Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 3. Personal Materials

Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 3. Personal Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 3. Personal Materials
Creator: Cuyler, Telamon Cruger Smith, 1873-1951
Inclusive Dates: 1893-1946
Language(s): English
Extent: 5.2 Linear Feet (8 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 1 slide box)
Extent: Series includes boxes 97-107 of the collection.
Collection Number: ms1170.series3
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Telamon Cruger Smith Cuyler (1873-1951) was born in Rome (Ga.) to Captain Henry Hunter Smith and Estelle Cuyler Smith. He legally changed his surname from Smith to Cuyler in 1905. In 1893, he received a Bachelor of Law degree from the Univeristy of Georgia. In 1900, he married Grace Barton and they had two children. Between 1895 and 1905, he served as special counsel for the governements of Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, and Chile. Cuyler authored sixty privately printed works on Southern, Confederate, and Georgia history. Upon his death in 1951, his large collection of historical documents and photographs were willed to the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Scope and Content

Series 3. Personal Materials consists of diaries of Telamon Cuyler from 1893-1946, with gaps. The entries discuss Cuyler's college life at the University of Georgia (Athens); his work and social life in Atlanta (Ga.) where he began his law practice; later he discusses the management and life on his farm, Beverwyck, in Jones County (Ga.); and the home front during World War II. Also included in the collection are various pieces of memorabilia and scrapbooks.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type and date.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Telamon Cuyler collection, MS 1170: Series 3. Personal Materials. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 May 24.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

For the rest of the Telamon Cuyler Collection MS 1170 at the Hargrett Library, see also:

Series 1. Historical Manuscripts; Series 2. Family Papers; Series 3. Personal Materials (this guide covers series 3); Series 4. Correspondence; Series 5. Writings, Notes, and Photographs

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Diaries

971Diary, 1893
972Diary, 1894
973Diary, 1895
974Diary, 1895
975Diary- Thomas and Smith law office (Atlanta, Ga.), 1896-1897
981Diary, 1897
982Diary, 1907
983Diary, 1923
984-7Diary, 1927-1930
988Diary, 1932
989Diary, 1934
993Journal, 1906
994Office diary, 1924
995Diary, 1929-1936
Georgia motor tours
996Diary, 1943
of a visit to the University of Georgia
997Diary, 1943 July 25-November
998Diary, 1944 February-March
999Diary, 1946 January-February
9910Diary, 1946 February-April
9911Diary, 1946 July-August

2. Memoranda and Memorabilia

This box contains Telamon Cuyler's undated handwritten notes on scraps of paper
1001Personal memoranda
1002Personal memoranda
1003Personal memoranda
1004Personal memoranda
1005Personal memoranda
1006Personal memoranda
1007Personal memoranda
1011"An account of my own life and times" by Telamon Cuyler, 1907
1012"Observations and reminiscences" by Telamon Cuyler
1013"Telamon Cuyler story"
notebook of memos, etc.
1014Personal memoranda
Cuyler's notes on scraps of paper
1015Personal memoranda
Cuyler's notes on scraps of paper
1016Personal memoranda
Cuyler's notes on scraps of paper
102Artifacts including flask, scarf, wallet, and souvenirs of the inauguration of President William Taft, military memorabilia, etc

3. Scrapbooks

103Scrapbook, 1891-1896
103Scrapbook, 1893 1896
of University of Georgia Law Class of, also society items thru
104Scrapbook, 1914
"Notes on the Great War of the Nations", includes clippings, photographs, maps and printed material
104Journal, ca. 1881-1939
"Wayside Notes"
104Scrapbook, 1897-1900
105Scrapbook, 1939-1940
106Scrapbook, 1888-1894
106Scrapbook, 1913
re: Cuyler divorce

4. Stationary

with coat of arms
with Telamon Cuyler's name
for travel
for clubs
1075Stationary envelopes
1076Beverwyck Quartos information, blank menu form

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