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Oliver Hart Collection
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Title: Oliver Hart Collection
Creator: Hart, Oliver 1723-1795
Biography: includes image
Provenance: Materials in the collection of Oliver Hart Collection were donated by Mrs. Roscoe Steele Maxwell, Sr. (Mary Alice Furman 1901-1998, gggranddaughter of Richard Furman through Wood Furman) in 1970.
Extent: 5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Date Range: 1754-1966
Languages: English


The majority of the collected papers of Oliver Hart are photocopies of diaries, correspondences, and engagement lists from his time as pastor of the Charleston Baptist Church. There are nine binders containing these photocopies, as well as one folder. There are several folders containing original diaries from 1754 and correspondence with Richard Furman from 1784-1794. Additionally there is an entire box of secondary sources, namely biographies, family trees, and photographs of Rev. Hartís headstone and gravesite.

The majority of Rev. Hartís papers are located at the South Caroliniana Library in Columbia, South Carolina. These particular papers were donated to Furman University in 1970. Since we do not own the copyright to the photocopies, we cannot make copies from them.

Arrangement: Secondary Sources, Sermons, Correspondence, Diaries, Artifacts.
Scope and Content: 1 box including secondary sources, sermons, notes, correspondence, diaries, and artifacts.

Collection Inventory: Boxes 1-4
Location: Manuscript Collection
Accession #: 1970-092