Margaret B. Harvey letters and lists
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Margaret B. Harvey letters and lists

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harvey, Margaret B.
Title: Margaret B. Harvey letters and lists
Dates: 1898-1899
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0371

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret B. Harvey was the Historian of the Merion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of six letters she wrote to Otis Ashmore, corresponding secretary of the Georgia Historical Society regarding the lists of Revolutionary soldiers she was compiling, enclosing several of her lists of Georgia soldiers. The lists are "Alphabetical List of Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers, Regardless of Rank, Including Continentals, Militia, Sailors, Etc.," "Officers of the Continental Army Who Were Killed in Service, Became Supernumerary, or Served to the Close of the War and Acquired the Right to Half-Pay, Commutation, or Bounty Lands, Georgia Officers," from W.T.R. Saffell, Records of the Revolutionary War (Baltimore: 1894), passim; "Pensioned Officers (Invalids) Georgia," from Saffell, op. cit, 533-534; "Georgia Militia," comp from Harper's Cyclopedia of American History and D.A.R. Lineage Books; "Georgia Archives, Vol. I. Alphabetical List of Revolutionary Soldier," from various sources, "From 'Biographical Annals of the U.S. in Civil Government,'" by Charles Lanman (Washington: 1876); "Georgia Archives, Vol. 1. Georgia Continental Line," "Liberty Troop: Members who had previously served in the war of American Revolution," from Charles Colcock Jones (1804-1863), Historical Address, delivered to the Liberty Independent Troop...February 22, 1856. Savannah: 1856). The letter of January 10, 1899 includes a list of "Proprietors in the Town of Sunbury who were also Revolutionary Soldiers." Most of Harvey's letters discuss sources. Some lists could not be identified as enclosures and have been counted separately.


Index Terms

Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Harvey, Margaret B.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Margaret B. Harvey letters and lists, MS 371, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Georgia Historical Society administrative papers.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: Margaret B. Harvey to Secretary, Savannah Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898 February 3
Regarding her paper, "Obstacles to D.A.R. Work." Describes the paper and her research.
 
Item 2: Margaret B. Harvey to Secretary, Savannah Historical Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898 February 16
Regarding enclosed article and manuscript list of 200 names of Georgia Revolutionary soldiers.
 
Item 3: "Georgia Archives, Vol. I. Alphabetical List of Revolutionary Soldiers"
Handwritten list of soldiers' names, with notes at end of sources.
 
Item 4: Margaret B. Harvey to Otis Ashmore. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898 April 16
Regarding extending her list of Georgia soldiers. She mentions reading The Dead Towns of Georgia and remarks on the town of Sunbury and the soldiers from this town. Poses many questions.
 
Item 5: Manuscript, from "Biographical Annals of the U.S. in Civil Government" by Charles Lanman, Washington, D.C.
Consists of biographical sketches of many Georgian politicians.
 
Item 6: Margaret B. Harvey to Otis Ashmore. West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898 March 13
Regarding sending new list; surprised at the amount of Georgia's Revolutionary War records available, had assumed less.
 
Item 7: "Alphabetical List of Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers, Regardless of Rank, Including Continentals, militia, Sailors, Etc."
Handwritten list of soldiers' names, some with rank.
 
Item 8: Margaret B. Harvey to Otis Ashmore. West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898 August 27
Regarding Liberty Independent Troop.
 
Item 9: Margaret B. Harvey to Otis Ashmore. West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1899 January 10
Regarding Harvey apologizes for not acknowledging Ashmore's letter sooner, she was ill with the grip. She thanks him for sending the names to her. Letter includes list, "Proprietors in the Town of Sunbury, who were also Revolutionary Soldiers."
 
Item 10: "Liberty Troop: Members who had previously served in the War of the American Revolution"
Handwritten list of soldiers' names (not alphabetical).
 
Item 11: "Georgia Archives. Vol. I. Georgia Continental Line"
Handwritten list of soldiers' names by rank, including Brigadier-General Lachlan McIntosh and the troop's surgeons. Includes notes at end of list.
 
Item 12: "Officers of the Continental Army Who were Killed in Service, Became Supernumerary, or Served to the Close of the War and Acquired the Right to Half-Pay, Commutation, or Bounty Lands"
Handwritten list of soldiers' names with ranks.
 
Item 13: "Pensioned Officers (Invalids)"
Handwritten list of soldiers' names with dates.
 
Item 14: Biographical note on Col. James Jackson.
 
Item 15: "Georgia Militia"
Handwritten list of soldiers' names and ranks, with note of source.