Joel Chandler Harris collection

Joel Chandler Harris collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908
Title: Joel Chandler Harris collection
Dates: 1886-1953
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms498

Biographical/Historical Note

"Joel Chandler Harris was an American author, born in Eatonton, Georgia."

For further information, see "Joel Chandler Harris" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Joel Chandler Harris’ original autographed Azalia manuscript, with hand written letters from Harris to Richard Watson Gilder laid in, along with the first publication of Azalia as it appeared in Century Magazine. The collection also consists of two letters from Harris, holiday cards featuring Brer Rabbit prints drawn by Mary Harris Rowsey and Evelyn Harris, and an envelope featuring a Joel Chandler Harris print and postage stamp.

Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia.
Manuscripts for publication.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Joel Chandler Harris collection, ms498, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11 Azalia manuscript, 1886-1887
1 Azalia, published in Century Magazine, 1867
2Joel Chandler Harris letters, 1904, undated
Dated At Home, December 28, 1904, "Dear Clark," signed "Joel Chandler Harris," regarding an article Clark suggested Harris write concerning "Denslow's books."
Undated, "Dear Doctor," signed "Joel Chandler Harris," regarding a bottle of urine Harris sent.
3Holiday cards & envelope, 1945-1953