George Barton Cutten papers
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George Barton Cutten papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cutten, George Barton, 1874-1962.
Title: George Barton Cutten papers
Dates: 1949-1959
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 0192

Biographical/Historical Note

George Barton Cutten (1874-1962), university president (retired). Silversmithing was his hobby and he made many pieces. He was also interested in other silversmiths and before he wrote his book on Georgia silversmiths he had written sketches on silversmiths of New York State and a book on those of North Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the carbon copy of the manuscript for The Silversmiths of Georgia, (Savannah, 1958), correspondence re his search for information and materials for the book, and a card file of the documentary notes in the book.

Index Terms

Cutten, George Barton, 1874-1962.
Letters (correspondence)
Manuscripts for publication.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], George Barton Cutten papers, MS 192, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George Barton Cutten, 1959.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Manuscript for The Silversmiths of Georgia, divided into 12 folders, arranged in the order of the book, including one for illustrations (some duplicates)


2-105Correspondence in 8 folders: Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Georgia, Illustrations, Macon, Savannah ((2 folders))


106-111Pamphlets and clipping
The MLA Style Sheet (April 1951); Dedication of Marker in Honor of Josiah Penfield (Savannah, November 15, 1950); The Owens-Thomas House (brochure, undated); United States Premium Coin Book, undated; Clipping from Think (undated): "Georgia - the Empire State of the South," by E.M. Coulter; Antique and Fine Art Loan Exhibit,...St. John's Church Parish House, Savannah, April 1948.


112Card file of notes, alphabetical by place. The cards contain fuller information than the notes in the book