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Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series I: Harmony Grove Mill 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, I. Harmony Grove Mill records (1902-1947) contain correspondence, orders, informational bulletins, ledgers, production records and other materials from the Harmony Grove Mills, Inc. The majority of papers document daily production-related correspondence between cotton brokerage firms and Harmony Grove Mills between the years 1927-1947. Also included are correspondence and circulars from the Cotton Textile Institute. Additional material in the series documents the activities of Harmony Grove workers during the General Textile Strike of 1934.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VII: Family 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Mrs. Hardman (Emma Wiley Griffin) maintained the majority of family-related papers in this series. Included are early photographs of Governor Hardman, genealogical information, courtship letters, and marriage congratulations. This series also contains various family letters from 1908 to 1953, letters and cards of sympathy on the death of Hardman in 1937, Mrs. Hardman's household financial papers, material documenting her world tour in 1953, and cards received during her illness in 1953. Her obituaries from several newspapers were added to the file. Additional family correspondence for the years 1927 to 1933 can be found in Series V. Governor, B. Office Correspondence.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XII: Maps and Architectural Drawings consists of six large maps of Georgia. The architectural drawing blueprints consist of sixty-three separate items. Included are blueprints and plats for the Hurricane Shoals Water and Power Plant, the State Capitol in Atlanta, the Hardman residences, and the land holdings of the Hardman family. A very rare lithograph, Bird's Eye View of Pelham, Georgia, published by Fowler and Downs, Morrisville, PA in 1908, is especially noteworthy.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XI: Artifacts 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series XI: Artifacts consists of personal effects, wardrobe items, and assorted medical equipment. Material includes campaign and convention buttons, calling cards and miscellaneous printed matter, and a variety of loose personal items--address and memo books, eyeglasses, coins, pipes, gavels and small plaques. Additionally, there are two dresses belonging to Mrs. Emma G. Hardman, a plaster head used for phrenology, and plaques that hung in Harmony Grove Mills honoring those who served during World War II.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series V: Governor 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine G. Hardman was elected governor of Georgia in 1926 and again in 1928 (term 1927-1931). The Governor series consists of correspondence and material pertaining to political appointments, bills, speeches, and miscellaneous information used by Governor Hardman. In these files researchers can locate information relating to the initial phase of reorganizing the state government (a process completed under Hardman's successor, Richard B. Russell, Jr.), health care issues, education, and Governor Hardman's interest in fingerprinting and phrenology. For additional information on Hardman's gubernatorial years, the researcher should also review Emma G. Hardman's diaries (Series VII. Family) and Scrapbooks (Series IX.).
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VIII: General 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VIII: General series consists of five subseries. World War I activities includes papers concerning Hardman's role as U.S. Fuel Administrator for the state of Georgia from 1916 to 1919. Personal Correspondence contains a wide range of material from the 1890s to 1926, including a folder of courtship letters from Rosa Taylor, correspondence concerning the unveiling of the memorial to Dr. Crawford Long, contracts, and speeches. Personal Interests contains miscellaneous publications, agricultural brochures, maps and church-related documents. Vault Papers consists of bank deposit books and financial statements. Publications includes information on public schools, speeches by others, and miscellaneous pamphlets. The 25 May 1944 issue of the Commerce News contains a feature on the 50th anniversary of Harmony Grove Mills. There are papers on prohibition, agriculture and education mixed throughout the series. Further documentation on these subjects can be found in Series IV. Legislative and Series V. Governor.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series IX: Scrapbooks 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series IX: Scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings kept by Mrs. Hardman and office staff on Governor Hardman's political career. The earliest scrapbooks contain clippings on the Hardman family, Hardman's medical career, and his early political career in the House and Senate. Later scrapbooks document Mrs. Hardman's activities as first lady and her interests after her husband's death in 1937. Mrs. Hardman's personal scrapbooks contain nuptial announcements for her four children and souvenirs from her 1953 world tour with the General Federation of Women's Clubs. There are also duplicate, loose newspaper clippings.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series X: Photographs 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  The Lamartine G. Hardman photograph collection consists of 624 images. The images date from the mid-1800s to 1953. The collection begins with early images of his wife's family--the Griffins, from Valdosta, GA--and ends with photos taken during a world trip by Mrs. Hardman in 1953. Subjects of the photos include the Griffin immediate and extended family, Griffin family vacations, and Hardman and Emma Griffin's courtship. The collection also includes photographs of Hardman's immediate and extended family, Hardman and Griffin family residences and property, and Hardman family vacations. Included are formal portraits of Governor Hardman and informal photographs of Hardman engaged in medical, agricultural and leisure pursuits. Of particular interest are photographs of Hardman with New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Calvin Coolidge, and aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series III: Political 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series III: Political files are divided into two subseries. The General files include correspondence, speeches, financial records, and newspaper clippings relating to Governor Hardman's gubernatorial campaigns. There are also fragmentary accounts of the 1894 campaign for State Senator. The most prolific records are from the 1926 and 1928 gubernatorial campaigns. The County files were kept in the campaign years 1926 and 1928 and are arranged alphabetically then chronologically by county. The majority of correspondence consists of mass-mailings to the electorate. There is also some correspondence between the candidate and his supporters.
Collection Title:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
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Abstract:  Lamartine Griffin Hardman was a doctor, businessman, manufacturer, farmer, and politician. He served in the Georgia General Assembly from 1902 to 1909 and as the Governor of Georgia from 1926 to 1933. Hardman's papers document his political, business, and medical careers and also include papers about his family.