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Junius Hillyer memoir

Junius Hillyer memoir

Descriptive Summary

Title: Junius Hillyer memoir
Creator: Hillyer, Junius, 1807-1886
Inclusive Dates: 1874-1990
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms76a
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Junius Hillyer (1807-1866), born in Wilkes County, Georgia, was a Representative from Georgia.

For further information, see his Conressional Biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the original memoir of Junius Hillyer, dated February 25, 1894. The memoir describes life on the family plantation, slavery, thefamily's move to Athens, Georgia in 1821, Junius' attendance at grammar school, and activities at Franklin College. The collection also includes photocopies of papers concerning a memorial dedication at the site of the Freeman-Hillyer home place in Wilkes County, Georgia; photocopies of family history; and photocopies of letters from William Dickerson Martin and Peter Wellborn Martin.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Junius Hillyer memoir, ms 76a, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Hillyer family
Plantations -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Original diaries (memoir), 1874
12Papers regarding publishing of memoir (photocopies), 1987-1990
13Correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding Memorial dedication (photocopies), 1987-1988
14Family history and maps (photocopies), 1957, 1970, 1987-1988