John W. Wells papers

John W. Wells papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Wells papers
Creator: Wells, John W.
Inclusive Dates: 1924-1959
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Collection Number: ms2835
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John W. Wells was an actor, playwright, and songwriter of Waycross, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence; business items; typed and handwritten manuscripts, both published and unpublished, of Well's plays; and photographs. The correspondence contains letters from Well's publishers and editors regarding rewrites, publication, copyrights, staging, and production of Well's plays. The correspondence also includes letters to Well's wife Sarah from friends and Wells discussing social activities and Well's writing. Business materials include movie rights for Well's play "Rafter Romance" and New Jersey and New York City theater records for a production by Wells.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John W. Wells papers, ms2835, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Correspondence, 1924-1943
 
12Photographs, Clippings
 
13Business Items
 
14Miscellaneous Items
 
15Manuscript - Rafter Romance pp. 1-137
 
16Manuscript - Rafter Romance pp. 138-274
 
17Manuscript - Coffee and Crullers
 
18Manuscript - Baby Shoes (from a story by Rupert Hughes)
 
boxfolder
21Manuscript - Son
 
22Manuscript - Son
 
23Manuscript - Domestic Relations
 
24Manuscript - Domestic Relations
 
25Manuscript - Untitled (Rutledges Son)?
 
26Manuscript - Untitled (Rutledges Son)?

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