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Judge George Hillyer papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Hillyer, George, 1835-1927
Title: Judge George Hillyer papers
Dates: 1835-1985, undated
Quantity: 20.86 linear ft. (39 document cases; 6 half document cases; 2 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS906

Biographical/Historical Note

Judge George Hillyer (March 17, 1835-October 2, 1927) was the mayor of Atlanta from 1885 to 1886. The son of Junius Hillyer (1807-1886) and Jane Seline Watkins of Athens, Georgia, and the grandson of Shaler Hillyer. George Hillyer was trained as a lawyer at Mercer University. Organizing and fighting with Hillyer's Rifles of Walton County, Georgia, which constituted Company C of the Ninth Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, during the Civil War, Hillyer served as Captain and as Major. After the war he worked in the law firm of Hillyer, Alexander & Lambdin with his brother, Henry. He also served as a member of the Georgia legislature, elected in 1857, a member of the Georgia Senate from 1871-1874, as an auditor of the Western and Atlantic Railroad, a member of the state railroad commission, and was appointed to the Fulton County Superior Court by Governor Alfred H. Colquitt, serving from 1877-1883. As mayor of the city, he drafted the financial part of the city charter, and the installation of the city waterworks was under his presidency of the commission. He married Ellen Emily Cooley (1839-1931) of Rome, Georgia, and they had eight children, of which three died as infants. The children were: Elizabeth Hillyer marreid Francis M. Coker, Jr.; Minnie Hillyer married a Henry A. Cassin first and then married Dr. James Dawkins Cromer; Marian J. Hillyer married Dr. Bernard Wolff (1868-1916); George Hillyer, Jr., an electrical, mechanical, and consulting engineer, married Edith Carter Chapin of Washington, D.C.; Ellen Hillyer married Alfred Colquitt Newell, grandson of Alfred H. Colquitt. The Newells had a daughter, Ellen, who married William Wright Bryan. Judge Joseph Field was a large plantation owner in Mississippi near Columbus. His son, Julian Field, came to Atlanta as a lawyer and was a partner in George Hillyer's firm. Julian Field married Mary Hillyer. Junius Hillyer was the son of Shaler Hillyer and the grandson of Dr. Asa Hillyer, a surgeon in the colonists' forces during the Revolution. Shaler brought the family to Georgia from Connecticut in 1796 and had married Rebecca Freeman, daughter of Captain John Freeman of Wilkes County, Georgia. The couple had three sons: John Freeman, Shaler Granby, and Junius. Junius married Jane Watkins Hillyer, and they had eight children: Eben, a physician of Rome, Georgia; Shaler, who died young; Carlton, auditor of the Georgia Railroad at Augusta; Henry, a member of the Atlanta bar; Mary, who married Major George Whitfield; Katherine Rebecca; and Evalina Walton. William Wright Bryan was a prominent newspaper editor for the Atlanta Journal. He was born in 1905 in Atlanta and graduated from Clemson College in 1926. A year later, he began his journalism career as a Journal reporter. In 1932, Bryan married Ellen Hillyer Newell, granddaughter of Judge George Hillyer. They had three children: Ellen Newell, Mary Lane, and William Wright, Jr. During World War II, Bryan was the first reporter to broadcast the landings in Normandy on D-Day in 1944. Soon after, he was captured by the Germans and spent six months in a prison camp. When he returned to Atlanta in 1945, Bryan was promoted to editor of the Atlanta Journal. From 1954-1963, he was editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. After becoming the vice president for development at Clemson in 1963, he finally retired in 1970. Bryan died of pneumonia in 1991 at 85 years of age.


Scope and Content Note

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 family, which are typically among family members. Series V is Alfred C. Newell. Series VI is William Wright Bryan, and series VII is family materials of which exact personal ownership could not be determined or of materials belonging to a family member who did not have enough material to receive their own series. Series VII is divided into four subseries consisting of invitations, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and materials of other family members. The types of materials included in the collection are: newspaper clippings, correspondence, speeches cotton sales receipts, invitations, legal papers, court cases, and publications.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series, keeping the papers of each individual in the family in a separate series.


Index Terms

Bryan, William Wright, 1905-1991
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Cotton trade--Confederate States of America
Cotton trade--Mississippi
Cotton--Prices--Mississippi
Fields, Joseph W.
Floyd County (Ga.)--History
Hillyer, Junius, 1807-1886
Invitation cards--Georgia
Newell, Alfred C.
Newspaper editors--Georgia--Atlanta
Railroad law--Georgia
Rome (Ga.)--History.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Judge George Hillyer papers, MSS 906, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1984

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Series I: Judge George Hillyer, 1835-1945, undated



Subseries I: Court Cases, 1837-1916, undated

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11Promissory Notes & Receipts bundled together, 1837-1860
2Promissory notes bundled together, 1841
3Sarah J. Murray vs. Stephen E.F. Jackson, et al., 1861-1867
4Georgia, Carolina, and Northern Railroad Co. vs. Georgia Railroad and Banking Co., 1886-1891
5James Talcott vs. James W. Morrow, 1891
6L & C Wise, et al. vs. Stephen A. Ryan, 1881-1892
7L.S. Waggoner vs. J.L. Blalock, 1888

