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Lollie Belle Wylie family papers

Lollie Belle Wylie family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lollie Belle Wylie family papers
Creator: Wylie, Lollie Belle
Inclusive Dates: 1723-1986
Bulk Dates: 1880-1922
Language: English
Extent: 5.75 Linear Feet 10 boxes
Collection Number: ms3408
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Laura Isabelle "Lollie Belle" Moore Wylie (1858-1923) was born in Alabama to Thomas Polk Moore (1833-1859) and Augusta Ellis Moore (1836?-1907?). In 1865 the Moore family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they remained. In 1877 Lollie Belle married Hart Wylie (1855-1887) and had two daughters, Augusta "Gussie" Louisa (1879-1954) and Hart (1885-1962). Lollie Belle was a journalist, author, poet, and musician. After the death of her husband, she took a job as society editor at the Atlanta Journal thus becoming the first woman to have a paid position on a daily newspaper in the South. She later edited two small periodicals titled The Butterfly and Society. She wrote numerous poems and short stories, and composed the music for the state song of Georgia. Her published books of poetry were Legend of the Cherokee Rose (1887) and The Arcade (1916).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, writings, financial papers, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks and sheet music. Most of the correspondence is to Lollie Belle Wylie from other writers, including some famous authors such as Samuel L. Clemens, Richard Harding Davis, Harry Stillwell Edwards, Joel Chandler Harris, Joaquin Miller, and Jack London. There are numerous letters from Orth H. Stein and Henry Wellington Wack. Also included are many letters from Lollie Belle to her daughter Hart. There are several letters of Howell Cobb and T.R.R. Cobb to or about Samuel P. Thurmond. The writings are mainly by Lollie Belle Wylie and include a detailed memoir of her life in the city of Atlanta. The financial papers are primarily promissory notes and receipts of the Ellis family. Some of the sheet music in the collection was composed by Lollie Belle Wylie.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lollie Belle Wylie family papers, ms3408, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 April 15.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 -- Correspondence
Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862 -- Correspondence
Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916 -- Correspondence
Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938 -- Correspondence
Ellis family -- Finance, Personal
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 -- Correspondence
London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Correspondence
Promissory notes.
Receipts (financial records)
Sheet music.
Stein, Orth H. -- Correspondence
Thurmond, Samuel Pinckney, 1820-1887
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Correspondence
Wack, Henry Wellington, 1869-1954 -- Correspondence
Writings (document genre)
Wylie, Hart, 1885-1962 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical and Personal

11Biographical information-Laura Isabelle "Lollie Belle" Moore Wylie
12Genealogy-Moore family
13Genealogy-Wylie family
14Genealogy correspondence, 1893-1909
15Genealogy correspondence, 1911-1986
16Genealogy research material
17Lock of hair-Clarence E. Moore
18Will-Augusta Ellis Moore, 1907
19Will-Clarence E. Moore, 1893
110Will-James Moore, 1723
111Will-Samuel Wyley, 1764
112Will-William Wylie, 1799
113Burial notes-Jonathan Marston Ellis [?]

