Wesley Thomas Hargrett collection
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
- Hargrett, Wesley Thomas, 1862-1945 (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.