Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864

Descriptive Summary

Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864
Harding, Aaron, 1805-1875
2 items
Harding, Aaron -- Correspondence
Harding, Jack -- Correspondence
Legislators -- United States
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Aaron Harding was born in 1805 in what is now Green County, but was then part of Taylor County. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practice in Greensburg. After serving as the county's prosecuting attorney and a member of the Kentucky General Assembly, Harding was elected as a Union Democrat to Congress in 1861. He served until 1867. He was also a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. Harding took up the practice of law again, settling in Danville. He later moved to Georgetown, where he died.
Scope and Content
This collection contains two letters written by Harding, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky, to his sons Jack and Sam when they were at school. One of the letters concerns Harding's opinions on the Civil War, while the other is personal and relates to his sons' schooling, clothes, smoking, and so forth.
Arrangement: Chronological
Creator's Occupation: U.S. Congressman, Attorney
County: Green; Taylor; Boyle; Scott