden, Sr. collection

William Preston Harden, Sr. collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Harden, William Preston
Title: William Preston Harden, Sr. collection
Dates: 19th century
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms3479

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert R. Harden was born January 15, 1792 and died in 1889. He married Mary Antoinette Gauvani on August 1, 1819.

Dr. William Preston Harden, Sr., of Watkinsville, Georgia was the great-great grandfather of attorney Charles W. Harden. William Preston Harden, Sr. served as commander of the Empire State Hospital Train and was assigned to the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a monogrammed amputation kit belonging to Dr. William Preston Harden, Sr.; procedures for treating Confederate casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the Confederate States of America; procedures for treating Confederate casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the State of North Carolina; a daybook for the Empire State Hospital Train containing transcripts of outgoing and incoming telegraph messages written by a Confederate aide-de-camp, including requests for medicines, foods, etc., from the Confederate government in Richmond and directives from Richmond to Dr. Harden concerning his movements; tax list from 1857 for John Pruett, brother of Sam Pruett; unplated obstetric forceps and two extracting forceps belonging to Robert Raymond Harden; and one stethoscope belonging to William Preston Harden, Sr.


Index Terms

Government publications--Confederate States of America--Specimens.
Harden, Robert Raymond, 1792-1889 -- Correspondence
Medical instruments and apparatus--Confederate States of America--Specimens.
Obstetrical forceps--Specimens.
Obstetrics--Apparatus and instruments--Specimens.
Physicians--Confederate States of America.
Pruett, John
Pruett, Sam
Stethoscopes--Specimens.
Surgical instruments and apparatus--Confederate States of America--Specimens.
Taxation--Lists.
United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.--History--Casualties--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Preston Harden, Sr. collection, ms 3479. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Harden collection, ms 3364.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS Box
1Amputation kit
 
Procedures for treating Confederate casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the Confederate States of America
 
Procedures for treating Confederate casualties issued by the Surgeon General of the State of North Carolina
 
Tax list, 1857
 
Daybook for Empire State Hospital Train
 
Unplated obstetric forceps
 
Two extracting forceps
 
Stethoscope