Marel Brown papers

Marel Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown, Alex Booth
Creator: Brown, Marel, 1899-
Title: Marel Brown papers
Dates: 1968-1983
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms2346

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Atlanta Writers' Club.
Bramblett, Agnes Cochran
Brown, Marel, 1899- -- Correspondence
Georgia Writers' Project.
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
Marshall, Catherine, 1914-1983
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Moody, Minnie Hite, 1900-
National League of American Pen Women.
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
Pen Women.
Poetry Society of Georgia.
Reece, Byron Herbert, 1917-1958
Sibley, Celestine
Strong, Katherine
Women authors, American--Georgia.
Women authors, American--Societies, etc.
Women poets, American--Georgia.
Writings (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Marel Brown papers. MS 2346. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical Information re: Who's Who Listings
2Clippings re: Marel Brown and National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)
3Newsletters from NLAPW w/ articles about Marel Brown
4Misc. Correspondence and Printed Materials
5Misc. Personal Correspondence
6Misc. Personal Correspondence
7Misc. Personal Correspondence
8Published Library List including Marel Brown
9Christmas Cards w/ Correspondence from Special People, 1982
10Christmas and Birthday Cards w/ Correspondence, 1983
21Misc. Clippings and Programs
2Business Correspondence, Speeches and Newsletters
3Business Correspondence re: NLAPW
4Business Correspondence re: NLAPW
5Business Correspondence re: NLAPW
31Misc. Writings
2TMS Three Barns Later w/ notes
3Published Materials
4Published Articles and Poems
5Published Articles and Poems
6Published Articles, Poems and Stories
7Published Articles
8Log of Published Works