Southern Writers collection, 1826-1972 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Southern Writers collection, 1826-1972

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 535

Extent: 2.0 Boxes


This artificial collection, created by Tulane University, contains single items and small groups of documents from a variety of sources pertaining to a subject or interest.

The collection consists of one box.

Subjects: Authors, American -- 19th century., Authors, American -- 20th century., Authors, American -- Southern States., Women authors, American -- 19th century., Women authors, American -- 20th century., Women novelists.

Forms of Material: Articles., Correspondence., Plays (document genre), Poems., Typescripts.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is made up of poems, letters, notebooks, notes, plays, articles, programs, short stories, and essays.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, American -- 19th century.
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Authors, American -- Southern States.
Women authors, American -- 19th century.
Women authors, American -- 20th century.
Women novelists.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: Southern Writers collection, Manuscripts Collection 535, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

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Box 1: Southern Writers collection
Folder 1: Tale of the Nightingales, descriptive piece, undated
Descriptive piece evidently copied from Times Democrat in 1880s. Translation from the French.
Folder 2: Claude Florence poems, 1876-1877
Three poems by Claude Florence, probably published in local newspaper and copied by someone.
Folder 3: Cecilia Viets Jamison letters, 1893-1903
Cecilia Jamison (1837-1909) was an artist and author. Her husband, Samuel Jamison, a prominent New Orleans. Lived at Live Oak Plantation near Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and New Orleans. Her portrait of Longfellow was presented to Tulane University and her novels are in the stacks. Letters to Madame Girard, a former teacher.
Folder 4: Amy Frost notebook, 1874
Copybook containing mostly parts for characters of a one act comedy called The Young Volunteer. On the cover is written "Miss Amy Frost."
Folder 5: Basil Hall letters, 1826, 1835
One letter written to Baron Falkenstein, of Dresden, Germany, concerning the gift of Hall's books to the German Royal Library. Other letter to his publishers in London. Hall was a captain in the British navy and an author of various travel books, including his impressions of North America.
Folder 6: Mississippi memorial poems, 1841, 1843
Two poems, one written on the death of the Reverend S.G. Winchester, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Natchez, and one on the death of Hugh Watt of Vicksburg.
Folder 7: Rose Knox notebook, 1940
Notebook containing clippings, source notes, et cetera, used by Knox in writing book, Cousins Luck, published in 1940 October.
Folder 8: Mary Stuart poem, 1855
A poem written by Mary Stuart of Mobile to a Mrs. M. Dewey, dated 1855 October 12.
Folder 9: Louisiana writers of the eighteenth century, notes, undated
Miscellaneous notes and critical bibliography on Louisiana writers and historical figures of the eighteenth century. Also six calling cards with responses to dinner invitation by the Louisiana Historical Society.
Folder 10: Alfred Coppens play, 1860
Manuscript of a play, Marguerite, by Alfred Coppens of New Orleans.
Folder 11: Paul Trevigne letter, 1902
Letter written to Librarian of Fisk Library, the old public library in New Orleans by Paul Trevigne, an African-American Creole editor of L'Union and La Tribune newspapers giving information concerning French literature in Louisiana with references to certain Louisiana authors and their works.
Folder 12: Winnie Smith Evans, "An Intimate Study of Addie McGrath Lee's Life and Writings" typescript

Study of Addie McGrath Lee, 1866-1899, a Louisiana writer of poetry and articles for newspapers, Truth and New Orleans Picayune. Author of Playing 'Possum and Other Pine Woods Stories (copy in Louisiana Collection). Her nom de plume was "Vivian." Thesis for Master's degree at Peabody College by Winnie Smith Evans. Contains bibliography. One bound typescript (carbon copy).

Addie McGrath Lee was the daughter of John McGrath, journalist at the Baton Rouge Gazette and Confederate general, and Lavinia Smith, daughter of a Louisiana planter.

Folder 13: "Swan of Avon" program, 1872
1872 April 23. Program of George Ryer's "Swan of Avon" performed by the Shakespeare Club of New Orleans.
Folder 14: Carolyn George North poem, 1957

Poem written and presented by Mrs. North.

Poem, "The Remaining Few," written by Carolyn George North, Poet-Laureate, Camp Moore Chapter number 562, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, dedicated to Confederate Veterans, with a letters presenting the poem to the library.

Folder 15: French verse, undated

1. "Au Drapeau americain" bearing the following information: It was composed by Dr. C. Delery, Louisiana Creole and read at the theatre de l'opera, New Orleans, 1801 February 22, to celebrate Washington's birthday.

2. "L'Amandier"-no author.

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