William P. Harden papers
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William P. Harden papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Harden, William Preston, Dr., 1821-1885
Title: William P. Harden papers
Dates: 1862-1885
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS137f

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. William Preston Harden (1821-1885) was born to Claudine Antoinette and Dr. Robert Raymond Harden. Dr. Harden acted as a surgeon during the Civil War, serving in the Empire Hospital and the General Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Sara Jane Murray. Additional biographical information about Dr. William Preston Harden has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains military orders, a newspaper clipping, as well as business letters that Dr. Harden received. Included are a summons before an unidentified medical board for his appointment as a surgeon, a letter countermanding transfer orders, a letter about legal issues with Lew Stewart, and a letter to "Jessie" about her education.

Index Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Health aspects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William P. Harden papers, MSS 137f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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