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Papers consist primarily of manuscript sermons (1908-1935) by Hardin, including one preached at a memorial service (1914) for his father-in-law, U.S. Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson. Also included is correspondence concerning his reasons for entering the ministry (1894), a call to the pastorate of the Second Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C. (1903), his opinion concerning the views of William Jennings Bryan on evolution (1922), and life aboard the ocean liner Espagne during a voyage to Europe, where he was a lecturer for the American Red Cross (1918); correspondents include his father, Parker Watkins Hardin, his wife, Julia Stevenson Hardin, Joseph Quincy Adams, William C. Covert, Anna Camp Edwards, William T. Ellis, Parker C. Hardin, Arthur S. Hoyt, Duncan Campbell Lee, John B. Ross, Hoy W. Smith, Louis P. Smith, and John W. Stagg. Additional items include a scrapbook containing photographs of his portraits of Hugh A. Moran, Adlai E. Stevenson, Mynderse Van Cleef, Woodrow Wilson, and Roger B. Williams, an unpublished typescript (carbon) of "A Kentucky Hardin in the Ministry" written by Richard Henry Edwards, notes for an address broadcast from Glasgow, printed copies of sermons, and pamphlets.

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