Edward Harden family papers

Edward Harden family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Carithers, Elizabeth, b. 1874
Creator: Harden, Edward, 1784-1849
Creator: Jackson, Eveline Harden, 1848-1928
Title: Edward Harden family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1830-1900
Dates: 1779-1928
Quantity: 5.6 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 1 flat box, 2 oversized boxes; 5 microfilm reels)
Abstract:The collection consists of the papers of Edward Harden and other Harden and Jackson family members of Savannah and Athens, Georgia from 1779-1928. Materials relating to Edward Harden include indentures, receipts, account books (1836-1842) for his law practice, and common place books (1805, 1830-1837) containing accounts for his plantations, legal notes, and journal entries describing his daily activities. The collection also includes diaries (1864-1928, with gaps) of Harden's great-niece, Eveline Harden Jackson, describing her school days, social activities, the Civil War, and news of family and friends and a diary (1892) of Harden's great great-niece Elizabeth Carithers, detailing her social activities, church, and family news.
Coll. Number: ms45

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Harden (1784-1849) was a lawyer, planter, soldier, judge, and Georgia Senator, and resided in Savannah and Athens, Georgia. Other family members include Harden's great-niece Evaline Harden Jackson (1848-1928) and great great-niece Elizabeth Carithers (b. 1874).


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the letters, receipts, autographs, commissions, deeds, diaries, scrapbooks, etc. of the Edward Harden family of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Harden was a planter and politician from Savannah and Athens. Along with his papers, the collection contains diaries, etc. of his wife, Mary Ann Elizabeth Randolph, their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Greenhill Harden, and of Edward Harden Jr.'s children. Also included are diaries, etc. of Harden's great-niece Evelyn Harden Jackson, and his great great-niece Elizabeth Carithers. Scrapbooks and other materials relate to the Lucy Cobb Institute and several Athens residents.

The diaries included have also been preserved on microform.


Arrangement

Arranged into 6 series by family member and/or record type.


Index Terms

Account books
Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Diaries.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lawyers--Georgia.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Practice of law--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Women--Georgia--Diaries.

General Notes

5 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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

Edward Harden family papers, MS 45. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials located in other repositories: Drury W. Jackson family collection, Georgia Dept. of Archives and History; Edward Harden papers, Duke University.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Edward Harden Papers

BoxFolder
111779-1829
21830-1839
31840-1843
41844
51845-1849
61850-1855
71856-1859
81860-1864
91865-1869
101870-1879
111880-1889
121890-1899
131900-1909
141910-1919
15Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
211920
2Cut Signatures
3Cut Signatures
4Cut Signatures
5Miscellaneous, undated
Box
3Commonplace book, 1805
 

Series 2: Elizabeth Carithers

Box
3Diary, 1892
Scrapbook, Mildred L. Rutherford
 

Series 3: Evelyn Harden Jackson

BoxFolder
41Diary, 1864-1871
1bDiary, 1864-1871 (typescripts)
2Diary, 1875-1879
3Diary, 1879-1881
4Diary, 1881-1885
5Diary, 1885-1887
Box
5Diaries, 1891-1915
Box
6Diaries, 1916-1928
Diaries on microfilm: Reel 1 contains all diaries 1864-1871, and 1875-1881 [Microfilm reel: ms45-1]
Diaries on microfilm: Reel 2 contains diaries from 1864-1871 and selections from 1916-1928. [Microfilm reel: ms45-2]
Diaries on microfilm: Reel 3 contains diaries from 1879-1881, 1881-1885, 1885-1887, and selections from 1891-1915 [Microfilm reel: ms45-3]
Diaries on microfilm: Reel 4 contains diaries from 1891-1915 [Microfilm reel: ms45-4]
Diaries on microfilm: Reel 5 contains diaries from 1891-1915 and 1916-1928 [Microfilm reel: ms45-5]
 

Series 4: Mary Harden

Box
6Album, 1832
"Flowers that Bloom in Athens"
 

Series 5: Chloe Allen

Box
6Pathology notes & drawings
 

Series 6: Oversize Materials

Box
7Edward Harden - Commonplace books, 1830-1831 1830-37
Box
8Account book, scrapbook, 1836-1842
Scrapbook - Mirror Fashions
Box
9Elizabeth Carithers - Scrapbook