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Byron Herbert Reece letter

Byron Herbert Reece letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Byron Herbert Reece letter
Creator: Reece, Byron Herbert, 1917-1958
Inclusive Dates: 1953 January 3
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3807
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Byron Herbert Reece was the author of four books of poetry and two novels. During his short career he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, earned two Guggenheim awards, and served as writer-in-residence at the University of California at Los Angeles, Emory University in Atlanta, and Young Harris College in Towns County, Georgia. Lauded by Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill as 'one of the really great poets of our time, and one to stand with those of any other time,' Reece never achieved wide recognition. He is known today as the poet whose old-fashioned, finely crafted ballads and lyrics celebrate the life and heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains. - "Byron Herbert Reece." New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a one page letter written by Byron Herbert Reece, dated January 3, 1953, addressed to Herbert Bennett. The letter is responding to Bennett's inquiry about the meaning of Reece's poem, "The Poet and the Vestures." The collection also contains a photocopy of the letter.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Byron Herbert Reece letter, ms 3807, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American -- Georgia.
Poetry -- Georgia.
Reece, Byron Herbert, 1917-1958

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository include the Byron Herbert Reece family papers, ms3055, and the Byron Herbert Reece papers, ms56, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter and photocopy