|Creator:||Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938|
|Creator:||McHatton, Thomas Hubbard, 1883-1956|
|Title:||Harry Stillwell Edwards poem, "The Vulture"|
|Dates:||between 1920 and 1925|
|Quantity:||0.02 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 449 to MS 471)|
Harry Stillwell Edwards was born in Macon, Ga. in 1855. He studied law and passed the bar but never practiced because of his passion for writing. Edwards had become owner and editor of the Macon Telegraph, where he published a regular column called 'What Comes Down My Creek.' This column was very popular and he continued publishing it for the rest of his life. But Edwards' most popular work was a story called 'Eneas Africanus,' which first appeared in the Macon Evening News (of which he was also part owner and co-editor). Eneas Africanus was subsequently published as a book and has sold over three million copies. He died in Macon October 22, 1938. His rustic home, Kingfisher Cabin, was later restored and placed on the grounds of Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon.
The collection consists of a copy of "The Vulture, " a poem written by Harry Stillwell Edwards. This copy was written out for Dr. McHatton by the author sometime between 1920 and 1925.
Harry Stillwell Edwards poem, "The Vulture". MS 470. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.