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John W. Wells papers

John W. Wells papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Wells papers
Creator: Wells, John W.
Inclusive Dates: 1924-1959
Language(s): 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The collection consists of correspondence; business items; typed and handwritten manuscripts, both published and unpublished, of Well's plays; and photographs.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.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dramatists -- Georgia.
Manuscripts (documents)
Theater -- Production and direction.
Wells, Sarah

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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)
21Manuscript - Son
22Manuscript - Son
23Manuscript - Domestic Relations
24Manuscript - Domestic Relations
25Manuscript - Untitled (Rutledges Son)?
26Manuscript - Untitled (Rutledges Son)?