2. Correspondence

2.1 To Lollie Belle Wylie

25Bell, Ralcy Husted, 1899-1905, 1931
26Bleckley, L. E., 1888-1896
27Borglum, Gutzon, 1922
28Carter, Josiah, 1889 1890
29 Christian Herald , 1913
210Clark, Richard H., 1880-1895
211Clemens, Samuel L., 1909
212Cockerill, John A., 1893-1894
213Davis, Richard Harding, 1912
214Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1896
215Ellis, Hayne, 1904-1913
216Emmons, E. A., 1898
217Felton, Rebecca Latimer, 1909
218Folsom, Montgomery M., 1895-1896
219Frank Leslie Publishing House, 1894-1899
220Fraser-Mackintosh, E. M., 1908-1916
221Hanson, Gladys, 1918-1933
222Harben, Will, 1907
223Harris, Joel Chandler-nd
223Harris, Julian, 1909
224Hodgson, Richard, 1894
225Irwin, Wallace, 1909
226Kipling, Rudyard (signature only)
227London, Jack, 1916
228McIntosh, A., 1921-1922
229Markham Edwin, 1903
230Martin, Logan P., 1916
231Munroe, Georgia Thornton, 1912
232Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1894
233Roustin, Angile & Suzanne, 1918-1921
234Rutherford, Mildred, 1914
235Stanton, Frank L., 1915-1916
236Stein, Orth H., 1892
237Stein, Orth H., 1893-1897
238Stein, Orth H.-nd
239Stein, Orth H.-nd
240Stovall, Leila, 1907
31Wack, Henry Wellington, 1894
32Wack, Henry Wellington, 1895
33Wack, Henry Wellington, 1896-1897
34Wack, Henry Wellington & Lillian DeBlois, 1898-1899
35Wack, Henry Wellington, 1900-1905
36Wack, Henry Wellington, 1908-1920
37Wilson, Woodrow, 1909
38Wood, W. L., 1894-1906
39Wylie, James R., 1894-1903
310Illegible/unknown correspondents and empty envelopes

2.2 Other Correspondence

311Correspondence-Hart Wylie, 1855-1887
312Correspondence to Hart Wylie Smith, 1885-1962
313Correspondence to Hart Wylie Smith
314Correspondence to Laura Isabel Smith, 1915
315Correspondence-William D. Ellis, William Lee Ellis, 1862-1924
316Correspondence-Augusta Ellis Moore, 1883-1905
317Correspondence-Clarence Moore, 1881-1900
318Correspondence to Susan Carlton Smith, Hart Wylie Shiver, 1937, 1951, 1981
319Correspondence to others, 1867-1933
320Correspondence-Howell Cobb, T. R. R. Cobb, 1848-1859
321Letters from various governors to Lollie Belle Wylie on behalf of the Uncle Remus Memorial Association, 1909

3. Writings

3.1 Lollie Belle Wylie

42"My Own Story"
43Memoir "I Can Recall"
44Memoir "I Can Recall" with illustrations and genealogy
45Memoir "I Can Recall" duplicate copy
46Address book/medicine lists
57Pioneer Woman's Society of Atlanta
510Untitled and fragments

3.2 Others

512Writings-Augusta Ellis Moore, Clarence Moore
513Journal - Judge Richard H. Clark (Wylie edited his memoirs)
514Writings by others A-Z
515Writings by unknown authors
516Writings-notes and fragments

4. Financial

61Land transactions, 1862-1885
62Ellis family, 1862-1864
63Ellis family, 1865-1879
64Ellis family, 1880-1886
65Elllis family, nd
66Moore family, 1879-1907
67Smith family
68Wylie family, 1926

5. Printed Material

69Clippings-Lollie Belle Wylie & family
610Clippings-Clarence Moore
611Clippings-Montgomery M. Folsom
612Clippings-Orth Harper Stein
71Lollie Belle Wylie
72The Butterfly-editor Lollie Belle Wylie, 1897-1898
73Essays in Idleness by Agnes Repplier
74Jekyll Island Club by Charles Lanier
75Legend of the Cherokee Rose booklet (poem only) by Lollie Belle Wylie
76Scraps of Song and Southern Scenes by Montgomery M. Folsom

6. Photographs and Scrapbooks

101Mental photograph album, 1902-1904
81Scrapbook-Augusta Ellis Moore [?]
82Scrapbook-Lollie Belle Wylie
102Scrapbook - Joaquin Miller [includes correspondence, photographs, and clippings], 1902-1908

7. Oversize Material

91 The Atlanta Exposition and South Illustrated
92The Magic City by James W. Buel
93 Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt
94Pages of illustrations from untitled book
95Certificates-Lollie Belle Wylie-Daughters of the American Colonists
95Certificates-Lollie Belle Wylie-Daughters of the American Revolution
96Oversize printed material
97Sheet music