|Creator:||Wheeler, Candace, 1827-1923|
|Title:||Candace Thurber Wheeler collection|
|Quantity:||0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1462 to MS 1469)|
Candace Thurber Wheeler (1827-1923) was a native New Yorker who in her later years helped establish one of the several arts colonies in the Thomasville, Georgia vicinity. She was a founder of the Society of Decorative Art, director of the Bureau of Applied Arts of the Woman's Building at the Columbian Exposition, and a pioneer in the study of embroidery in America. She is also the author of Yesterdays in a Busy Life, a book which describes her Thomasville experience.
The collection consists of three typescript pages of biographical information and a letter entirely in her hand which describes Wheeler's tapestry and writing at age 94.
Candace Thurber Wheeler collection, MS 1464. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.