Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Inclusive Dates--Bulk


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes photocopies of Hardin’s correspondence between 1933-1937.

Biographical Note

John Gresham Hardin was born August 26, 1854 in Mississippi. He married Susan Adams around 1875. Throughout his career as an investor and farmer, and following the discovery of oil on his land, he developed a large fortune which he used to fund construction and trust funds for many educational institutions, including Abilene Christian College, now Abilene Christian University. He died on December 16, 1937.

Donor Note



This collection has been foldered but remains in the same box in which it was found in University Manuscripts.

Content List

Box 1
[First Folder] Finding Aid
October 1933 - March 1934
April 1934 - September 1934
October 1934 - December 1937


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #418

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz

Subjects--Personal Names

Hardin, John Gresham (1854-1937)


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