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: 3.5 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 large card file box, 1 oversize folder A, 1 oversize folder C, 1 roll)
Abstract:The collection consists of the 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: ms878

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order and by record type.


Index Terms

Daniels, W. C.
Education--Georgia
Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Harden family
Historians--Georgia.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Jones, Charles Colcock, 1804-1863
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.
Speeches.
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, MS878. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence - George Troup, 1826
 
2Correspondence - George Troup, 1827
 
3Correspondence - George Troup, 1828
 
4Correspondence - George Troup, 1829
 
5Correspondence - George Troup, 1830
 
6Correspondence - George Troup, 1831
 
7Correspondence - George Troup, 1832
 
8Correspondence - George Troup, 1833
 
9Correspondence - George Troup, 1834
 
10Correspondence - George Troup, 1835 - 1840
 
11Correspondence - George Troup, 1842 - 1845
 
12Correspondence - George Troup, 1846 - 1852
 
13Correspondence - George Troup, 1854
 
14Correspondence - George Troup, 1855
 
15Correspondence - George Troup & Items re: Troup's Death, 1856
 
16Correspondence - George Troup, 1858 & Undated
 
17Pictures - George Troup, 1858 & Undated
 
18Slave Indenture, 1840, 1854
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1844 - 1869
One letter is from William H. Stiles, U.S. Rep. 1843-1845, re Custom House at Savannah
 
2Correspondence, 1870 - 1879
 
3Correspondence, 1880 - 1889
 
4Correspondence, 1893 Jan. - May
 
5Correspondence, 1893 June - July
 
6Correspondence, 1893 Aug. - Sept.
 
7Correspondence, 1893 Oct. - Dec.
One letter is from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Requesting that a copy of "Dead Towns in Georgia" be sent to his father
 
8Correspondence, 1894
One letter is 32 pages of Baker-Maxwell family History
 
9Correspondence, 1895 - 1896
 
10Correspondence, 1897 - 1899
 
11Correspondence, 1900 - 1909
Letters include a detailed history of the Maxwell family in a Julia King letter
 
12Correspondence, 1910 - 1914
One is from Crawford Long's daughter re his first use of ether as anesthesia. A letter from Julia King gives an account of breakdown and repair of a car in 1913
 
13Correspondence, 1915 - 1919
 
14Correspondence, 1925 - 1936
A Letter from Caroline Miller, author of "A Lamb in His Bosom", Pulitzer prize winner, re Harden genealogy. Last 3 letters are not dated
 
BoxFolder
31 Notes of a Short Northern Tour by Edward J. Harden & 2 Letters re:, 1868
 
2Correspondence - Anthony Barclay, January - March 1869
 
3Correspondence - Anthony Barclay, April - May 1869
 
4Correspondence - Sons of the Revolution, 1891 - 1895
 
5Correspondence & Accounts - Sons of the Revolution, 1896 - 1899
 
6Correspondence & Accounts - Sons of the Revolution, 1900 - 1909
 
7Correspondence & Accounts - Sons of the Revolution, 1911 - 1914
 
8Correspondence - Sons of the Revolution, 1915 - 1926 & Undated
 
9Clippings - Sons of the Revolution
 
10Richard N. Brooke
 
11First Presbyterian Church
 
12Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.
 
13Legal and Civil Documents
 
14Medals, Ribbons
 
15Photographs - Emma Williams, Edward Q. Smith
 
16Pulaski Monument and Confederate Monuments
 
17Society of the Cincinnati
 
18Telfair Academy, 1885 - 1914
 
19Miscellaneous Items
 
BoxFolder
41Writings, Speeches, etc.
 
2Maxwell History, including Typescript and Manuscript
 
3Georgia Gazette - Copies of Articles & Extracts
 
4Legal Papers
Copies & Extracts from Wills, Deeds, Bills of Sale, etc.
 
5Genealogy
Miscellaneous Notes, Births, Marriages, Deaths - Includes Family of Baker, Miles, Way, Charlton, Slaughter, Battle, Stuart & Others
 
6Genealogy
Miscellaneous Notes, Births, Marriages, etc.
 
7Genealogy - Miscellaneous Material
 
BoxFolder
51 - 2Genealogy - William Harden and Descendants
 
3Genealogy - Bellinger and De Veaux Families
 
4Genealogical Charts for Harden Families, Connected Familes and Others of Similar Names
 
BoxItem
61 The Hardens in America: From 1790 to 1997
 
2 Harden Immigrants and Worldwide Descendants
 
3 Hardens of the Civil War
 
4 Harden Family Heritage Book
 
5 Harden Heirloom Edition
 
6 Heraldry by Julian Franklyn
 
7 World Book of Hardens, 1993
 
8 World Book of Hardens
 
BoxItem
71 Narrative of Colleton County, South Carolina by Beulah Glover
 
2 Port Royal Under Six Flags by Katherine Jones
 
3 Recollections of a Long and Satisfactory Life by William Harden, 1934
 
4 From Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek by Buddy Sullivan
 
BoxFolder
81Harden Property, Cemetery, Military (from Notebook)
 
2Harden Schools, Wills, Documents (from Notebook)
 
3Harden Armorial - Coat of Arms (from Notebook)
 
4Material re: Oregon Trail, South Carolina Militia, Richard Harden Notebook of Research Notes, C. C. Jones Address 1856, "Drumbeats in Georgia" poster, Georgia Geography
 
5Sons of the Revolution (from Folder), 1905
 
6Harden Family Letters - Photocopies and Typed Copies
 
7Genealogy
 
8Hardens - Unidentified
 
9Printed Material - Photocopies
 
10Property - Buckland Hall, Kilkenny Plantation
 
11Maxwell Family
 
12Heraldry
 
Box
9Index Cards - Genealogy Research
 
OS Folder
1ABryan County (GA) Indenture - Slaves Sold by George McAlister to Rev. James Scriven, 1846
 
Printed Map of Stagecoach Route in Georgia, circa 1825
 
3Printed Drawing of Andersonville Prison (GA) in 1864
 
OS FolderMap-case
2C4Highway Map of Oconee County (GA), 1966
 
othertype
Roll 1Copies of Famous History Documents
 
OS Folder
2CReprint (1967) of Map by Henry Mouzon - An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with Their Indian Frontiers, 1775