Hart/ Bavarian ancestry; born London, England; lived in Montreal. Married Catherine Brett. Settled permanently in New York City. Grandson was Bret Harte, the American writer. File characteristics: Photocopies. Relates to material in and outside Montreal.
Pre 1900/ Legal documents re buildings in Old Montreal: rue des Recollets, rue Ste. Helene. Wills, properties, also Dame Sarah Gratz Joseph, de Sola, Pinto, Hart families. 1822 letter mentions David David as 'bon juif.'. File characteristics: Correspondence. Originals and photocopies. Montreal-related material.
Pre-1900/ Fur trader. Remarks: See also Anne Joseph research paper file P08/14. File characteristics: Clippings and correspondence. Originals and photocopies. Fragile/damaged. Relates to material outside Montreal.