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Frank Hatheway Papers

Identifier: MSS 0-137

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


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 was born in 1817 in New Burnswick, Canada. He came to Tallahassee in the late 1830s and 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 Agetha Morris de Vere, sister of Mrs. Maria Louise "Eliza" 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. His death occured in 1849. His only child, Julia, died from yellow fever in 1853.

Note written by Louise Richardson edited by Gabriela Franqui-Perez


7.00 items

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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.

Processing Information

Processed February 21, 1964

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US