Margaret Mitchell letter to James B. Polhill

Margaret Mitchell letter to James B. Polhill

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margaret Mitchell letter to James B. Polhill
Creator: Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Inclusive Dates: 1936-1967
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (3 items)
Collection Number: ms3911
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) was an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for Gone with the Wind.

For further information, see the article "Margaret Mitchell" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Margaret Mitchell to Louisville, Georgia insurance agent James B. Polhill. She is apparently responding to a piece of fan mail he sent previously. She responds his request for an autograph and his comparison of her to "Miss Melly" (referring to Melanie Hamilton Wilkes from Gone with the Wind). Accompanying this letter is a follow up letter from Polhill thanking her for her generosity. Also included is a newspaper clipping from 1967 August 31 entitled "Louisville's Polhill Has Devoted Life to CSRA [Central Savannah River Area] Growth".

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret Mitchell letter to James B. Polhill, ms 3911, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence and clipping, 1936-1967

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