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21Peel & Nutting, Trustees & Co. vs. Atlanta Talc & Soapstone Mining & Manufacturing Co., et al. Part 1, 1888-1894
2Peel & Nutting, Trustees & Co. vs. Atlanta Talc & Soapstone Mining & Manufacturing Co., et al. Part 2, 1888-1894
3Peel & Nutting, Trustees & Co. vs. Atlanta Talc & Soapstone Mining & Manufacturing Co., et al. Part 3, 1888-1894
4Peel & Nutting, Trustees & Co. vs. Atlanta Talc & Soapstone Mining & Manufacturing Co., et al. Part 4, 1888-1894

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31Bank book with John H. James with Atlanta Mercantile Co., 1888
2David Lamar account book, John H. James, banker, 1892, undated
3Charges against David Lamar and evidence, 1892-1895
4People's Savings Bank, et al. vs. Mercantile Banking Co., et al., J.H. James, A.L. James, Walter E. Haynes, Part 1, 1889-1895
5People's Savings Bank, et al. vs. Mercantile Banking Co., et al., J.H. James, A.L. James, Walter E. Haynes, Part 2, 1889-1895
6People's Savings Bank, et al. vs. Mercantile Banking Co., et al., J.H. James, A.L. James, Walter E. Haynes, Part 3, 1889-1895
7People's Savings Bank, et al. vs. Mercantile Banking Co., et al., J.H. James, A.L. James, Walter E. Haynes, Part 4, 1889-1895

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41People's Savings Bank, et al. vs. Mercantile Banking Co., et al., J.H. James, A.L. James, Walter E. Haynes, Part 5, 1889-1895
2H.C. Crosthwait vs. J.H. and A.L. James and Jno H. James, Part 1, 1892-1895
3H.C. Crosthwait vs. J.H. and A.L. James and Jno H. James, Part 2, 1892-1895
4Report regarding increasing number of Supreme Court Judges for the State of Georgia, 1894
5International Railway Employees Accident Association of Atlanta & Henry C. Crosthwait, 1892

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51Ellen Hillyer, et al. vs. Rome & Carrollton Construction Co. et al, Rome Railroad Co., Part 1, 1888-1890, undated
2Ellen Hillyer, et al. vs. Rome & Carrollton Construction Co. et al, Rome Railroad Co., Part 2, 1888-1890, undated
3Ellen Hillyer, et al. vs. Rome & Carrollton Construction Co. et al, Rome Railroad Co., Part 3, 1888-1890, undated

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61N.B. Graham vs. Atlanta Talc & Soapstone Mining & Manufacturing Co., William Peel, W.H. Nutting, Frank D. Trowbridge, 1895
2American Loan & Trust Company vs. East & West Railroad Company of Alabama, et al., 1890
3Mrs. M.E. Ellison vs. Georgia Railroad & Banking Co., 1891
4Georgia Railroad & Banking Co. vs. R.F. Hoke, et al., 1892
5International Railway Employees Association account book, 1892
6Interstate Commerce Commission vs. Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Co., et al., Part 1, 1892-1894
7Interstate Commerce Commission vs. Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Co., et al., Part 2, 1892-1894
8The State vs. Georgia Railway & Power Co., 1915
9Lawsuits involving Seaboard, Atlanta & West Point, Western & Atlantic, and Georgia Railroad and Power Company, 1911-1915, undated
10Notes on miscellaneous cases, 1914-1916, undated



Subseries II: Publications, 1848-1933

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11 Delivered Before the Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Georgia, 1848
2University of Georgia Catalogue, 1889-1890
3 Alpha Tau Omega Palm, 1892
4 The Code of the City of Atlanta (partial), 1891
5 Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners of the City of Atlanta, 1893
6 Twentieth Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners, 1894
7 Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners, 1896
8 Twenty-Third Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners, 1897
9 Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners, 1898
10 Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners, 1901
11Annual Report Park Commission of the City of Atlanta, 1912
12Eulogies, 1849, 1912-1920
13Briefs & Arguments, 1884-1921, undated
14 Laws of Georgia, Passed in November and December 1863 and March 1864, 1863-1864
15 Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, 1866

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21 Report of the Joint Committee of the General Assembly of Georgia, 1880-1881, 1880-1881
2"Legislative History of the Long & Short Haul Clause", 1885
3"Report of Committee on Jurisprudence, Law Reform, and Procedure of the Georgia Bar Association", 1910
4Bench & Bar publications, 1913
5Baptist Convention, State of Georgia, 1903-1914
6Atlanta Baptist Association, 1911-1916
7"Ministers Plead for the Preservation of our Civilization, Now in Peril because of Lawlessness and Mob Violence", undated
8Proceedings fo the Fourth Annual Meeting of the American of Life Insurance, 1910
9Proceedings fo the Third Annual Session of the Georgia Historical Association, 1919
10The Garden Club of Georgia, 1933



Subseries III: Civic Duty and Railroads, 1886-1922, undated

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11Contract with Georgia Electric Light Company for Street Lights, 1900
2City Ordinance - Water, undated
3Prohibition, Mayor Hillyer, 1886-1887
4Georgia Railroad Commission, Petition for Re-election, George Hillyer, undated
5Georgia Railroad correspondence, etc., 1892, 1910-1922
6Opinion of Commissioner George Hillyer in the Bond Issue Case of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, 1912
7Railroad related materials, 1910-1916
8Georgia Bar Association, 1921
9People's Committee Correspondence, undated
10Royal Arch Masons Certificate, 1915
11Notes, 1910



