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Hart Papers I and II, 1847-1934

Title
Hart Papers I and II, 1847-1934
ID
Mss. 39.1 H29
Extent
4.0 Cubic Feet
More Extent Information
382 items.
Scope and Contents

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.

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Arrangement
Series One contains the family papers of John Hart and Series Two contains the 19th century photographs collected by John Hart.
Creators
Hart, John (1860-1937)
Anderson Gallery
Cabell, James Branch (1879-1958)
Hart, Katherine McCowan (1863-1948)
Lee Gallery
Subjects
African Americans--Virginia--Photographs
Booksellers and bookselling--Virginia
Photography
Poets, American--19th century
Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Richmond (Va.)--Photographs
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
University of Virginia--History--19th century
Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century
Women's College of Richmond
Genres
Cabinet photographs
Carte de visite photographs
Certificates
Correspondence
Photographs
Poems
Publications
Stereographs
Languages
English

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Administrative Information

Acquired
10/1935.
Restrictions
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.
Rights
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.
Acquisition Note
 Source: John Hart.

Purchase.

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

Preferred Citation
Hart Papers and Hart Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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