Marsh, John R., (John Robert), 1895-1952
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
|Title: ||Mitchell-Marsh family papers|
|Dates: ||Bulk, 1925-1949|
|Dates: ||1918-1995, bulk 1925-1949|
2.6 Linear feet
(2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box)
|Coll. Number: ||ms3060|
"Margaret Mitchell was the author of Gone With the Wind, one of the most popular books of all time. The novel was published in 1936 and sold more than a million copies in the first six months, a phenomenal feat considering it was the Great Depression era. More than 30 million copies of this Civil War-era masterpiece have been sold worldwide in thirty-eight countries. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages. Approximately 250,000 copies are still sold each year. Shortly after the book's publication the movie rights were sold to David O. Selznick for $50,000, the highest amount ever paid for a manuscript up to that time. In 1937 Margaret Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize." - "Margaret Mitchell." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
Margaret Mitchell's second marriage was to John Robert Marsh on July 4, 1925, and the couple set up housekeeping in a small apartment affectionately called "The Dump." They entertained the newspaper crowd and other friends on a regular basis. Marsh, originally from Maysville, Kentucky, worked for the Georgia Railway and Power Company (later Georgia Power Company) as director of the publicity department.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of the papers of Margaret Mitchell, John Marsh and the Marsh family from 1918-1995. The papers include correspondence, writings, printed material and photographs. Most of the correspondence is from John Marsh and Margaret Mitchell to John's mother and sister, Frances. The letters discuss health problems, family news, Gone with the wind (book and movie), and the complications sudden fame brought to their lives. There are also several letters from John Marsh to his family concerning his wife's death.
Arranged by record type.
Mitchell-Marsh family papers. MS 3060. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is restricted. Please contact the repository for terms governing use of this collection.
For related materials regarding Margaret Mitchell located in the Hargrett Library, see also the following collections:
Margaret Mitchell family papers, MS 905; Margaret Mitchell scrapbook, MS 1614; Margaret Mitchell letter to Marjorie Rawlings, MS 2444; Miss Ellen Elliott, MS 2513; Margaret Mitchell photographs, MS 3031; Margaret Mitchell letters, MS 3326; Margaret Mitchell letter to Mr. Rubin, MS 3600m.