Subseries IV: Speeches, 1886-1921, undated

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11Speech made as Mayor, 1886
2"Judge George Hillyer Explains Bond Position", 1921
3Speeches on the Commission Form of Government, 1911
4"Committee on Equalization of Representation", 1910
5Criminal Law & Law Reform speeches, 1910-1911, undated
6Water & Sewers for Atlanta speech, 1915
7"Second & Third Wards" City of Atlanta speech, undated
8Expansion of the Western & Atlantic Railroad to the Sea speech, 1909
9Southern Baptists & the Crime Problem speech, undated
10Ministers Association at Grace Church speech, 1911
11Confederate speech, undated
12Confederate Reunion speech, undated
13Unnamed speeches, undated
14Paper read by Mrs. Ellen E. Hillyer on Baptist mission work in the Island of Cuba, 1917
15Printed speeches, 1886-1913, undated



Subseries V: Personal Papers, 1857-1945, undated

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11Biography of George Hillyer, Sr., undated
2Receipts, 1857-1927
3Various notes of George Hillyer, undated
4Correspondence, press, and newspaper, 1909-1922, undated
5Correspondence regarding death and memorial of Captain Henry Jackson, 1896
6Copy of cashbook, 1892
7Investments - bonds, 1909-1912, undated
8Scrapbook - railroads & streetcars, 1911
9International Cotton Exposition invitation, 1881
10Invitation from the Packard Eight to G. Hillyer, undated
11DeGive Opera House Tickets & Envelope, 1880
12Calling cards, George Hillyer, undated
13Criminal law, newspaper clippings, 1905-1907
14District Judges & Constables, undated
15Stationery, George Hillyer, undated
16Papers regarding Mrs. Ellen E. Hillyer & clippings saved by her, 1923-1925, undated
17Scrapbook of Ellen Cooley Hillyer, 1881
18Petition of Will of George Hillyer, Sr., Beneficiaries as Defendants, 1945
 

Series II: Judge Joseph W. Fields, 1837-1870, undated

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11Cotton sales receipts and accounting - Joseph W. Fields, undated
2Cotton sales receipts - miscellaneous others, undated
3Correspondence from Joseph W. Fields to miscellaneous others, undated
4Correspondence from miscellaneous others to Joseph W. Fields, undated
5Correspondence from Emilie E. Fields to Joseph W. Fields, undated
6Correspondence from Julia F. Fields to Joseph W. Fields, undated
7Correspondence from Mamie to Joseph W. Fields, undated
8Invitation - Fields, undated
9Bank account register - Joseph W. Fields, undated
10Taxable Property form - Mississippi - Joseph W. Fields, undated
11Cotton Sales & Accounting - Joseph W. Fields, 1837-1855
12Tax Receipts & Appraisals - Joseph W. Fields, 1847-1861
13Notes & Bills of Exchange - Joseph W. Fields, 1849
14Weaver Mullin & Company - Joseph W. Fields, 1849
15Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1849-1850
16Checks to Eckford Weaver from Joseph W. Fields, 1850s
18Receipts - Eldon C. Fields, 1850-1853
19Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1851-1853
20Checks - Joseph W. Fields, 1854-1855
21"Mobile Tribune Weekly Commercial Review", 1854-1859
22Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1856
23Correspondence from miscellaneous others to miscellaneous others regarding cotton, 1856, undated
24Accounts regarding cotton - Joseph W. Fields, 1856
25Cotton sales and accounting - Joseph W. Fields, 1856-1857
26Checks - Joseph W. Fields, 1856-1857
27Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company, Receipts for shipments - Joseph W. Fields, 1856-1866
28Tax Receipt - H.W. Fields, 1857

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21Correponsdence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1857-1859
2Cotton sales by Eckford & Weaver from Joseph W. Fields, 1857-1862, undated
3Receipts - Joseph W. Fields, 1857-1867
4Tax Receipt - H.W. Fields, 1858
5Checks - Joseph W. Fields, 1858
6Correspondence from Sarah E. Willis to Emile Fields, 1858
7Receipt - S. Hillyer, 1858-1860
8Cotton sales and accounting, 1858-1859
9Checks - Joseph W. Fields, 1859
10Court Receipts - Joseph W. Fields, 1859
11Bank account book - Joseph W. Fields, 1859-1860
12Planter's Warehouse - Cotton receipts, 1859
13"Political Correspondence" Flyer - Mississippi, 1860
14Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1860
15Cotton sale receipts and accounting - Joseph W. Fields, 1860
16Planter's Warehouse - Cotton receipts, 1860
17Messrs. A. Simpson & Co., Banker - checks - Joseph W. Fields, 1860
18Columbus Life & General Insurance Company - checks - Columbus, Mississippi - Joseph W. Fields, 1860
19Columbus Life & General Insurance Company - checks - Columbus, Mississippi - "Leigh" - bank statement, 1860
20Messrs. A. Simpson & Co., Bankers - Joseph W. Fields account - bank statement, 1860
21Messrs. A. Simpson & Co., Bankers - Joseph W. Fields account - bank statement, 1860
22Correspondence regarding W. Fields, 1860

