Barnard Elliot Habersham family papers

Barnard Elliot Habersham family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Habersham family
Creator: Habersham, Alexander Wylly, 1826-1883
Creator: Habersham, Barnard Elliot, b. 1814
Creator: Habersham, Catherine Elliot
Creator: Habersham, Francis Barnard
Creator: Habersham, Richard Wylly, 1786-1842
Creator: Habersham, Sarah Elliot
Creator: Mathewes, Harriet E.
Title: Barnard Elliot Habersham family papers
Dates: 1812-1862
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (145 items in 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of the papers of Barnard Elliot Habersham from 1812-1862. The papers consist primarily of correspondence to Barnard from his father, Richard W. Habersham, his mother Sarah Elliot Habersham, his sister Catherine Elliot Habersham, his sister-in-law Harriet E. Mathewes, his brothers Alexander Wylly Habersham and Francis Barnard Habersham, and his grandmother, C. Elliot. Of particular interest are letters to Barnard from his father regarding national affairs (1840-1842) written while he was serving in the U.S. Congress; family letters describing epidemics of cholera (1834) and yellow fever (1854) in Savannah; and letters from his son, Robert, describing his travels to Barbadoes and South America.
Coll. Number: ms36

Biographical/Historical Note

Barnard Elliot Habersham was the son of Richard Wylly Habersham and Mary Hazzard Elliot of Savannah of Clarkesville, Georgia. He married Emma Mathewes, of Charleston. Their children were Ella, Robert, Richard, and Frank.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Barbados--Description and travel.
Clarkesville (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Congressional records.
Legislators--United States.
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
South America--Description and travel.
United States--Politics and government--1837-1841.
United States. Congress. House.
Yellow fever--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

Barnard Elliot Habersham family papers. MS 36. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Habersham Letters, 1812
2Habersham Letters, 1822
3Habersham Letters, 1824
4Habersham Letters, 1829
5Habersham Letters, 1834
6Habersham Letters, 1835
7Habersham Letters, 1836
8Habersham Letters, 1837
9Habersham Letters, 1838
10Habersham Letters, 1839
11Habersham Letters, 1840
12Habersham Letters, 1841
13Habersham Letters, 1842
14Habersham Letters, 1843
15Habersham Letters, 1844
16Habersham Letters, 1845
17Habersham Letters, 1846
18Habersham Letters, 1849
19Habersham Letters, 1850
20Habersham Letters, 1851
21Habersham Letters, 1852
22Habersham Letters, 1853
23Habersham Letters, 1854
24Habersham Letters, 1858
25Habersham Letters, 1862
26Habersham Letters, Dates not known