Hardin, Charles W. Collection Charles W. Hardin Collection Ms.2022.062

Charles W. Hardin Collection Ms.2022.062


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Miranda Christy, graduate assistant

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2022.062
Title
Charles W. Hardin Collection 1847-1883
Quantity
0,3 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Language
The materials in this collection are written in English.
Abstract
This collection contains professional records and personal correspondence of Charles W. Hardin, a physician from Augusta County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Charles W. Hardin Collection, 1847-1890, Ms2022-062, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2021.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles W. Hardin Collection was completed in October 2022.


Biographical Note

Charles Hardin was born c. 1823 in Augusta County, Virginia. He studied medicine at University of Virginia and continued studies in Philadelphia, and by 1848, he practiced medicine in his home county. Some time after 1860, he moved to Summers, Rockbridge County, Virginia, where he sold general goods. He continued practicing medicine after the Civil War but expressed dismay over the decline of paying clients in postwar rural Virginia. He and his wife had several children, including a daughter named Minta Hardin and a son named Willie. Hardin died in 1899 at the age of eighty-five.

Source:

1850 United States Census, District 2 and A Half, Augusta, Virginia; Roll: 934; Page: 435b. Ancestry.com Database.

Maryland Medical Journal, a Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery. Volume XL, no. 1 (1898): 95. [https://www.google.com/books/edition/Maryland_Medical_Journal/0x2gAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=charles+w+hardin&pg=RA1-PA95&printsec=frontcover]

Scope and Content

This collection contains professional records and personal correspondence of Charles W. Hardin, a physician from Augusta County, Virginia.

It includes two ledgers with notes related to patients Hardin treated, including enslaved people prior to the Civil War. It also includes letters to family members and attorneys. Topics discussed include family health, financial troubles for physicians in Virginia after the Civil War, and an ongoing property dispute following the sale of his mother's land during the Civil War. The collection also includes two poems and a drafted debate response defending the importance of women's education.

Arrangement

The items in this collection are arranged by content type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African Americans -- History
  • African Americans -- History
  • Augusta County (Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Folk, historical, and patent medicine
  • Letters
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Rockbridge County (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Charles W. Hardin Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 ( https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/ ).

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Augusta County (Va.)
  • Rockbridge County (Va.)

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Charles W. Hardin Ledger
1847-1862
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Charles W. Hardin Ledger
1874-1875
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Letters to Family Members
1875-1883
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Letters to Attorneys
1881-1882
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Letter from Department of the Interior
1890
box-folder 1 folder: 6
"People's Journal" Pages
undated
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Miscellaneous Writings
undated