N. A. Hardee’s Son & Co. records
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N. A. Hardee’s Son & Co. records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: N.A. Hardee's Son & Co. (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: N. A. Hardee’s Son & Co. records
Dates: 1877-1884
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
Identification: MS 2203

Biographical/Historical Note

N. A. Hardee’s Son & Company was founded in Savannah in 1867. The business was located on Bay Street. John Lewis Hardee (1837-1891), the son of Noble Andrew Hardee (1805-1867) and his second wife, Ann Margaret Lewis, founded the company upon the death of his father, who died on September 10, 1867. John’s father had his own business, N. A. Hardee & Company, as a commission merchant. When his father died, John started his own company with his father’s former partner, General William W. Kirkland. Through N. A. Hardee’s Son & Co., John sold fertilizers and acted as a commission merchant. N. A. Hardee’s Son & Company probably ceased operations around 1886, as that is the last year they are mentioned in city directories.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials found in a restoration area near City Hall on Bay Street in Savannah. There is an account book, two pamphlets, a bill, and some checks from N. A. Hardee’s Son & Company, and they all date from 1877-1884. N. A. Hardee’s Son & Company were commission merchants and dealers in fertilizers. There is also a partial index that contains lists of names with notes about the person’s character. These notes usually refer to the person’s ability to pay debts and how easy they are to work with. Only letters E-S are left from the index. These index pages do not actually index any volumes, it was just used to record character notes.

Index Terms

Account books.
Bills of sale.
Checks (bank checks)
Fertilizer industry--Georgia--Savannah.
Hardee, John Lewis, 1837-1891.
Phosphatic fertilizers--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], N.A. Hardee's Son & Co. records, MS 2203, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Jarus Keller,1986.


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.

Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


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

Container List



1Letter-press copy account book, 1877-1879


2Pamphlet on Hardee’s Cotton Boll Ammoniated Super Phosphate, 1884-1885


3Checks and gas bill, 1877-1878, 1884


4Index listing names with notes about personal character
This listing of names is in a partial, oversized volume.
A-2203-001 Hardee’s Cotton Boll Poster View online.
A-2203-002 Hardee’s Cotton Boll Poster View online.
A-2203-003 Hardee’s Cotton Boll Poster View online.