Joel Chandler Harris papers

Joel Chandler Harris papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908
Title: Joel Chandler Harris papers
Dates: 1886-1953
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms498

Biographical/Historical Note

"Joel Chandler Harris gained national prominence for his numerous volumes of Uncle Remus folktales. Harris's long-standing legacy as a "progressive conservative" New South journalist, folklorist, fiction writer, and children's author continues to influence our society today." - "Joel Chandler Harris." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved August 1, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence and holiday cards written by Joel Chandler Harris, some with his signature. Included are: 1.) One letter signed, undated; 2.) Fourteen Christmas cards, printed, to Mary Harris & Frank Rowsey and Mr. & Mrs. Evelyn Harris, plus a covering envelope; 3.) First day of issue cover and JCH stamp, 1948; 4.) One card; 5.) Typed copy of a letter to Richard Watson Gilder, editor of Century Magazine, dated December 24, 1886 from Atlanta, Georgia re: Harry Stillwell Edwards' Two Runaways and Harris's Azalia and the authors' rights to fictionalize real events.

Index Terms

Authors, American--20th century--Autographs.
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Authors, American--Georgia--Eatonton--Autographs.
Authors, American--Georgia--Eatonton--Correspondence.
Cards (information artifacts)
Christmas cards.
Copies (document genres).
Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909 -- Correspondence
Harris, Evelyn -- Correspondence
Harris, Evelyn, Mrs. -- Correspondence
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 -- Correspondence
Harris, Mary -- Correspondence
Periodical editors--New Jersey--Correspondence.
Periodical editors--New York (State)--Correspondence.
Poets, American--19th century--Correspondence.
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Postage stamps.
Rowsey, Frank -- Correspondence
Signatures (names)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joel Chandler Harris collection, MS 498. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Mr. S. W. Forgy.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Original Autograph Manuscript