Lollie Belle Wylie family papers

Lollie Belle Wylie family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Wylie, Lollie Belle
Title: Lollie Belle Wylie family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1880-1922
Dates: 1723-1986
Quantity: 5.75 Linear feet 10 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3408

Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Isabelle "Lollie Belle" Moore Wylie (1858-1923) was born in Alabama to Thomas Polk Moore (1833-1859) and Augusta Ellis Moore (1836?-1907?). In 1865 the Moore family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they remained. In 1877 Lollie Belle married Hart Wylie (1855-1887) and had two daughters, Augusta "Gussie" Louisa (1879-1954) and Hart (1885-1962). Lollie Belle was a journalist, author, poet, and musician. After the death of her husband, she took a job as society editor at the Atlanta Journal thus becoming the first woman to have a paid position on a daily newspaper in the South. She later edited two small periodicals titled The Butterfly and Society. She wrote numerous poems and short stories, and composed the music for the state song of Georgia. Her published books of poetry were Legend of the Cherokee Rose (1887) and The Arcade (1916).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, writings, financial papers, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks and sheet music. Most of the correspondence is to Lollie Belle Wylie from other writers, including some famous authors such as Samuel L. Clemens, Richard Harding Davis, Harry Stillwell Edwards, Joel Chandler Harris, Joaquin Miller, and Jack London. There are numerous letters from Orth H. Stein and Henry Wellington Wack. Also included are many letters from Lollie Belle to her daughter Hart. There are several letters of Howell Cobb and T.R.R. Cobb to or about Samuel P. Thurmond. The writings are mainly by Lollie Belle Wylie and include a detailed memoir of her life in the city of Atlanta. The financial papers are primarily promissory notes and receipts of the Ellis family. Some of the sheet music in the collection was composed by Lollie Belle Wylie.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Authors, American--Georgia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 -- Correspondence
Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862 -- Correspondence
Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916 -- Correspondence
Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938 -- Correspondence
Ellis family -- Finance, Personal
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 -- Correspondence
London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Correspondence
Promissory notes.
Receipts (financial records)
Sheet music.
Stein, Orth H. -- Correspondence
Thurmond, Samuel Pinckney, 1820-1887
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Correspondence
Wack, Henry Wellington, 1869-1954 -- Correspondence
Writings (document genre)
Wylie, Hart, 1885-1962 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Lollie Belle Wylie family papers, ms3408, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical and Personal

11Biographical information-Laura Isabelle "Lollie Belle" Moore Wylie
2Genealogy-Moore family
3Genealogy-Wylie family
4Genealogy correspondence, 1893-1909
5Genealogy correspondence, 1911-1986
6Genealogy research material
7Lock of hair-Clarence E. Moore
8Will-Augusta Ellis Moore, 1907
9Will-Clarence E. Moore, 1893
10Will-James Moore, 1723
11Will-Samuel Wyley, 1764
12Will-William Wylie, 1799
13Burial notes-Jonathan Marston Ellis [?]

