John Ratchford Hart Papers - Accession 185 - M96 (122)
Accession 185 - M96 (122)
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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.
The John Ratchford Hart Papers were given to the Archives by Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hart on April 18, 1978.
Local History, York SC, Catawba River, James Franklin Hart, North Carolina South Carolina Border
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "John Ratchford Hart Papers - Accession 185 - M96 (122)". Finding Aid 198.