Junius Hillyer memoir

Junius Hillyer memoir

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hillyer, Junius, 1807-1886
Title: Junius Hillyer memoir
Dates: 1874-1990
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms76a

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Original diaries (memoir), 1874
 
2Papers regarding publishing of memoir (photocopies), 1987-1990
 
3Correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding Memorial dedication (photocopies), 1987-1988
 
4Family history and maps (photocopies), 1957, 1970, 1987-1988