Hardee family papers
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Hardee family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hardee, Herbert P., 1868-1894.
Creator: Hardee, John Lewis, 1837-1891.
Creator: Hardee, Noble Andre, 1865-1928.
Creator: N.A. Hardee's Son & Co. (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Hardee family papers
Dates: 1874-1906
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet (6 folders)
Identification: MS 0361

Biographical/Historical Note

John Lewis Hardee had two sons, Herbert P. Hardee and Noble Andrew Hardee (II). John and Herbert were commission merchants and fertilizer dealers in Savannah, Georgia. The business was established by Noble Andrew Hardee (1805-1867) as N.A. Hardee & Co., and was continued after his death by his son, John Lewis Hardee as N.A. Hardee's Son & Co. Herbert P. Hardee was associated with his father in the business. Noble Andrew Hardee (II) was a talented musician and specialized in singing and choral work. He was one of the founders of the Savannah Music Club.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists mostly of business records from N.A. Hardee's Son & Co., including papers concerning payment of or security for debts due N.A. Hardee's Son & Co.: correspondence, deeds, mortgages, bonds, and other papers pertaining to lots and or tracts in Savannah and Macon, Georgia and New York City, and in Screven, Laurens, Burke, Lowndes and Polk Counties, Georgia. There is a separate folder re John L. Hardee's lots in Dooley County. Some of the deeds are chains of title and thus have earlier dates than the scope of these papers. A few letters pledge shipments of cotton in payment. Included is a recipe book of Mrs. John L. Hardee, which also contains a list of names, apparently subscribers to some organization or cause, 1885-1886; a pamphlet, "The Hardee Fertilizers for the Orange," 1886; and papers of Noble A. Hardee (II) pertaining to music and singing.

Index Terms

Burke County (Ga.)
Business letters.
Business records.
Commission merchants.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Hardee, Herbert P., 1868-1894.
Hardee, John Lewis, 1837-1891.
Hardee, Noble Andre, 1865-1928.
Laurens County (Ga.)
Macon (Ga.)
N.A. Hardee's Son & Co. (Savannah, Ga.)
New York (N.Y.)
Real property.
Savannah (Ga.)
Screven County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Margaret Ellis Cubbedge and Charles Ellis, Jr., are the grandchildren of John Lewis Hardee.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Hardee family papers, MS 361, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret Ellis Cubbedge and Charles Ellis, Jr., 1948, 1957, 1960.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11-20Correspondence, deeds, etc.: Cotton; Savannah, Macon, Burke, Screven and Laurens Counties, New York City, 1874-1889



221-35Correspondence, deeds, etc.: New York City, Savannah, 1890-1892



336-52Correspondence, deeds, etc.: Lowndes County, Savannah, 1876-1900



453-91Correspondence, deeds, etc.: Dooley County, 1876-1891



592-93Mrs. Hardee's recipe book; pamphlet on fertilizers



694-96Noble. A Hardee papers; "Progress of Music," "Singing"; clipping on program, paper on "Singing", at the Woman's Club, 1906 November 27
2 copies of "Singing".