Carlton Hillyer diaries

Carlton Hillyer diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Hillyer, Carlton
Title: Carlton Hillyer diaries
Dates: 1859-1895
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (3 volumes in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms266

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

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

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1859
2Diary, 1861-1865
3Diary, 1890s
5Christmas cards, Easter and valentines
6George Dudley Thomas speech
7Athens Banner, June 9, 1905
8Painting on Cob Webs
8Report of Board of Lady Managers (Louisiana Purchas Exposition), 1904
Wood slats
Upton's Infantry Tactics, 1874
Mercantile Agency attorneys and bankers directory