Berry Fleming letters

Berry Fleming letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Fleming, Berry, 1899-1989
Title: Berry Fleming letters
Dates: 1959
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 881, MS 884 to MS 889 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of three letters from Berry Fleming, Georgia author, to Miss LaBoone, newspaper librarian; his request for help with a reference, which she found, and his thanks for the information.
Coll. Number: ms887
Location: 32108050816381

Biographical/Historical Note

Publishers Weekly magazine once called Berry Fleming "the quintessential Southern writer; funny, wise and like the best of those from the South, an incredibly good storyteller." His long career began in 1927 with the publication of The Conqueror's Stone, an adventure story about a bloodthirsty pirate off the South Carolina coast. Fleming is best known for his novel Colonel Effingham's Raid, published in 1943. Among his other books are Siesta (1935), The Lightwood Tree (1947), The Fortune Tellers (1951), Carnival (1953), The Winter Rider (1960), Lucinderella (1967), The Acrobats (1969), The Make-Believers (1972), The Affair at Honey Hill (1981), and The Bookman's Tale and Others (1986). Fleming grew up in Augusta, the son of Daisy and Porter Fleming. His father was in the cotton and fertilizer businesses. He graduated in 1922 from Harvard University. One year earlier he had sold his first article to the New York Evening Post. He began his writing career in New York, where he met Anne Shirley Molloy of Lexington, Kentucky. They married in 1925 and remained married until her death in 1973. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Retrieved October 31, 2008)

For more information, see the article "Berry Fleming (1899-1989)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia--Correspondence.
Fleming, Berry, 1899-1989 -- Correspondence
Reference services (Libraries)--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Berry Fleming letters. MS 887. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Berry Fleming papers, 1929-1977. MS 1484