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Collection Number: 03117

Collection Title: Peter Hagner Papers, 1730-1940.

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Size 7.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5600 items)
Abstract Peter Hagner (1772-1850), native of Pennsylvania, known as the "watchdog of the Treasury," was a clerk in the accounting office of the United States War Department, 1793-1817, and third auditor of the United States Treasury, 1817-1849. The collection includes correspondence, chiefly from 1815, related to Hagner's personal life in Washington, D.C., and to his official positions. Official items include correspondence about government accounts, contracts, claims, and appointments. Other papers relate somewhat to personal business and social life but are chiefly family correspondence, including letters concerning the education of a daughter at the school of James Mercer Garnett (1770-1843) of Essex County, Va.; letters from members of the related Nicholson family and Randall family of Annapolis, Md.; and letters from Hagner's children. Papers after 1850 are correspondence of the children, including a United States Army officer and residents of Washington, Annapolis, and Calvert County, Md., among other places. Also included, arranged separately, are the papers of Hagner's granddaughter, Isabella Louisa Hagner (fl. 1901-1940), consisting chiefly of personal letters from the family of president Theodore Roosevelt. Prior to her marriage, Isabella was social secretary to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt while she was in the White House.
Creator Hagner, Peter, 1772-1850.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Peter Hagner Papers, #3117, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Alexander Burton Hagner, 1955; Addition received from Larry S. Paarlberg, 1988 (Acc. 88073).
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Peter Hagner (1772-1850), native of Pennsylvania, known as the "watchdog of the Treasury," was a clerk in the accounting office of the United States War Department, 1793-1817, and third auditor of the United States Treasury, 1817-1849. His granddaughter, Isabella Louisa Hagner (fl. 1901-1940), was the social secretary to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (1861-1948) in the White House.

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The collection includes correspondence, chiefly from 1815, related to Peter Hagner's (1772-1850) personal and professional life in Washington, D.C. Official items include correspondence about government accounts, contracts, claims, and appointments. Other papers relate somewhat to personal business and social life but are chiefly family correspondence, including letters concerning the education of a daughter at the school of James Mercer Garnett (1770-1843) of Essex County, Va.; letters from members of the related Nicholson and Randall families of Annapolis, Md.; and letters from Hagner's children. Papers after 1850 are correspondence of the children, including a United States Army officer and residents of Washington, Annapolis, and Calvert County, Md., among other places. Also included, arranged separately, are the papers of Hagner's granddaughter, Isabella Louisa Hagner (fl. 1901-1940), about 500 items, 1901-1940, consisting chiefly of personal letters from the family of president Theodore Roosevelt. Prior to her marriage, Isabella was social secretary to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt while she was in the White House. An addition of 1988 (Acc. 88073) contains typed transcriptions of 58 letters, 1830-1848, from the collection.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated.

About 4400 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This series contains the correspondence of Peter Hagner (1772-1850) and his children and other relatives. Correspondence of Hagner chiefly relates to personal and professional matters. Professional correspondence includes items about government accounts, contracts, claims, and appointments. Other papers relate somewhat to personal business and social life but are chiefly family correspondence, including letters concerning the education of a daughter at the school of James Mercer Garnett (1770-1843) of Essex County, Va.; letters from members of the related Nicholson and Randall families of Annapolis, Md.; and letters from Hagner's children. Papers after 1850 are correspondence of the children, including a United States Army officer and residents of Washington, Annapolis, and Calvert County, Md., among other places.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1730-1798 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1799-1801 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1802-1810 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1811-1814 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5-7

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

1815 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 5-7

Folder 8-9

Folder 8

Folder 9

1816 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 8-9

Folder 10

1817 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

1818 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 11-12

Folder 13-14

Folder 13

Folder 14

1819 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 13-14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

1820 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 15-16

Folder 17

1821 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1822 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19-20

Folder 19

Folder 20

1823 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 19-20

Folder 21

1824 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1825 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23-24