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31Cotton receipts - John A. Franklin, Agent, 1860-1861, undated
2Checks - Joseph W. Fields, 1860-1861
3Correspondence from miscellaneous to miscellaneous, 1860-1861
4Correspondence from Joseph W. Fields to miscellaneous, 1860-1869
5Cotton sales receipts and accounting - Joseph W. Fields, 1861
6Receipts - Emilie E. Fields, 1861
7Receipts - Mrs. Fields, 1861, 1867
8Life & General Insurance - checks - Joseph W. Fields, 1861
9Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1861-1864
10Receipts of miscellaneous, 1861-1891
11War Tax receipts - Joseph W. Fields, 1862-1864
Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1862
13Correspondence from N.W. Madison to Joseph W. Fields, 1862, undated
14Insurance purchased - Joseph W. Fields, 1865
15Weight of hogs, 1865
16Petition of Lowndes County, Mississippi, residents regarding loyalty to Union, undated
17Cotton handbook, undated
18Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1866
19Receipts - Mrs. George Whitfield, 1866
20Cotton sales receipts - Joseph W. Fields, 1866-1869
21Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1867
22Authority to practice law - Joseph W. Fields, 1867
23Correspondence from miscellaneous to Harris Fields, 1867
24"To the Colored Inhabitants of the Southern States of North America, Recently Emancipated from Slavery", 1867
25"Merchants' Exchange Prices Current", 1867
26Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1868
27Correspondence from miscellaneous to miscellaneous regarding Joseph W. Fields, 1868
28Correspondence from miscellaneous to miscellaneous, 1868
29Correspondence from Rice H. Clinty to Col. Charles Morrison, 1868
30Correspondence from Joseph W. Field to his wife, 1868
31State of Texas vs. George White, et al., 1868
32A Farmers' Almanac, 1868

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41Business diary - J.W. Fields, 1868
2"Human Rights & Human Races" - speech, 1868
3Correspondence about Joseph W. Fields, 1868-1869
4Tax receipt - Joseph W. Fields, 1869
5Receipt - Stephen A. Brown, 1869
6Correspondence from miscellaneous to Joseph W. Fields, 1869
7Dr. S.H. Tucker in account with Joseph W. Fields, 1869
8Warrant for the arrest of John Taylor, 1869
9"To the People of the State of Mississippi", 1869
10"New Orleans Cotton & Produce Circular", 1869
11Subscription renewal "The Southern Presbyterian Review" - Judge William Fields, 1869
12Correspondence to Mrs. E.E. Fields, 1870
13Ku Klux Klan meeting- Joseph W. Fields, undated
14Eaton & Company - blank shipping bill, undated
15Land information - Joseph W. Fields, undated
16Business cards/trade cards, 1867-1869, undated
17Bands around receipts - Joseph W. Fields, undated
18Empty envelopes - Joseph W. Fields, undated
19Speeches and petitions - Joseph W. Fields - Part 1, undated

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51Speeches & Petitions - Joseph W. Fields - Part 2, undated
2Speeches & Petitions - Joseph W. Fields - Part 3, undated
3Cotton information, undated
4Prescriptions, undated
5"Proposed National System of Cheap Freight Railways", 1867
6Miscellaneous, 1866-1880, undated
 

Series III: Junius Hillyer, 1838-1876, undated

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11Correspondence from A.M. Nesbit and Central Bank of Georgia to Junius Hillyer, 1839-1842
2Correspondence from William Bortwick to Junius Hillyer, 1840
3Correspondence from miscellaneous to Junius Hillyer, 1845-1854
4Correspondence from Shaler G. Hillyer to Junius Hillyer, 1847
5Correspondence from J. Mead & Company to Junius Hillyer, 1867
6Receipts bound together, 1840
7Bills and receipts, 1838-1844
8Bills and receipts, 1845
9Bills and receipts, 1846
10Bills and receipts, 1847-1854
11Bills for rent of rooms, 1854
12Bills and receipts, 1856-1862, undated
13Cancelled checks, 1854, 1876
 

Series IV: Hillyer Family Correspondence, 1884-1925, undated

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11Correspondence from Mother to "My Dear Children", 1884
2Correspondence from Ellen Hillyer to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hillyer Coker, 1890
3Correspondence from Carlton Hillyer (uncle) to George Hillyer, Jr., 1890-1891
4Correspondence from "Mama" or "Mother" to George Hillyer, Jr., 1890-1895
5Correspondence from George Hillyer to George Hillyer, Jr., 1890-1894
6Correspondence from "Pigget" to "Dear Papa", 1891
7Correspondence from Marian Hillyer to George Hillyer, 1891-1906
8Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, 1891-1895
9Correspondence from miscellaneous to miscellaneous, 1893
10Correspondence from Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hillyer Coker to George Hillyer, Jr., 1894
11Correspondence from Ellen Hillyer to George Hillyer, Jr., 1894, 1902
12Correspondence from Minnie Hillyer Cassin to George Hillyer, Jr., 1895-1910, undated
13Correspondence from George Hillyer, Jr. to Mrs. George Hillyer, 1896-1910
14Correspondence from Dell to George Hillyer, Jr., 1901, undated
15Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1901

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21Correspondence from Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hillyer Coker to George Hillyer, Jr., 1901-1902
2Correspondence from F.W. Davis, Jr., to George Hillyer, Jr., 1901-1902
3Correspondence from "Mama" or "Mother" to George Hillyer, Jr., 1901-1903
4Correspondence from George Hillyer to George Hillyer, Jr., 1901-1903
5Correspondence from "Your Widow" to George Hillyer, Jr., 1901-1906
6Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1902
7Correspondence from Marian Hillyer to Mrs. George Hillyer, 1902
8Correspondence from Winnie Hillyer to Mrs. George Hillyer, 1902
9Correspondence from Henry Hillyer to Mrs. George Hillyer, Jr., 1902
10Correspondence from unknown to Louise Hillyer, 1902
11Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1903
12Correspondence from Sarah Coker to George Hillyer, Jr., 1903-1906
13Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1904-1905
14Correspondence from Emily to Grandpa and Grandma, 1905
15Correspondence from Etta S.S. to George Hillyer, Jr., 1905-1909
16Correspondence from Jane Tallman to George Hillyer, Jr., 1905-1909
17Correspondence from "Mama" or "Mother" to George Hillyer, Jr., 1905-1910

