MsC 383

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1840 -- 1975
1 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: February 1998

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

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

Copyright:  Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on "Property Rights, Copyright Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials"

Use of Collections: The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Biographical Note

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.

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.

Box 1

Dennis Family:

Agnes Jolly McConnell Dennis
1864 -- 1882, original and transcript.

1883 -- 1884, original and transcript.

1895 -- 1897, transcript only.

1897 -- 1900, original and transcript.

Bryan Francis Dennis

1850, transcript only.

1891 -- 1894, three volumes and transcript.

1896 -- 1905, three volumes.

1906, one volume.

"Reminiscences of Grandfather Dennis" (Bryan Francis Dennis),1840 -- 1841.

 Box 2

Heberling Family

Andrew Heberling:
Biographical Sketch by Henry E.. Heberling (father of Margery Harding).

Ledger, 1865 -- 1902.

John Heberling:

Justice of the Peace records and account book, 1825. Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio.

Heberling family record books (primarily genealogical). Three books, including a book of Congressional autographs.

Heberling family scrapbook.

 Box 3

Correspondence, 1842 --1916, 1975. McConnell, Dennis, and Heberling families.


Secretary’s minute book, 1851. District meetings of school district #2, Johnson County, Iowa.

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