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Harding Family Papers

Identifier: MsC0383

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Scope and Contents

The approximately one linear foot of material is divided into three major groupings. The first section consists primarily of diaries kept by Mrs. Harding's maternal grandparents, Bryan and Agnes McConnel Dennis. These diaries include descriptions of Iowa City and the surrounding area in the nineteenth century. The next catagory concerns Mrs. Harding's parents and specifically her father's family, the Heberlings. Included here are such items as a ledger and biographical sketch of her grandfather Andrew Heberling, a record books kept by her great grandfather John Heberling, assorted genealogical records and a scrapbook. The last area includes correspondence and ephemera from the McConnell, Dennis, and Heberling families. These papers are open for research and information on literary rights is available in the repository.


  • Creation: 1840-1975


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Margery Harding is the link between the Dennis and Heberling families. Byran and Agnes McConnell Dennis were her maternal grandparents. The Heberlings were related to her through her father. Andrew Heberling was her paternal grandfather and John Heberling was her great grandfather.


1.00 Linear Feet

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Diaries, genealogical records, account and ledger books, correspondence, and reminiscences of three generations. Includes descriptions of Iowa City and the surrounding area in the 19th century.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Margery H. Harding in 1980.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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