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31Correspondence from George Hillyer to George Hillyer, Jr., 1905-1910
2Correspondence from Catherine Reid to George Hillyer, Jr., 1906
3Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1906-1907
4Correspondence from Daisy Mae Setta to George Hillyer, Jr., 1907
5Correspondence from Mary J. Hillyer to George Hillyer, Jr., 1907
6Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1908
7Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1909
8Correspondence from George Hillyer, Jr. to Mrs. George HIllyer, 1910
9Correspondence from George Hillyer, Jr. to Mrs. George HIllyer, 1925
10Correspondence from miscellaneous to George Hillyer, Jr., 1910-1928, undated
11Correspondence from Ellen Newell to George Hillyer, Jr., 1923
12Correspondence from Minnie Hillyer to Mrs. George Hillyer, 1925
13Correspondence from Winnie Hillyer to George Hillyer, undated
14Correspondence from unknown to Minnie Hillyer, undated
15Correspondence from George Hillyer, Jr., to unknown, undated
16Envelopes to George Hillyer, Jr., undated
17Envelopes to Mrs. George Hillyer, undated
18Envelopes to George Hillyer, undated
19Envelopes to Elizabeth Coker, undated
 

Series V: Alfred C. Newell, 1835-1953, undated

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11Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, 1938-1940
2Personal, 1925-1926
3Personal, 1932
4Personal, 1937
5Personal, 1939
6Personal, January 1-June 30, Part 1, 1940
7Personal, January 1-June 30, Part 2, 1940
8Personal, July 1-December 31, Part 1, 1940

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21Personal, July 1-December 31, Part 2, 1940
2Personal, 1941
3Personal, Part 1, 1943
4Personal, Part 2, 1943
5Personal, 1944
6Personal, 1945-1947

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31Personal file of Alfred C. Newell on Wright Bryan, 1944
2Bank loans, 1943-1944
3Mortgage loans - George Harris, 1928-1930
4Investments - stocks and bonds, 1918-1941
5Notebooks, 1953, undated
6Dr. John S. Phelps, 1936-1938
7Continental Gin Company, State of Georgia additional assessment, 1938-1941
8Atlanta Yacht Club, 1953
9"The Magic of Work Well Done" Shrine Mosque & Civic Auditorium, undated
10"Facts and Figures Concerning the Far Eastern Situation" China Institute in America, 1940
11"Japan's Expansion: What It Means to the United States" by Henry H. Douglas, 1940
12"Log of the Sportsman" by Alfred C. Newell, undated
13"The Meaning of Reconstruction" by Alfred C. Newell, undated
14"City Builder", 1923
15"Passie Fenton Ottley", undated
16"Newell's Newspaper Background", 1932
17Box inventory, undated
18Receipts, Newell family, undated
19Deposit slips, Mrs. Alfred C. Newell (Ellen Hillyer Newell), 1933
20Cancelled checks, Mrs. Alfred C. Newell (Ellen Hillyer Newell), 1931-1932
21Accounts of workers/renters & croppers, Newell family, 1889
22Programs, 1930-1934
Account book of commission paid agents, 1941-1943

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41Envelopes, undated
2Letter of support for Judge Hillyer as Railroad Commissioner, undated
3Scrapbook of newspaper clippings (originally and account book of Mayor Tomlinson F. Newell and family), 1835-1862
 

Series VI: William Wright Bryan, 1853-1985, undated

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11Correspondence from miscellaneous to Wright Bryan, 1943-1978
2Correspondence from miscellaneous to Mr. and Mrs. Wright Bryan, 1947-1978
3Letters, 1945
4Congratulations, 1940
5Congratulations, 1943-1945
6Correspondence from James Pope to Wright Bryan, 1971-1978
7Correspondence from Wright Bryan to U.S. Senators, 1977
8Letters from Wright Bryan to miscellaneous, 1945-1976
9Poem, "Western Star," by Wright Bryan, 1944
10Postcards to Wright Bryan, 1948-1951
11Empty envelopes addressed to Wright Bryan, 1947-1948, undated
12Envelopes addressed to Atlanta Journal, 1953, undated

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21 Atlanta Journal, File of Wright Bryan, Part 1, 1928-1951, undated
2 Atlanta Journal, File of Wright Bryan, Part 2, 1947-1949, undated
3 Atlanta Constitution, 1968-1970
4 Atlanta Journal, New Journal, 1949
5Newspaper clippings, editorials and opinion articles, 1949-1983
6 Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine, 1959-1971
7Miscellaneous press clippings, 1948-1953, undated

