59m113Hathaway family papers, 1817-1954, bulk 1865-1954 59M113Ida SellUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2012 April 16Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-12-19 17:49:13 -0500.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard
University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center
Hathaway family papers
0.64 Cubic Feet
1 box, 1 item
The Hathaway family papers are letters, scrapbooks, diaries, and general materials of Leeland Hathaway, his wife, Mattie Wheeler Hathaway, and daughter, Carrie Lee Hathaway.
Hathaway, Carrie Lee, Lexington, Ky. Gift, 1950.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.
59M113: [identification of item], Hathaway family papers, 1817-1954, bulk 1865-1954, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Leeland Hathaway (b. circa 1834), a native of Clark County, Kentucky, served under Confederate General John Hunt Morgan during the Civil War. He was held prisoner at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland. He was captured while serving as a bodyguard to Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina Howell Davis. His wife was Martha Wheeler Hathaway was born in Winchester, Kentucky, in 1845. Leeland and Martha had a daughter, Carrie Lee Hathaway (ca. 1867-1954), who lived in Lexington, Kentucky.
Scope and Contents
The Hathaway family papers are documents of Leeland Hathaway, his wife, Mattie Wheeler Hathaway, and daughter, Carrie Lee Hathaway. Included are letters written by Leeland Hathaway which refer to his imprisonment at Allegheny, Pennsylvania and at Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.) during the Civil War after his capture while serving as bodyguard to Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina Howell Davis. There are transcripts and notes of Mattie Wheeler Hathaway's diary (1869-1865) edited by Mrs. Hammund Dugan, a small Bible carried by Captain Hathaway and his scrapbook clippings, poems and pencil sketches. Additionally, the collection contains a child's scrapbook, 13 letters from J. L. Wheeler to Mattie Wheeler and Mrs. Caroline Wheeler (1861-1865), papers concerning Hathaway's parole and release from military prison, and a statement he made concerning Stephen Gano Burbridge and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings primarily about Kentucky and the Confederacy. Letters and papers of Col. James Mason comprise a small portion of the Hathaway family papers.
Collection is arranged by format.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
Scrapbooks -- United States.
Composers -- Correspondence.
Burbridge, Stephen G. (Stephen Gano)
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Davis, Varina, 1826-1906
Confederate States of America
Hathaway, Carrie Lee
Newspaper clippings about family members1904-195411Martha Wheeler Hathaway's diary transcriptioncirca 1860-186512Kentucky Sentinel, Mount Sterling, Ky.1866 April 20OS-171Family correspondence1861 August-1865 July13List of Morgan's Men interned at Alleghany/note about Stephen G Barbridge's command of Department of Kentucky undated, 186314Virginia Hanson Chapter Fourth Annual Convention program/Rock Island Rail pamphlet1900 November, undated15Notes on a conversation with Miss Carrie Lee Hathaway with Churchill Newcomb's comments in the marginscirca 192616Transcription of nine volumes of writing by Captain Leland Hathaway after the Civil Warundated17Scrapbook given to Carrie Lee Hathaway by her mothercirca 1860-187918Correspondence sent to James Mason1817 December 31-1839 November 1719Bible carried by Captain Leland Hathaway during the Civil War 1845110Scrapbook of clippings about the Confederacy and Kentuckycirca 1875-19001
Hathaway family papers