|Creator:||Graves, John Temple, 1892-1961|
|Creator:||Street, James H., (James Howell), 1903-1954|
|Title:||James Street collection|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (5 folders; housed with minor collections MS 1363)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a small group of manuscripts that consist mainly of letters written to Mrs. M.L. Connell of Wartrace, Tenn. who was one of Street's school-teachers. The letters discuss Street's novels, particularly Oh, Promised Land and In My Father's House, and contain general information about his work and his family. Of particular interest is a letter written to Mrs. Connell's daughter upon her graduation from high school, in which Street discusses his views of ambition, learning, happiness, success, and life in general, and then advises her to forget everything he said because she will anyway. Also included in the collection is a photograph of Street, inscribed to Frances Connell, and a tear sheet from The Saturday Review with a review, by John Temple Graves, of In My Father's House.|
James Street, southern writer and journalist, began his career as a reporter in Laurel, Mississippi at the age of 14. During the intervening years before his first novel was published he worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press in virtually every major city in the South, including Atlanta. Street, who wrote several historical novels, is also well-known as a prolific short story writer. He was a regular contributor to Colliers and Cosmopolitan for many years, as well as several other major magazines.
Arranged in chronological order.
James Street collection, 1917-1957. MS 1359. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.