Myrta Lockett Avary papers
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Myrta Lockett Avary papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Avary, Myrta Lockett
Title: Myrta Lockett Avary papers
Dates: 1857-1946, undated
Quantity: 2.5 linear ft. (4 document cases, 1 half document case, 3 overesize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS20

Biographical/Historical Note

Myrta Avary Lockett was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1857. She married Dr. James Corbin Avary of Atlanta, Georgia in 1884. She was a writer for the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution, and Atlanta Georgian, as well as other publications throughout the United States. She is the author of "A Virginia Girl in the Civil War," "Uncle Remus and the Wren's Nest," and "Dixie After the War." She aided in relief work in India, China, and Cuba. She was active in the Salvation Army, the Woman's War Relief Association, and the National Congress of Mothers, later known as the Parent-Teachers Association.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, news clippings, poetry, and writings of author Myrta Avary Lockett.


Index Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
Wren's Nest (Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Myrta Avary Lockett papers, MSS 20, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1947


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

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11Biographical sketches, 1938, undated
 
2Typescript of "Memoirs of His Mother for My Nephew, John Kennon Lockett and Mary Baptise, his Wife", undated
 
3Typed transcription of 1895 diary of Harwood Alexander Locket, father of Mary Lockett, undated
 
4Correspondence, Mary Chestnut diary, 1904-1905, undated
 
5Correspondence, "A Virginia Girl", 1903, undated
 
6Personal business affairs, 1917-1931
 
7Will, inventory of Myrta Lockett Avary's estate, 1939-1946
 
8Pamphlets, 1903-1930
 
9Reviews and other writings, 1913, undated
 
10News clippings, 1899-1906, undated
 
11Short stories, undated
 
12Short stories, autobiographical sketches, interview with WATL, 1944, undated
 
13Correspondence, 1922-1942
 

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21Copyright registration for "A Virginia Girl in the Civil War", 1902
 
2Typescript for "A Virginia Girl in the Civil War", undated
 
3Typescript for "A Virginia Girl in the Civil War", undated
 
4Typescript for "A Diary From Dixie", undated
 
5Galley proofs of introduction to "A Diary From Dixie", undated
 
6Parts of transcripts for "A Diary From Dixie", undated
 
7Parts of transcripts for "A Diary From Dixie", undated
 
8Poems of Mytra Avary, handwritten, undated
 

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31Poems of Mytra Avary, typed, 1915, undated
 
2Poems of Mytra Avary, typed, undated
 
3Newspaper clippings of Myrta Avary's poems, undated
 
4Copies of published poetry with a list, 1912, undated
 
5Biographical sketch of Alexander Stephens, undated
 
6Correspondence, regarding Alexander Stephens book, 1906-1912
 
7"Letters and Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens", undated
 
8"Letters and Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens", undated
 

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41"Letters and Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens" typescript, undated
 
2"Joel Chandler Harris and His Home;" "Winning of the Wren's Nest", 1913, undated
 
3Clippings and notes, Uncle Remus and the Uncle Remus Memorial Association, 1913, undated
 
4Correspondence, Uncle Remus and the Uncle Remus Memorial Association, 1911-1914, undated
 
5Clippings, women editors in the South, undated
 
6Clippings, Frank Stanton, undated
 
7Clippings, Alice M. Birney, 1939
 
8South Carolina's first women's club, undated
 
9Clippings and correspondence, Richard J.H. Krebs, alias "Jan Valten", 1941-1942
 
10Clippings, Christian Herald and Human Life,, 1898-1910
 
11Prints, undated
 
12"The Garnet and Black, South Carolina College, 1902
 

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51Poems, 1890
 

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MSS OS box 3.2Poems, undated
 

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MSS OS box 4.3Magazine and newspaper articles, music scores, church programs, 1890-1942
 

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MSS OS box 5.1The Weekly News; The Weekly News and Courier, 1884-1885