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31Newspaper clippings, World War II news articles, 1942-1946
2Newspaper clippings, News of Week Reviewed, October 1-November 12, 1944
3Newspaper clippings, World War II feature and opinion articles, 1944-1945, undated
4Newspaper clippings, World War II-related book reviews, 1944, undated
5Newspaper clippings, obituaries, 1944-1971, undated
6Newspaper clippings, local announcements, 1943-1949, undated
7Newspaper clippings, wedding announcements, 1944-1945, undated
8Newspaper clippings, newspaper announcements, 1944-1951, undated
9Newspaper clippings, editorials by Wright Bryan, 1948-1949, undated
10Hard copy of newspaper stories, undated
11 Time magazine clippings, 1952
12Editor and publisher clippings, August 8-November 22, 1953
13"What the Election Means to You," Newsweek, November 10, 1952
14Newspaper clippings, Indians in Georgia, 1968
15Press clippings on Coca-Cola and Robert Woodruff, 1935-1985
16"Famous Front Pages" offer from the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, 1975
17Newspaper clippings, Henry Mencken, 1954-1960
18 Editor's Forum, 1953, 1978
19 Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Hartsfield International Airport Special, 1971
20 Dayton Daily News, 1949
21Atlanta traffic plans, 1929-1938
22Newspaper clippings, Atlanta police misrule, 1936
23Magazine clippings, Wright Bryan, 1948-1953, undated
24News clippings, miscellaneous, 1932-1963, undated
25News clippings, various topics, 1950-1969
26200 Education, 210 International, file of Wright Bryan, undated

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41Governor's race, Part 1, 1947
2Governor's race, Part 2, 1947
3NATO trip, Part 1, 1951
4NATO trip, Part 2, 1951

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51Capital City Club, 1949, undated
2Baptist Church pamphlets and programs, 1915-1927, undated
3Rotary Club, 1941-1983, undated
4International Press Institute, 1950-1953, undated
5Global Press Institute, 1951
6Gridiron Club, 1953
7Atlanta Yacht Club, 1951-1952, undated
8Nine O'Clocks, 1948-1965
9"Facts in Figures about Atlanta", 1940
10Piedmont Driving Club, 1931-1964
11"Atlanta Centennial Yearbook, 1837-1937", 1937
12Atlanta Journal clippings, 1949-1953

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61James L. Key, 1930-1949, undated
2Jane Froman, 1951
3William Cole Jones, 1939-1946
4Lieutenant General Lauris Norstad, 1951
5John S. Knight, 1951
6Richard B. Russell, 1950
7Press release of John F. Dulles speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1953
8Speech by Senator Spessard L. Holland, 1948
9Thomas H. Ryan, 1942-1950, undated
10Tax information and receipts, Lauderdale County, Alabama, Major George Whitfield, 1891-1914
11Ralph McGill, 1947-1972
12A.R. Glancy, 1947
13DeGive family, 1948, undated
14"A Full Report of the Exercises at the Unveiling of the Statue of the late Senator Benjamin H. Hill", 1886
15"The Life and Character of Robert E. Lee", 1916
16Party invitation, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Billups, undated
17Business card, Cotton Agent R.B. CarlLee, undated
18Business card, Charles Clinton, undated
19Business card, S.J. Humphries, undated
20Business card, P.T. Forsyth, undated

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71 The Best of Chet Covey, by Chet Covey, 1981
1John Paschall, 1947-1957
2Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-1953
3"Scoop" Latimer, 1953
4General George S. Patton, Jr., 1953
5General Omar Bradley, 1913
6Wright Brothers, 1953
7Eddy Gilmore, 1953
8Ernie Rogers, 1953
9Bert Shepard, 1952-1957
10Leo Frank, 1953
11Walt Kelly, 1953
12Albert S. Hardy, 1953
13Herbert E. White, 1953
14Ty Cobb, 1953
15Mayor William B. Hartsfield, 1953
16President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1948-1953
17Richard Louis Hull, 1953
18Albert Thorton, 1953
19Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., 1953
20DeWitt Wallace, 1951
21Bishop Fulton S. Sheen, 1952
22Rev. Charles Allen, 1952
23Morgan Blake, 1953
24Otis Anoldus Brumby, 1953
25Joseph Stalin, 1953
26Winston Churchill, 1953
27Ed Danforth, 1956-1962
28W.V. Davis, 1927-1948
29Jekyll Island purchase, State of Georgia, 1947-1948

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81James M. Cox, 1957
2Columns of Bernice McCullar, Part 1, 1965-1967
3Columns of Bernice McCullar, Part 2, 1965-1967
4John S. Cohen, 1927-1932
5Press passes, 1939
6Wright Bryan's Introduction to Marjorie Rawlings, 1942
7Miscellaneous personal notes of Wright Bryan, undated
8Miscellaneous announcements, 1858, 1953, undated
9"Georgia Sings" songbook, 1946
10Various pamphlets, 1945-1953, undated
11WSB 50th Anniversary 45 RPM record, 1972
12South's 50 Foremost Leaders, 1950
13Itinerary, undated
14Atlanta Times, 1965
15Miscellaneous empty envelopes, 1948, undated
16Various published papers/booklets, 1946-1953, undated
17Bulletins, 1919-1953
18Christmas card list, undated

