Corra Harris papers

Corra Harris papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Harris, Corra, 1869-1935
Title: Corra Harris papers
Dates: circa 1910-1925
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3015

Biographical/Historical Note

"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. (Retrieved August 1, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Harris, Corra, 1869-1935 -- Big end
Harris, Corra, 1869-1935 -- Communiqué from the Allies of the Allied Armies
Harris, Corra, 1869-1935 -- Living water
Harris, Corra, 1869-1935 -- My own life
Harris, Corra, 1869-1935 -- My son
Harris, Corra, 1869-1935 -- Outline of my life
Women authors, American--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Corra Harris papers. MS 3015. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1 My Son 41 pages (missing page 23)
Communiqué From the Allies of the Allied Armies 34 pages
(unsure if complete)
Living Water 23 Pages
(Part III, incomplete)
The Big End MC Horton 203-204 National City County Building Atlanta GA 203 pages 37 Chapters
(appears complete)
My Own Life 23 pages
(alternate beginning)
My Own Life 31 pages
(hand written name and address beginning version)
My Own Life 25 pages
(unmarked chapter)
My Own Life 23 pages Part 5
My Own Life 26 pages Part 6
My Own Life 24 pages Part 7
My Own Life 22 pages Part 8
My Own Life 14 pages Part 9
Outline of My Life (?) 6 sheets
4 with writing, 2 without