Lida Wilson Turner scrapbooks
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Lida Wilson Turner scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Turner, Lida Wilson, -1971
Title: Lida Wilson Turner scrapbooks
Dates: 1925-1959, undated
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft. (1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS828

Biographical/Historical Note

Lida Wilson was born in Asheville, North Carolina. She married Charles Gainer Turner and moved to Atlanta. She wrote poetry, which won prizes and was published in periodicals and newspapers. In 1934, Mrs. Turner collected her poems into a book, Flagstones and Flowers, published by Oglethorpe University. Mrs. Turner belonged to, and was president of, both the Atlanta Branch of the National League of American Pen Women and the Atlanta Writers Club, during the 1930s. The Turners had one daughter, Virginia Palmer Turner, who attended Oglethorpe University from 1929 to 1933. She was a painter and won prizes. Virginia Turner first married Arthur Renfroe and later Lawrence Avery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of four scrapbooks containing poetry, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and drawings.

Index Terms

Avery, Virginia Palmer Turner
National League of American Pen Women. Atlanta Branch
Poets, American--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lida Wilson Turner scrapbooks, MSS 828, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




MSS OS Box 4.2301Scrapbook of published poems by Lida Wilson Turner, accompanied by illustrations, 1932, undated
2Scrapbook of prize-winning poems by Lida Wilson Turner, 1925-1949
3Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, correspondence, notices, etc., 1925-1953
4Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Virginia Palmer Turner, 1929-1933, 1956-1959