Frank Hatheway Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a diary of G. Frank Hatheway regarding his life and work, as well as examples of poetry, and a funeral announcement for his daughter, Julia. A scrapbook kept by Hatheway (originally MSS 0-138) is also part of the collection. The scrapbook contains a collection of poetry, clippings of historical interest, old prints, and pictures. The poetry is a mix of poetry Hatheway copied and original compisitions. A page of music in manuscript form, The Indian Maid, may be an original composition as well.
- Created: 1845-1853
- Other: Date acquired: 04/20/1956
- Hatheway, Frank (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
Frank Hatheway came to Tallahassee from New Brunswick, Canada, in the late 1830s, probably for his health. He was an accountant or bookkeeper. He was first associated with James Gamble who was in the merchantile business. Later he was associated with James Kirksey, a wealthy merchant of Tallahassee (this is the Mr. K in Hatheway's diary).
He was married in Tallahassee on March 18, 1846 to Miss Fanny Morris de Vere, sister of Mrs. John Louis DeMilly (the Mrs. D of the diary). Later memebers of the family are Miss Mary Lamar Davis, Mrs. Nellie Davis Ragsdale, and Mrs. Louise Clark Fain - all great nieces of Hatheway.
From Tallahassee, Hatheway went to Newport, Florida and was there associated with Daniel Ladd in the shipping business. Here his only child, Julia, died from yellow fever in 1853.
Note written by Louise Richardson
Language of Materials
Source of Acquisition
Gift of Miss Mary Lamar Davis
Method of Acquisition
MSS 0-137 (diary) was a gift from Miss Mary Lamar Davis in April 1956. Former MSS 0-138 (scrapbook) was a gift from Miss Mary Lamar Davis and Mrs. L.D. Fain in March 1956.
Processed February 21, 1964
- Business enterprises--Florida Subject Source: Local sources
- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- Music Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tallahassee (Fla.)--History Subject Source: Local sources
- Frank Hatheway Papers
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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