William Harden family papers

William Harden family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
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)
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.

Scope and Content Note

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.


Arranged in chronological order and 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 Colcock, 1804-1863
Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867
Men--Georgia--Societies and clubs.
Miller, Caroline Pafford, 1903-1992
Nullification (States' rights)
Patriotic societies--Georgia.
Slave bills of sale--Georgia.
Slave records--Georgia.
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia.
Speeches (documents)
State rights.
Tariff--Law and legislation--United States.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.

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, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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
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
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
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.
Miscellaneous Notes, Births, Marriages, Deaths - Includes Family of Baker, Miles, Way, Charlton, Slaughter, Battle, Stuart & Others
Miscellaneous Notes, Births, Marriages, etc.
7Genealogy - miscellaneous material
51 - 2Genealogy - William Harden and Descendants
3Genealogy - Bellinger and De Veaux families
4Genealogical Charts for Harden families, connected families and others of similar names
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
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
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
8Hardens - unidentified
9Printed material - photocopies
10Property - Buckland Hall, Kilkenny Plantation
11Maxwell family
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 Folder
2CHighway map of Oconee County (GA), 1966
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