|Creator:||Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908|
|Title:||Joel Chandler Harris papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
"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. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
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.
Joel Chandler Harris collection, MS 498. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Gift of Mr. S. W. Forgy.