Wylly Folk St. John papers

Wylly Folk St. John papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: St. John, Wylly Folk
Title: Wylly Folk St. John papers
Dates: 1929-1965
Quantity: 8.75 Linear feet 17 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2325

Biographical/Historical Note

Wylly Folk St. John 91908-1985) was born near Ehrhardt, South Carolina, and died in High Shoals, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia and worked at the Atlanta Journal and Constitution Sunday magazine for some time before joining her husband, Thomas St. John, an Army officer, in Germany. St. John was an author of articles, short stories, novels, and children's books, writing in several genres but especially children's mystery.

Scope and Content Note

This is the second of two collections of Wylly Folk St. John material. This collection contains various personal materials and unpublished writings, including typed manuscripts of unpublished novels and short stories. Also included are research notes, newspaper clippings, and personal correspondence.

Index Terms

Children's literature.
Manuscripts (documents)
St. John, Thomas Franklin, 1906-1983
St. John, Wylly Folk
Women authors--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Wylly Folk St. John papers, ms2325, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Wylly St. Folk John papers, ms2145.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Personal files and photographs

11Awards (2)
2Biographical Information
2-6Family Photographs
7Photographs, miscellaneous
8-12Correspondence, 1962-1965
3-4Unmarked Postcards
5-8Personal Correspondence
41-2Personal Correspondence
3-4Letters from St. John to E at Atlanta Journal Magazine

2. Manuscripts and Notes

51 The Mystery of the Carved (Carbon)
2 And Then There Were Four (Carbon)
3 The Mystery of the Gryphon
61Short Story Notes
2Miscellaneous Clippings
3Drafts and Materials for Greeting Cards
4Novel Topics and Notes
5Notes for story The Cuckold
6TMS To Know The Difference
7Clippings and Notes on Diabetes and Alcoholism
8TMS Better Is the End
71Notes and Index for The Mystery of the Carved
2Miscellaneous Book Notes
3TMS The Mystery of the Gr Herring
4TMS I'm Going to be Carri
5Notes for The Flying Sauc at Skull Hollow
6TMS Cuckoo Christmas
7Notes for We Pluck This F.
8Miscellaneous Clippings and Notes
9Article one "Tourism in W Germany" with pictures
10Miscellaneous Articles and Clipping for Article on Cancer
11Unidentified Manuscript No
81Viking Jr. Books Catalogue
2TMS A Girl Named Fortune
3TMS A Prospect for Flowers
4TMS The Heart is Whole No
5TMS The Night They Came Original and with revisions
6TMS Mad King Ludwig's Castle
91MS Notes and clippings
2Miscellaneous Notes and Letters
3TMS The Warm Place
4Notes and references for The Champion of Trestle Bridge Road
5TMS Said The Starling

3. Thomas St. John Correspondence

111-71930 and undated, 1930
8Poetry from Thomas to Wylly
9Miscellaneous Correspondence
10Addresses, Empty Envelopes

4. Unpublished novels, manuscripts and notes

121 Better is the End (c. 1)
2 Better is the End (c. 2)
3 The Clue in the Chimney Stones (with daughter)
4 And Then There Were Four p. 1-73
5 And Then There Were Four p. 74-141
6 A Girl Named Fortune (c. 1)
7 A Girl Named Fortune (c. 2)
131 Hungry Generations p. 1-133
2 Hungry Generations p. 134-199
3 Hungry Generations p. 200-301
4 The Mystery of the Carved Cross (c. 1) p. 1-50; with letter
5 The Mystery of the Carved Cross (c. 1) p. 51-126; missing end
6 The Mystery of the Carved Cross (c. 2.)
7 Price Beyond Rubies (with letters)
8 The Secret (c. 1)
141 The Secret (c. 2)
2 The Secret (c. 3)
3 The Secret (c. 4)
4 The Sleeping Woman p. 1-167
5 The Sleeping Woman p. 168-324
6 Ten Commanded
151 That Best Portion p. 1-97
2 That Best Portion p. 98-207
3 That Best Portion p. 208-246
4 The Treasure of Rock Gryphon
5 Whose Baby Was It?
6"The Family That Didn't Keep Christmas"
7"A Fig For Him Who Frets"
8"The House at Wormwood"
9"The Hypochodriac" (with letter)
10"The Killer"
11"Lab D' Amour"
12"The Last Man on Earth"
12("The Bandit Was Armed and Dangerous")
161"Mother Goes Home"
1a Mother Santa Claus Stories
2"Not a Chance in the World"
3"The Nymph's Last Garment"
4"Petit Sergent"
5"The Provider"
6"Run Run Run" (with letter)
8 The Other Side of the Mountain (Screenplay: with letter)
9Articles, Reviews
11Research Notes
12Research Notes
13Research Notes ( The Clue in the Chimney Stones, Treasure of Rock Gryphon, Hungry Generations)

5. Printed Material

171-9Clippings for Research
10Printed Material - fingerprints
181Printed Material - Arizona
2Printed Material - Magazines
3Printed Material - Fernbank Science Center
4Printed Material - Rome-Floyd Co. Georgia
5Mystery Writers of America - Directories
6Financial Reports
7 The Volemar Stone with notes, unknown author
8 Rebecca's Revenge-Commuter Diary by Anne St. John - daughter - with notes)
9 A Lady in the Parlor - Coast Guard Newsletter by John Folk

6. Promotional Posters

OS Folder
1 The Secrets of Pirates Inn - Rich's Department Store
The Secrets of Hidden Creek - Rich's Department Store
The Secrets of the Seven Crows - Rich's Department Store