Skip to main content

Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS780f

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, articles, and ephemera compiled by Wesley Thomas Hargrett. Of particular note are letters that reference slavery in the South and everyday life in the 19th century. Other items of note include pay vouchers for members of the armed services in the United States and England.


  • 1794-1918, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Wesley Thomas Hargrett (1862-1945) was born in Worth County, Georgia to Shepherd Thomas (1833-1872) and Barbara Hargrett (1841-1889). He married Leila Fontain Warnell (1866-1944) in 1887, and they had at least nine children: Wesley (1890-1974), Haines (1890-1932), Charles (1911- 1992), Felix (1902-1988), Robert Lee (1904-1978), Leila Medford (1906-1997), Adelaide Rousseau (1896-1976), Lester (1902-1962), and Clyde Warnell (1894-1976). Hargrett worked for many railroad lines, including the Gulf Line Railway Company; the Hawkinsville and Western Railway Company; the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad Company; the Brunswick and Western Railroad Company; the Central of Georgia Railway; the Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway; and the Tifton & North Western Railroad Company. During his career he served as president of the Live Oak Railroad, the Perry Railroad, and the Gulf Railroad. In addition, he held several government positions in Tifton, Georgia, including tax assessor in 1891 and mayor in 1921.


5 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987

Description Control

This collection was processed in July 2017.
Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection
Edward Wiggins
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305