- Existence: 1807 - 1886
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection consists of the papers of the Hillyer family. It is divided into seven different series, keeping the papers of each individual in a separate series. Series I is Judge George Hillyer's materials, and it is divided into five subseries consisting of legal papers and court cases, publications, civic duty and railroads, speeches, and personal papers. Series II is of Judge Joseph W. Fields. Series III belonged to Junius Hillyer. Series IV is the correspondence of the Hillyer...
Dates: 1835-1985, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains the memoirs of Junius Hillyer, a political leader and judge. In his memoirs titled Memoirs of the Early Life and Times of Judge Junius Hillyer he describes his family genealogy; his boyhood and schooling, including his years at the University of Georgia, and growing up in Georgia. He also records his opinions on slavery. He believed that slavery "is the normal condition of the negro race." He talks about the customs of his times and the...