Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 3. Personal Materials

Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 3. Personal Materials

Descriptive Summary

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

Biographical/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 Upon his death in 1951, his large collection of historical documents and photographs were willed to the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.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 Note

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.


Arranged by record type and date.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
College students--Georgia.
Farm management--Georgia.
Jones County (Ga.)
University of Georgia.
World War, 1939-1945--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Related Material

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
2Diary, 1894
3Diary, 1895
4Diary, 1895
5Diary- Thomas and Smith law office (Atlanta, Ga.), 1896-1897
981Diary, 1897
2Diary, 1907
3Diary, 1923
4-7Diary, 1927-1930
8Diary, 1932
9Diary, 1934
993Journal, 1906
4Office diary, 1924
5Diary, 1929-1936
Georgia motor tours
6Diary, 1943
of a visit to the University of Georgia
7Diary, 1943 July 25-November
8Diary, 1944 February-March
9Diary, 1946 January-February
10Diary, 1946 February-April
11Diary, 1946 July-August

2. Memoranda and Memorabilia

This box contains Telamon Cuyler's undated handwritten notes on scraps of paper
1001Personal memoranda
2Personal memoranda
3Personal memoranda
4Personal memoranda
5Personal memoranda
6Personal memoranda
7Personal memoranda
1011"An account of my own life and times" by Telamon Cuyler, 1907
2"Observations and reminiscences" by Telamon Cuyler
3"Telamon Cuyler story"
notebook of memos, etc.
4Personal memoranda
Cuyler's notes on scraps of paper
5Personal memoranda
Cuyler's notes on scraps of paper
6Personal 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
Scrapbook, 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
Journal, ca. 1881-1939
"Wayside Notes"
Scrapbook, 1897-1900
105Scrapbook, 1939-1940
106Scrapbook, 1888-1894
Scrapbook, 1913
re: Cuyler divorce

4. Stationary

with coat of arms
with Telamon Cuyler's name
for travel
for clubs
5Stationary envelopes
6Beverwyck Quartos information, blank menu form