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Charles W. Hardin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-062

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.

Dates

  • 1847 - 1883

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction.

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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]

Extent

0,3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

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

Arrangement

The items in this collection are arranged by content type.

Source of Acquisition

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

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/).

Processing Information

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

Title
Charles W. Hardin Collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Miranda Christy, graduate assistant
Date
2022 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308