Aurelia Austin papers

Aurelia Austin papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Aurelia Austin papers
Dates: circa 1930-1970
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:This collection consists primarily of a manuscript of Austin's book, A Georgia Boy with Stonewall Jackson. Other materials include an early dairy, a small amount of genealogical material and correspondence, as well as a few notes and related clippings.
Coll. Number: ms3675.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Aurelia Austin (1912-1998) was born to parents Rev. Herbert and Mary Wells Austin in Decatur, Georgia. Educated in Atlanta public schools, she later attended the Southern Business University and took classes in art, religion, and creative writing at Emory University. Austin also attended the Minneapolis School of Art and the Atlanta Conservatory of Music. She worked in Houston from 1972-1977 as a private secretary to the president and chairman of Ashcraft-Wilkinson Company and Duval Sales Corp. Aurelia developed a passion for genealogy, creative writing, and poetry. She published several books, including A Georgia Boy with Stonewall Jackson, a manuscript of which is included here. Austin also won many awards for her poetry and published several anthologies. During the 1980s she was an active member in the Atlanta and Georgia branches of the National League of American Pen Women.


Arranged by record type; manuscript is arranged by book chapters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Aurelia Austin papers, MS 3675. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1931
2Genealogy- Verner/Varner familes
3Correspondence, 1961-1964
4Writings- "A Georgia Boy with Stonewall Jackson"
5Writings- "A Georgia Boy with Stonewall Jackson"- title page-Chapter 2
6Writings- "A Georgia Boy with Stonewall Jackson"- Chapter 3-Chapter 9
7Writings- "A Georgia Boy with Stonewall Jackson"- Chapter 10-Chapter 13, index
8Writings- "A Georgia Boy with Stonewall Jackson"- miscellaneous pages
9Writings- "The Man with the Midas Touch"
11Printed material
12Negatives (appear to depict Stonewall Jackson and George Washington)