Shaler Hillyer papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS885
Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence from and to Shaler Hillyer. Also included is his journal, along with Captain John Freeman's estate inventory and the journals of Marian (also spelled Marion) Jean Hillyer, a descendant of Shaler Hillyer's, as a young girl documenting various trips her family took in the 1880s and 1890s.
- 1797-1892, undated
- Hillyer, Shaler (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Shaler Hillyer, a merchant, moved to Petersburg, Georgia, in 1799 to work with a Mr. White in Elbert County, Georgia. In order to gather merchandise to sell, Hillyer spent much of the summer of 1806 travelling to New York City. Letters between Shaler Hillyer and his father and brothers indicate that the Hillyer sons were spread all along the east coast which led to discussions about various state governments and the federal government in their letters. Hillyer married Rebecca Freeman, daughter of Captain John Freeman of Walker County, Georgia. The decedents of Shaler Hillyer settled in Atlanta, Georgia, with one of these, George Hillyer, serving as mayor. Additional biographical information about Shaler Hillyer as not been determined.
0.25 linear ft. (one half document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Shaler Hillyer papers
- Laura Starratt
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.