Manuscript Collection

John Ratchford Hart Papers - Accession 185 - M96 (122)

Title

John Ratchford Hart Papers - Accession 185 - M96 (122)

Files

Identifier

Accession 185 - M96 (122)

Inclusive Dates

1862-1939

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

291 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

John Ratchford Hart was born April 20 1873 in York, South Carolina to James F. Hart and Jane Ratchford Hart. He attended The Citadel in Charleston 1889-1891. He read law under his father and was admitted to the bar of South Carolina in 1894. He married Mary Jackson Hunter (1878-1964) of York on June 6, 1906. He served in the South Carolina House 1918-1920 and the South Carolina Senate 1920-1924. He died in 1939.

Scope and Content Note

The John Ratchford Hart Papers consist of correspondence between Mr. Hart (1873-1939) and A.S. Salley concerning the boundary between North and South Carolina, entries from deed books concerning lots of land in the city of York, SC, correspondence between Mr. Hart and various South Carolinians, including Captain W.E. Gonzales in which they discuss historical matters in South Carolina, a history of York, a history of the Catawba River, and a biography of educator, senator, lawyer, and Confederate Major James Franklin Hart (1837-1905 ) of Yorkville, SC written by Mr. Hart, a speech by Mr. Hart concerning the history of the Supreme Court of North Carolina titled “Historical Gems and Ideals” and copies of issues of newspapers, including The Daily Southern Guardian, The Press, and the Tri-Weekly Mercury, all published in 1862.

Additional Notes

The newspapers were transferred to Accession 218, Newspaper Collection.

Provenance

The John Ratchford Hart Papers were given to the Archives by Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hart on April 18, 1978.

Keywords

Local History, York SC, Catawba River, James Franklin Hart, North Carolina South Carolina Border

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

John Ratchford Hart Papers - Accession 185 - M96 (122)

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