|Creator:||Cuyler, Telamon Cruger Smith, 1873-1951|
|Title:||Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 4. Correspondence|
|Quantity:||20.6 Linear feet (48 document boxes, 7 half boxes)|
|Quantity:||Series 4 consist of boxes 108-162 of the Telemon Cuyler collection.|
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 Upon his death in 1951, his large collection of historical documents and photographs were willed to the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Series 4. Correspondence consists of correspondence of Telamon Cuyler from 1880-1951. The correspondence includes incoming letters and typed carbons of Cuyler’s outgoing correspondence as well as contracts, receipts, and telegrams. The materials document Cuyler’s activities and contain information on his real estate ventures; the cotton and textile industry, trade, and mills; Cuyler’s law practice in Atlanta (Ga.) and New York (N.Y.); sales of ordnance and commodities to Europe, particularly Paris (France) during World War I and II; the flax trade and industry; Cuyler’s book and autograph collections; Cuyler’s involvement with the University of Georgia’s War Memorial Board (1935-1939); and some sporadic (1905, 1942-1948) correspondence and reminiscences pertaining to his involvement in the Russo-Japanese Peace Conference (1905).
The series also contains correspondence with Marguerite Rathereedan regarding World War II which discusses life in Great Britain during the war, politics, and the Bundles for Britain program. Other correspondents include James W. Austin, Frank Butterworth, Herbert Choate, Barton Cuyler, Grace Barton Cuyler, Marmaduke Hamilton Floyd, John B. Gamble, Walter Hinton, Cuyler’s father, Henry W. Smith, and William Warren.
Arranged mainly chronologically, occasionally by topic.
Telamon Cuyler collection, MS 1170: Series 4. Telamon Cuyler Correspondence. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
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 Series 4. Correspondence (this guide covers series 4) Series 5. Writings, Notes, and Photographs