Scope and Content of Collection
The Charles Fleetwood Hanna papers span the years 1873 through 1925 with the bulk of the material dating between 1900 and 1925. The collection contains his unpublished autobiography, correspondence and other writings, financial and legal documents, and photographs. Much of it is undated and handwritten in pencil. Some of the writings are on U.S. Treasury Department stationery. The letters are assumed to be copies or drafts. The single largest piece of writing is the autobiography dating from 1913.
The correspondence covers many topics including Hanna's rental property, retirement pensions for Civil Service employees, his life in Baltimore, and his requests to remain employed after reaching 80 years of age. The writings include notes on his family history, his own life and miscellaneous topics. The documents include copies of his will and leases for property he owned in Baltimore. Two professional photographs of unidentified men are dated 1900 and 1903.