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Wylly Folk St. John papers

Wylly Folk St. John papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wylly Folk St. John papers
Creator: St. John, Wylly Folk
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1965
Language(s): English
Extent: 8.75 Linear Feet 17 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2325
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Wylly Folk St. John 91908-1985) was born near Ehrhardt, South Carolina, and died in High Shoals, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia and worked at the Atlanta Journal and Constitution Sunday magazine for some time before joining her husband, Thomas St. John, an Army officer, in Germany. St. John was an author of articles, short stories, novels, and children's books, writing in several genres but especially children's mystery.

Scope and Content

This is the second of two collections of Wylly Folk St. John material. This collection contains various personal materials and unpublished writings, including typed manuscripts of unpublished novels and short stories. Also included are research notes, newspaper clippings, and personal correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wylly Folk St. John papers, ms2325, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 January 28.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Children's literature.
Manuscripts (documents)
St. John, Thomas Franklin, 1906-1983
St. John, Wylly Folk
Women authors -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Wylly St. Folk John papers, ms2145.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Personal files and photographs

11Awards (2)
12Biographical Information
22-6Family Photographs
27Photographs, miscellaneous
28-12Correspondence, 1962-1965
33-4Unmarked Postcards
35-8Personal Correspondence
41-2Personal Correspondence
43-4Letters from St. John to E at Atlanta Journal Magazine

2. Manuscripts and Notes

51The Mystery of the Carved (Carbon)
52And Then There Were Four (Carbon)
53 The Mystery of the Gryphon
61Short Story Notes
62Miscellaneous Clippings
63Drafts and Materials for Greeting Cards
64Novel Topics and Notes
65Notes for story The Cuckold
66TMS To Know The Difference
67Clippings and Notes on Diabetes and Alcoholism
68TMS Better Is the End
71Notes and Index for The Mystery of the Carved
72Miscellaneous Book Notes
73TMS The Mystery of the Gr Herring
74TMS I'm Going to be Carri
75Notes for The Flying Sauc at Skull Hollow
76TMS Cuckoo Christmas
77Notes for We Pluck This F.
78Miscellaneous Clippings and Notes
79Article one "Tourism in W Germany" with pictures
710Miscellaneous Articles and Clipping for Article on Cancer
711Unidentified Manuscript No
81Viking Jr. Books Catalogue
82TMS A Girl Named Fortune
83TMS A Prospect for Flowers
84TMS The Heart is Whole No
85TMS The Night They Came Original and with revisions
86TMS Mad King Ludwig's Castle
91MS Notes and clippings
92Miscellaneous Notes and Letters
93TMS The Warm Place
94Notes and references for The Champion of Trestle Bridge Road
95TMS Said The Starling

3. Thomas St. John Correspondence

111-71930 and undated, 1930
118Poetry from Thomas to Wylly
119Miscellaneous Correspondence
1110Addresses, Empty Envelopes

4. Unpublished novels, manuscripts and notes

121Better is the End (c. 1)
122Better is the End (c. 2)
123The Clue in the Chimney Stones (with daughter)
124And Then There Were Four p. 1-73
125And Then There Were Four p. 74-141
126A Girl Named Fortune (c. 1)
127A Girl Named Fortune (c. 2)
131Hungry Generations p. 1-133
132Hungry Generations p. 134-199
133Hungry Generations p. 200-301
134The Mystery of the Carved Cross (c. 1) p. 1-50; with letter
135The Mystery of the Carved Cross (c. 1) p. 51-126; missing end
136The Mystery of the Carved Cross (c. 2.)
137Price Beyond Rubies (with letters)
138The Secret (c. 1)
141The Secret (c. 2)
142The Secret (c. 3)
143The Secret (c. 4)
144The Sleeping Woman p. 1-167
145The Sleeping Woman p. 168-324
146 Ten Commanded
151That Best Portion p. 1-97
152That Best Portion p. 98-207
153That Best Portion p. 208-246
154 The Treasure of Rock Gryphon
155 Whose Baby Was It?
156"The Family That Didn't Keep Christmas"
157"A Fig For Him Who Frets"
158"The House at Wormwood"
159"The Hypochodriac" (with letter)
1510"The Killer"
1511"Lab D' Amour"
1512"The Last Man on Earth"
1512("The Bandit Was Armed and Dangerous")
161"Mother Goes Home"
161a Mother Santa Claus Stories
162"Not a Chance in the World"
163"The Nymph's Last Garment"
164"Petit Sergent"
165"The Provider"
166"Run Run Run" (with letter)
168The Other Side of the Mountain (Screenplay: with letter)
169Articles, Reviews
1611Research Notes
1612Research Notes
1613Research Notes (The Clue in the Chimney Stones, Treasure of Rock Gryphon, Hungry Generations)

5. Printed Material

171-9Clippings for Research
1710Printed Material - fingerprints
181Printed Material - Arizona
182Printed Material - Magazines
183Printed Material - Fernbank Science Center
184Printed Material - Rome-Floyd Co. Georgia
185Mystery Writers of America - Directories
186Financial Reports
187The Volemar Stone with notes, unknown author
188Rebecca's Revenge-Commuter Diary by Anne St. John - daughter - with notes)
189A Lady in the Parlor - Coast Guard Newsletter by John Folk

6. Promotional Posters

1The Secrets of Pirates Inn - Rich's Department Store
1The Secrets of Hidden Creek - Rich's Department Store
1The Secrets of the Seven Crows - Rich's Department Store