2. Correspondence

2.1 To Lollie Belle Wylie

5Bell, Ralcy Husted, 1899-1905, 1931
6Bleckley, L. E., 1888-1896
7Borglum, Gutzon, 1922
8Carter, Josiah, 1889 1890
9 Christian Herald, 1913
10Clark, Richard H., 1880-1895
11Clemens, Samuel L., 1909
12Cockerill, John A., 1893-1894
13Davis, Richard Harding, 1912
14Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1896
15Ellis, Hayne, 1904-1913
16Emmons, E. A., 1898
17Felton, Rebecca Latimer, 1909
18Folsom, Montgomery M., 1895-1896
19Frank Leslie Publishing House, 1894-1899
20Fraser-Mackintosh, E. M., 1908-1916
21Hanson, Gladys, 1918-1933
22Harben, Will, 1907
23Harris, Joel Chandler-nd
23Harris, Julian, 1909
24Hodgson, Richard, 1894
25Irwin, Wallace, 1909
26Kipling, Rudyard (signature only)
27London, Jack, 1916
28McIntosh, A., 1921-1922
29Markham Edwin, 1903
30Martin, Logan P., 1916
31Munroe, Georgia Thornton, 1912
32Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1894
33Roustin, Angile & Suzanne, 1918-1921
34Rutherford, Mildred, 1914
35Stanton, Frank L., 1915-1916
36Stein, Orth H., 1892
37Stein, Orth H., 1893-1897
38Stein, Orth H.-nd
39Stein, Orth H.-nd
40Stovall, Leila, 1907
31Wack, Henry Wellington, 1894
2Wack, Henry Wellington, 1895
3Wack, Henry Wellington, 1896-1897
4Wack, Henry Wellington & Lillian DeBlois, 1898-1899
5Wack, Henry Wellington, 1900-1905
6Wack, Henry Wellington, 1908-1920
7Wilson, Woodrow, 1909
8Wood, W. L., 1894-1906
9Wylie, James R., 1894-1903
10Illegible/unknown correspondents and empty envelopes

2.2 Other Correspondence

311Correspondence-Hart Wylie, 1855-1887
12Correspondence to Hart Wylie Smith, 1885-1962
13Correspondence to Hart Wylie Smith
14Correspondence to Laura Isabel Smith, 1915
15Correspondence-William D. Ellis, William Lee Ellis, 1862-1924
16Correspondence-Augusta Ellis Moore, 1883-1905
17Correspondence-Clarence Moore, 1881-1900
18Correspondence to Susan Carlton Smith, Hart Wylie Shiver, 1937, 1951, 1981
19Correspondence to others, 1867-1933
20Correspondence-Howell Cobb, T. R. R. Cobb, 1848-1859
21Letters from various governors to Lollie Belle Wylie on behalf of the Uncle Remus Memorial Association, 1909

3. Writings

3.1 Lollie Belle Wylie

2"My Own Story"
3Memoir "I Can Recall"
4Memoir "I Can Recall" with illustrations and genealogy
5Memoir "I Can Recall" duplicate copy
6Address book/medicine lists
7Pioneer Woman's Society of Atlanta
10Untitled and fragments

3.2 Others

512Writings-Augusta Ellis Moore, Clarence Moore
13Journal - Judge Richard H. Clark (Wylie edited his memoirs)
14Writings by others A-Z
15Writings by unknown authors
16Writings-notes and fragments

4. Financial

61Land transactions, 1862-1885
2Ellis family, 1862-1864
3Ellis family, 1865-1879
4Ellis family, 1880-1886
5Elllis family, nd
6Moore family, 1879-1907
7Smith family
8Wylie family, 1926

5. Printed Material

69Clippings-Lollie Belle Wylie & family
10Clippings-Clarence Moore
11Clippings-Montgomery M. Folsom
12Clippings-Orth Harper Stein
71Lollie Belle Wylie
2 The Butterfly-editor Lollie Belle Wylie, 1897-1898
3 Essays in Idleness by Agnes Repplier
4 Jekyll Island Club by Charles Lanier
5 Legend of the Cherokee Rose booklet (poem only) by Lollie Belle Wylie
6 Scraps of Song and Southern Scenes by Montgomery M. Folsom

6. Photographs and Scrapbooks

101Mental photograph album, 1902-1904
81Scrapbook-Augusta Ellis Moore [?]
2Scrapbook-Lollie Belle Wylie
102Scrapbook - Joaquin Miller [includes correspondence, photographs, and clippings], 1902-1908

7. Oversize Material

91 The Atlanta Exposition and South Illustrated
2 The Magic City by James W. Buel
3 Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt
4Pages of illustrations from untitled book
5Certificates-Lollie Belle Wylie-Daughters of the American Colonists
5Certificates-Lollie Belle Wylie-Daughters of the American Revolution
6Oversize printed material
7Sheet music