HILLHOUSE, DAVID PORTER, 1791-1851.
David Porter Hillhouse diaries, 1810 and1915

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zfhm


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hillhouse, David Porter, 1791-1851.
Title: David Porter Hillhouse diaries, 1810 and1915
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 382
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Photocopies of the diaries of David Porter Hillhouse describing trips that he took.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1961.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], David Porter Hillhouse diaries, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by MRD, June 1961.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

David Porter Hillhouse (1791-1851), traveler, editor, and college trustee, was born May 8, 1791, probably in Washington, Georgia. He was educated in the "North," and died on July 8, 1851, in Augusta, Georgia.

His father, David Hillhouse, ran a publishing and printing house. He also edited the Washington Gazette (became the Monitor), a weekly newspaper which was edited by his wife, Sarah Porter Hillhouse, after her husband's death. David Hillhouse the younger later edited the newspaper. himself. He lived in Columbia, South Carolina, between 1810 and 1815 and became a member of the first board of trustees of the Georgia Conference Manual Labor School (1834) and of Emory College (1836).

David Porter Hillhouse (1791-1851), traveler, editor, and college trustee, was born May 8, 1791, probably in Washington, Georgia. He was educated in the "North," and died on July 8, 1851, in Augusta, Georgia.

His father, David Hillhouse, ran a publishing and printing house. He also edited the Washington Gazette (became the Monitor), a weekly newspaper which was edited by his wife, Sarah Porter Hillhouse, after her husband's death. David Hillhouse the younger later edited the newspaper. himself. He lived in Columbia, South Carolina, between 1810 and 1815 and became a member of the first board of trustees of the Georgia Conference Manual Labor School (1834) and of Emory College (1836).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photocopies of diaries kept by David Porter Hillhouse from the years 1810 and 1815. The diaries document trips he took during the summer. The 1810 (May 11-August 20) journal describes a trip from Washington, D.C. to Connecticut and includes a list of expenses. The 1815 (June-November) journal recounts a journey from New Haven, Connecticut to Columbia, South Carolina. It also includes genealogical notes on the Hillhouse family and a list of accommodations on the road from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Columbia, South Carolina. Hillhouse describes villages, factories, manufacturing, and natural beauty on his trips, and mentions relatives and other persons met (including Aaron Burr). He also details his interests in education (including visits to Yale and Princeton Universities), religion, printing, and publishing.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 May 11-August 20, 1810
1 2 June 7-August 31, 1815
1 3 September 1-November 3, 1815
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