Hathaway Family Photographic Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hathaway Family Photographic Collection
Date
1886
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet
Subjects
Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Students--History.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Josh Tucker, Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by:Jason Flahardy
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Hathaway Family Photographic Collection, PA59M113,Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Captain Leeland Hathaway (1834-?) was a Confederate officer during the Civil War. He was educated at Western Military Institute in Georgetown, Kentucky, the Kentucky Military Institute in Frankfort, Kentucky, and at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Hathaway rode with John Hunt Morgan during the Kentucky 14th Calvary's raids in Indiana and Ohio in 1863. After the fall of Richmond, he volunteered to be a bodyguard for Varnia Howell Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. While under the command of General Basil Duke, he was captured along with Davis and his wife. He was imprisoned at Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary as well as Point Lookout, Maryland, Fort Delaware, and Fort McHenry, in Baltimore.
Scope and Content
The Hathaway Family Photographic Collection (.25 cubic feet, dated ) consists of twenty-two albumen carte-de-visite, one autochrome, two silver prints, and four photostats. All concern the life and career of Captain Leeland Hathaway (CSA). The autochrome is a particularly rare format and one of the earliest types of color photography. The albumen carte-de-visite were housed in a Civil War-era photo album.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.

Contents of the Collection

Album, 1860s

Twenty-two albumen carte-de-visite housed in a Civil War-era photo album. The album contained the following, handwritten note on the front papers: Bought in Pittsburg for me by [illegible] [illegible] of [illegible] [illegible] while I was confined in the Allegany city penn Penitentiary as a prisoner of war, Sept. 1963. Taken from me by a soldier of the 4th Kentuckyan [sic] cavalry when I was captured with Jefferson Davis in Georgia, May 10th, 1865. Recovered and returned to me by Ellen, Mrs. Davis' servant girl. Afterward taken from me by provost Marshal at Ft. McHenry in June 1965, delivered [illegible] on my release from Ft. McH in [illegible] / 65 LH

Leeland Hathaway, Confederate soldier; handwritten in ink "Affectionately your [illegible], Leeland Hathaway, adjt. major 12gt 4 cav CSA", 1860s

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General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (CSA), 1860s

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General Basil W. Duke (CSA), 1860s

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Unidentified man in civilian clothing, 1860s

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Major General Sterling Price (CSA), 1860s

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General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (CSA), 1860s

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General Basil W. Duke (CSA), 1860s

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General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (CSA), 1860s

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General Simon Bolivar Buckner (CSA), 1860s

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General Simon Bolivar Buckner (CSA), 1860s

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General Kirby Smith (CSA), 1860s

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Jefferson Davis, President, Confederate States of America, 1860s

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Major General Wallack (CSA), 1860s

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Inset of Confederate States of America flag, with caption "IN MEMORIAM", 1860s

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"Mrs. Leeland Hathaway" handwritten in ink on back, 1860s

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Unidentified woman, 1860s

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Unidentified woman, 1860s

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Unidentified woman; "To the happy family at Fort Lookout, Maryland" handwritten in ink on back, 1860s

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Ruth Hathaway; "To brother Lee from sister Ruth" handwritten in pencil on back, 1860s

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Woman with infant; handwritten in ink on the front "Your Faithfully, Varnia Davis"; written in pencil on back "Davis child with Nurse", 1860s

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"Miss Maggie Howell, sister of Mrs. Davis" handwritten in ink on the front, 1860s

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Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (CSA), 1860s

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Miscellaneous, 1899, undated

Series consists of one autochrome, two silver prints, and four photostats. The autochrome is a particularly rare format and one of the earliest types of color photography. The two prints and the four photostats concern fox hunting in Estill county, Kentucky.

Identified as Carrie Hathaway (Leeland Hathaway's daughter) in a acquisition note from 1968. This is unlikely due to the limited time autochromes were reproduced, Carrie Hathaway's age, and the apparent age of the subject of the image., [n.d]

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"Lizzie and Dick, Property of Wm. Hals" handwritten on the back, [n.d]

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Unidentified group of men on horseback, [n.d]

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Group of men; written on the back of the photo (imaged on the same sheet of photostat) "Left to Right seated: Leeland Hathaway, Brigadier General William Stephen Walker, Col. Scagg. Standing Left to Right: Roger Williams, Brady Frank, William Ramsey, William Grady, Dr. Sturgill", 1899

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Leeland Hathaway; handwritten on back in pencil: "Master of Hounds at the meet of the National Foxhunters Association at Estill Springs November 1899.", 1899

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National Foxhunters Association - group photo; Leeland Hathaway, seated, center, 1899

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Leeland Hathaway and Carrie Lee Hathaway; handwritten in ink on the back" Miss Carrie Lee Hathaway, Winchester, and her father Captain (CSA) Leland [sic] Hathaway at a meet of the foxhunters association.", 1899

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