John W. Wells papers

John W. Wells papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Wells, John W.
Title: John W. Wells papers
Dates: 1924-1959
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of John W. Wells from 1924-1959. The papers include correspondence; business items; typed and handwritten manuscripts, both published and unpublished, of Well's plays; and photographs. The correspondence (1929-1943) contains letters from Well's publishers and editors regarding rewrites, publication, copyrights, staging, and production of Well's plays. The correspondence also includes letters to Well's wife Sarah from friends and Wells discussing social activities and Well's writing. Business materials include movie rights for Well's play "Rafter Romance" and New Jersey and New York City theater records for a production by Wells.
Coll. Number: ms2835

Biographical/Historical Note

John W. Wells, actor, playwright, and songwriter of Waycross, Georgia.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Drama--20th century.
Dramatists, American--Georgia.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Theater--Production and direction.
Wells, Sarah

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John W. Wells papers. MS 2835. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1924-1943, Undated
2Photographs, Clippings
3Business Items
4Miscellaneous Items
5Manuscript Rafter Romance pp. 1-137
6Manuscript Rafter Romance pp. 138-274
7Manuscript Coffee and Crullers
8Manuscript Baby Shoes (from a story by Rupert Hughes)
21Manuscript Son
2Manuscript Son
3Manuscript Domestic Relations
4Manuscript Domestic Relations
5Manuscript Untitled (Rutledges Son)?
6Manuscript Untitled (Rutledges Son)?