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91 Songs of the Open by Grantland Rice, 1924
2Expense Account book of Ann Lane (Mrs. Robert Whatley), 1937
1Letter from U.S. Senate to Ann Lane, 1952
2"Memories" by J. Arch Avery, Jr., 1957-1979, undated
3"Foundation Stones Upon Which the B.W.M.U. of Georgia is Built", 1942
4 The Atlanta Historical Bulletin, 1947-1948
5War ration books, 1944-1945
6Southern industry and economy, 1946-1951
7Civil Rights and race relations, 1946-1948
8Treaty for Freedom of Information, 1947-1948
9"National Affairs," Time Magazine, 1948
10Public Buildings and Fire and Winecoff Hotel, 1946
11Atlanta Newspapers, Inc., 1952
12National Freedom Train, 1947
13Segregation in Georgia Schools, 1953
14Korean Conflict, 1950-1953
15University of Georgia football, 1953
16University of Georgia, Atlanta Division, 1953
17Atomic Bomb, 1953
18Communism, the Iron Curtain, and the Soviet Union, 1947-1953
19Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, 1953
20"The First American Citizen", 1952
21"The Press," Time Magazine, 1951-1953
22Missouri Basin, 1953
23"Foreign News," Time Magazine, 1951
24"The Younger Generation," Time Magazine, 1951
25"Radio and TV," Newsweek, 1953
26Georgia Tech football, 1953
27"The Life and Death of a Newspaper", 1952
28National Conference of Farm Bureau, 1952
29Connection Disclosure Bill, 1951
30Indians in Clemson, 1952
31Indians in Clemson, undated

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101History of Georgia, Part 1, 1926-1934
2History of Georgia, Part 2, 1925-1950, undated
3Atlanta History, Part 1, 1927-1935
4Atlanta History, Part 2, 1936-1950
5Atlanta's Medical History, 1936

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111City Hall written by Wright Bryan, 1933
2Atlanta Campaign, 1951
3American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1946-1953
4"Plan of Improvement," Citizens Committee, 1947
5"White Primary" Bill, 1950
6Talmadge, 1950
7Supreme Court Decision, Governor's Case, 1947
8Telfair Expose, 1947
9Lucius D. Clay, 1949
10Fifteenth Street Remodeling, 1935
11Fifteenth Street House to sale, 1942
12Joint accounts, Wright Bryan and Mary Cox, 1932-1935
13Sale of house, 1954

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121Policy Holders, Columbian National Life Insurance Co., undated
2Civilian Defense, 1942, undated
3Real Estate titles, 1912-1946
4Bills paid, 1945
5"Recipes to Match Your Sugar Ration" and sugar saving recipes, 1942, undated
6"Five Years and Beyond - 1901-1906," Second Baptist Church, 1906
7Mercer University pamphlets, 1921-1923
8Wesleyan Christian Advocate, Vol. 80, No. 23, 1916
9O.B. Keeler, 1927-1950, undated
10"The Child's Gem," Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, 1912
11Membership cards, 1942
12Technological High School Graduation Invitation, 1925
13Valentine's Day card, undated
14Calling cards, undated
15Correspondence from miscellaneous to Ellen Newell Bryan, 1931-1939
16U.S. Citizen Service Card, Ellen Newell Bryan, 1943
17Clippings belonging to Ellen Newell Bryan, 1901-1977
18Houseware inventory and personal notes, Ellen Bryan, undated
19Scrapbook material, Ellen Bryan, undated
20Postcards to Ellen Newell Bryan, 1948-1951
21Postcard to William "Billy" Bryan, 1951
22Miscellaneous postcards, undated
23Correspondence from miscellaneous to Captain Wade, undated
24Correspondence from Mary to "Sister", undated
25Correspondence to Ellen Hillyer Bryan, 1944
 

Series VII: General Family Material



Subseries I: Invitations, 1868-1953, undated

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11Wedding Invitations, 1901-1941
2Wedding Invitations, 1946-1947
3Wedding Invitations, 1948
4Wedding Invitations, 1949
5Wedding Invitations, 1950
6Wedding Invitations, 1951
7Wedding Invitations, 1952

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21Wedding Invitations, A-F Grooms' Surname, undated
2Wedding Invitations, G-M Grooms' Surname, undated
3Wedding Invitations, N-Z Grooms' Surname, undated
4Wedding Invitation of Ellen Hillyer Newell to William Wright Bryan, undated
5Wedding Invitation of Anne Lane Colquitt Newell to Robert America Whatley, Jr., undated
6Wedding Invitation of Minnie Hillyer Cassin to Dr. James Dawkins Cromer, 1911
7Wedding Invitation of Elizabeth Hillyer to Frank M. Coker, Jr., 1893
850th Wedding Anniversary Invitations, 1950-1952
9Graduation invitations, 1940-1951, undated
10Atlanta College of Physicians & Surgeons Graduation program, 1912
11Atlanta Medical College, Graduation invitation, 1914
12Dinner invitation, Governor John M. Slaton, 1915

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31Party invitations, undated
2Party invitations, 1868-1941
3Party invitations to Wright and Ellen Bryan, 1948-1952
4Party invitations of Hillyer Family, undated
5Easter Cards Received by Ellen Newell, undated
6Birth announcements, 1931-1952
7Sympathy thank you notes, undated
8Get well soon, undated



Subseries II: Newspaper Clippings

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11Newspaper clippings regarding family members, Part 1, 1901-1953, undated
2Newspaper clippings regarding family members, Part 2, 1901-1924, undated
3Souther Press Clipping Bureau clippings for Judge George Hillyer, 1912-1924, undated
4Newspaper clippings - recipes, Part 1, 1911-1920, undated
5Newspaper clippings - recipes, Part 2, 1919-1920, undated
6General newspaper clippings, Part 1, 1918-1927, undated
7General newspaper clippings, Part 2, 1885-1953, undated
8General newspaper clippings, Part 3, 1911-1928, undated

