|Creator:||Harris, Corra, 1869-1935|
|Title:||Corra Harris papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
"Novelist Corra White Harris was one of the most celebrated women from Georgia for nearly three decades in the early twentieth century. She is best known for her first novel, A Circuit Rider's Wife (1910), though she gained a national audience a decade before its publication. From 1899 through the 1920s, she published hundreds of essays and short stories and more than a thousand book reviews in such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Harper's, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and especially the Independent, a highly reputable New York-based periodical known for its political, social, and literary critiques. ... In 1887 she married Methodist minister and educator Lundy Howard Harris. They had three children, only one of whom-a daughter named Faith-lived beyond infancy. Harris's career developed out of financial necessity. Her husband's life in the Methodist ministry and in ministerial education was punctuated by incapacities from bouts of alcoholism and depression. Before and after Lundy Harris's death in 1910, Corra Harris assumed responsibility for her immediate and extended family's financial survival. She remained a widow, spending the last two decades of her life at the place she named 'In the Valley' just outside Cartersville in Bartow County. There she died in 1935, having outlived her daughter by sixteen years. " - "Corra Harris." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
The collection consists of typescripts of My son, Communique from the Allies of the Allied Armies, Living water, The big end, My own life, and Outline of my life by Corra Harris.
Arranged by record type.
Corra Harris papers. MS 3015. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.