|Creator:||Brown, Alex Booth|
|Creator:||Brown, Marel, 1899-|
|Title:||Marel Brown papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box)|
Marel Brown was born in Carroll County, Georgia in December of 1899. Her actual name was Margaret Snow Brown; she used "Marel Brown" as her pen name. She married her husband, Alexander Booth Brown, a Scottish man, in 1919. She published most of her work from the 1940s to 1970s. She was a writer of inspirational poetry, short stories, three juvenile stories and several magazine articles. Among the books she has written are Lily May and Dan, 1946; The Greshams of Greenway, 1950 and a book of three juvenile stories called The Cherry Children published in 1957.
In addition to those writings, she had published a fiction story titled Three Wise Women of the East as well as four books containing poetry and essays. Of the four poetry and essay books, most noted are Fence Corners, 1952 and The Shape of a Song, 1968 which contained writings from other writers as well.
Marel Brown received numerous awards for her writings including The Dixie Council's Poet of the Year Award, The Atlanta Writers' Club Writer of the Year Award and many more. She has also had mention in many Who's Who publications about authors and women.
This collection contains many of Marel Brown's manuscripts for poetry, fiction and magazine articles. Along with these published works is a considerable amount of correspondence to publishers. The collection also contains correspondence that Brown received in connection with the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), a group with which she was extremely involved, as well as personal correspondnce with family and friends.
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Marel Brown papers. MS 2346. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.