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21General newspaper clippings, Part 4, 1885-1979, undated
2General newspaper clippings, Part 5, 1906-1978, undated
3General newspaper clippings, Part 6, 1920-1927, undated
4General newspaper clippings, Part 7, 1918-1927, undated
5General newspaper clippings, Part 8, 1919-1953, undated
6General newspaper clippings, Part 9, 1912-1927, undated

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31General newspaper clippings, Part 10, 1902-1927, undated
2General newspaper clippings, Part 11, 1902-1927, undated
3General newspaper clippings, Part 12, 1902-1927, undated
4General newspaper clippings, Part 13, 1912-1926, undated
5Newspaper clippings, poetry Part 1, 1912-1919, undated
6Newspaper clippings, poetry Part 2, 1910-1919, undated

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MSS OS Box 1.2881General Newspaper Clippings, Part 1, 1896-1944, undated
2General Newspaper Clippings, Part 2, 1914-1962, undated
3General Newspaper Clippings, Part 3, 1911-1960, undated
4General Newspaper Clippings, Part 4, 1911, undated

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MSS OS Box 1.2891 Atlanta Journal Magazine, 1949
2Full newspapers: The People's Defender and the Atlanta Commonwealth, 1888, 1911
3Newspaper clippings regarding family members, 1902-1952, undated
4Newspaper clippings, cooking, 1913-1917, undated
5Newspaper clippings, poetry, 1915-1927, undated
6Mississippi State Convention Flyer, 1862



Subseries III: Ephemera, 1857-1972, undated

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11Genealogy, 1900
2Genealogy - Hillyer Family, undated
3"The Reviewers" Constitution & Bylaws, undated
4"The Reviewers", 1902-1903
5"The Reviewers", 1899-1900
6"The Reviewers", 1903-1904
7"The Reviewers", 1905-1906
8"Five Years & Beyond," Second Baptist Church, 1901-1906
9"The Georgia of Tomorrow," Major Clark Howell, 1938
10Georgia Armistice Day, Memorial service program, 1919
11"Proceedings of the First Annual Session of the Georgia Historical Association," Atlanta, 1917
12"The Metropolitan Atlanta Market", circa 1950
13"Congressional Record", 1920
14"History of the 42d Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, Confederate States Army, Infantry," by Captain W.L. Calhoun, 1900
15"Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction", undated
16"The First Iron Clad Naval Engagement in the World Between the Merrimac-Virginia C.S.N. and the Ericsson Monitor U.S.N., March 8 & 9, 1862", 1906
17"Nicola Marschall: Designer of First Confederate Flag", undated
18"The Flags of the Confederate Armies", 1905
19Confederate Souvenir: "The Confederate Staes Alamanac & Repository of Useful Knowledge for 1862", 1899
20United Daughters of Confederacy Memorial Service, 1926
21The Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association By-Laws, 1941
22Lucius Clay's Home-Coming", 1949
23"The Atlantic Monthtly, Devoted to Literature, Art, and Politics", 1857-1932?
24"The Little White House", 1947
25"Spelman Messenger", 1911
26Booklets by the Committee on Public Information, 1917
27Miniature Calendar, 1910
28Asa G. Candler, Calendar, 1918
29Atlanta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1901-1902
30"Pageant - 25th Anniversary of Agnes Scott College", 1914
31Monthly Meteorological Summary, 1923-1925
32Weekly Weather Reports, 1923-1925
33List of Newspapers printed in Georgia, undated
34Cadillac cars brochure, undated
35Circular of Washing Compound, undated
36Blotters, undated
37Correspondence to "Dear Voter", 1922
38Second Baptist Church, 1906-1917, undated
39"WSB Birthday Party-50th Anniversary 1922-1972" 45 rpm Record, 1972

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21Stone Mountain Memorial, 1924-1925, undated
2Rome, Georgia Homecoming pamphlet, 1920
3Recipe Book, undated
4Civilian Defense Armband, undated
5Ribbons, undated
6Miscellaneous National Publications, 1900-1919
7Miscellaneous Ads, undated
8Miscellaneous Notes, 1923, undated



Subseries IV: Materials of Other Family Members, 1859-1907, undated

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11War Tax receipts and correspondence, Shaler Hillyer, 1859-1862
2"History of Baptist Church," by Shaler Grandy Hillyer, Baptist Minsiter, 1890-1897
3Visiting List, Elizabeth Hillyer Coker, 1893
4Planter's Memo, Lizzie Hillyer, 1882-1883
5Shorter Female College Commencement Program, Lizzie Hillyer, 1884-1886
6Death Announcement, Ms. Lizzie Hillyer Coker, undated
7Will of Francis M. Coker, Jr., 1916
8Grade Sheet, Shorter College, Marian Hillyer, 1889
9Shorter College, Pupils' Quarterly Recital, Marian Hillyer, 1889
10Wolff Family, 1927
11Work of fiction by Kate Hillyer, 1867
12Correspondence & Book Information, Louise (Lula) C. Hillyer, 1902
13Tuition Payments to Mrs. Burr, Eva Hillyer, undated
14Shorter College, Annual Announcement, Ethel Hillyer, 1883-1884
15Shorter College, Piano Recital, 1884
16Annie H. Dunlap, 1926
17Albert Shorter Estate, 1883-1884
18Certificate for Satisfying English Exam, George Hillyer, Jr., 1891
19Cornell University Registration & Report Card, George Hillyer, Jr., 1893-1894
20Checkbook, George HIllyer, Jr., 1908
21Cancelled checks, George Hillyer, Jr., 1907
22James Cromer & Minnie Hillyer, 1929, undated