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Hart Papers I and II

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 H29
Papers, 1847-1934, including correspondence, essays, articles, and poems by John Hart, a Richmond book seller and poems, short stories, and a novel by his wife, Katherine M. Hart. The papers of John Hart include letters concerning the sale of books and two letters by James Branch Cabell. The collection includes diplomas and certificates awarded by the University of Virginia to his [father ?] John Hart of Louisa County, Va.

The Hart Papers (II) series contains 200 nineteenth-century photographs (stereographs, cabinet, cartes de visite), mainly taken by studios in Richmond, Virginia.  The subjects of these photographs are men, women, children, families, soldiers, statues, monuments and paintings.

Dates

  • 1847-1934

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

382 items.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

4.00 Linear Feet

Biographical Information:

John Hart was an educator having served on the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and as a book dealer in Richmond, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Arrangement of Materials:

Series One contains the family papers of John Hart and Series Two contains the 19th century photographs collected by John Hart.

Acquisition Information:

Purchase. 1926.02 - some of the Cartes de Visite photographs acquired in 1926.

Physical Description

382 items.

Processing Information:

Box and folder list inventory completed by Zach Woodward, SCRC staff, in February 2011.
Title
Guide to the Hart Papers I and II
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff, Anne Johnson, Peter Clicker.
Date
2007-07-27
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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