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Carlton Hillyer diaries

Carlton Hillyer diaries

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carlton Hillyer diaries
Creator: Hillyer, Carlton
Inclusive Dates: 1859-1895
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (3 volumes in 1 document box)
Collection Number: ms266
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of diaries of Carlton Hillyer for 1859, 1861-1865, 1892-1895. The 1859 diary was kept by Hillyer while a student at the Union Academy (Washington, D.C.) and while the entries mainly document Hillyer's activities and lessons at school, he also discusses current events including the war in Europe, tensions in Mexico, local news of politics and court trials, and agriculture. The 1861-1865 diary contains writings of Hillyer including essays, poems, and translations of other's works. The 1892-1895 journal contains notes, probably used for newspapers columns, and clippings from the Augusta Chronicle of columns written by Issacher Marx.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlton Hillyer diaries, ms266, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Also known as the Stevens Thomas collection.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- United States.
Europe -- History.
Italy -- History -- War of 1859.
Merchants -- Georgia.
Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861.
Private schools -- Washington (D.C.)
Students -- Washington (D.C.)
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1859
12Diary, 1861-1865
13Diary, 1890s
15Christmas cards, Easter and valentines
16George Dudley Thomas speech
17Athens Banner, June 9, 1905
18Painting on Cob Webs
18Report of Board of Lady Managers (Louisiana Purchas Exposition), 1904
1Wood slats
1Upton's Infantry Tactics, 1874
1Mercantile Agency attorneys and bankers directory