Folder 23

Folder 24

1826 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 23-24

Folder 25-29

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

1827 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 25-29

Folder 30

1828 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31-32

Folder 31

Folder 32

1829 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 31-32

Folder 33-34

Folder 33

Folder 34

1830 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 33-34

Folder 35

1831 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36-40

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

1832 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 36-40

Folder 41-46

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

1833 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 41-46

Folder 47-50

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

1834 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 47-50

Folder 51-55

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

1835 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 51-55

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

1836 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 56-57

Folder 58-65

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

1837 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 58-65

Folder 66-70

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

1838 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 66-70

Folder 71-76

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

1839 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 71-76

Folder 77-84

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

1840 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 77-84

Folder 85-87

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

1841 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 85-87

Folder 88-93

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

1842 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 88-93

Folder 94-102

Folder 94

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

1843 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 94-102

Folder 103-109

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

1844 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 103-109

Folder 110-113

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

1845 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 110-113

Folder 114-116

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

1846 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 114-116

Folder 117-120

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

1847 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 117-120

Folder 121-122

Folder 121

Folder 122

1848 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 121-122

Folder 123

1849 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 123

Folder 124

January 1850-March 1851 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 124

Folder 125

April 1851-December 1851 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 125

Folder 126

1852 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 126

Folder 127

1853-1854 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 127

Folder 128

1855-1859 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 128

Folder 129

1860-1863 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 129

Folder 130

1864-1865 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 130

Folder 131

1866 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 131

Folder 132

1867-1869 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 132

Folder 133

1870-1872 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 133

Folder 134

1873-1874 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 134

Folder 135

1875-1876 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 135

Folder 136

1877-1878 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 136

Folder 137

1879 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 137

Folder 138

1880-1881 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 138

Folder 139

1882-1886 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 139

Folder 140

1887-1893 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 140

Folder 141

1894-1900 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 141

Folder 142-143

Folder 142

Folder 143

Non-family letters, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 142-143

Folder 144

Miscellaneous family letters, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 144

Folder 145

Letters of Alexander B. Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 145

Folder 146

Letters of Charles N. Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 146

Folder 147-148

Folder 147

Folder 148

Letters of Frances R. Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 147-148

Folder 149

Letters of J.R. Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 149

Folder 150-151

Folder 150

Folder 151

Letters of Mary M. Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 150-151

Folder 152

Letters of Peter Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 152

Folder 153

Letters of P.V. Hagner and Susan Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 153

Folder 154

Letters of Randall Hagner and Richard Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 154

Folder 155-156

Folder 155

Folder 156

Letters of Thomas Hagner, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 155-156

Folder 157

Letters of Eliza Ann (Hagner) Nicholson, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 157

Folder 158

Letters of E.H. Randall, undated #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 158

Folder 159

Clippings and biographical and genealogical Hagner data #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 159

Folder 160

Davis family data, St. John's Church, Washington, D.C. #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 160

Folder 161

Pictures, etc. #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 161

Image Folder PF-3117/1

Pictures #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." PF-3117/1

Folder 162

Volumes 1-2 #03117, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1730-1900 and undated." Folder 162

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About 500 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This series consists chiefly of Isabella Louisa Hagner's correspondence with members of the family of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt family members include Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt; and Alice, Kermit, Archie, and Ethel Roosevelt. Most of the letters were written from the White House or Sagamore Hills, Oyster Bay, and Long Island, N.Y. Other correspondence includes her Hagner nephews Alex, Randall, and Thomas Hagner. There is some genealogical material also included in the series.

Folder 163

1901-1903 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 163

Folder 164

1904-1905 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 164

Folder 165

1906 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 165

Folder 166

1907 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 166

Folder 167

1908 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 167

Folder 168

1909 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 168

Folder 169

1910 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 169

Folder 170

1911 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 170

Folder 171

1912 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 171

Folder 172

1913 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 172

Folder 173

1914 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 173

Folder 174-176

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

1915 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 174-176

Folder 177

1916 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 177

Folder 178

1917 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 178

Folder 179

1918 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 179

Folder 180

1919 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 180

Folder 181

1920 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 181

Folder 182

1921 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 182

Folder 183

1922 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 183

Folder 184

1923 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 184

Folder 185

1924 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 185

Folder 186

1925 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 186

Folder 187

1926-1927 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 187

Folder 188

1928-1930 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 188

Folder 189

131 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 189

Folder 190

132 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 190

Folder 191

1933 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 191

Folder 192

1934-1940 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 192

Folder 193

Undated correspondence #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 193

Folder 194

Hagner family notes and anecdotes #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 194

Folder 195

Hagner family notes and anecdotes, copy 1 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 195

Folder 196

Hagner family notes and anecdotes, copy 2 #03117, Series: "2. Isabella Hagner Papers, 1901-1940." Folder 196

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Typed transcriptions of 58 letters from the collection, 1830-1848.

Folder 197

Addition June 1988 #03117, Series: "3. Addition of 1988 (Acc. 880373)" Folder 197

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, November 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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