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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: 1800-1990
Bulk Dates: 1870-1923
Language(s): English
Extent: 13 Linear Feet 4 boxes, 1 Hollinger box, 5 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders
Collection Number: ms4263
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, 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 include Legend of the Cherokee Rose (1887) and The Arcade (1916). Ms. Wylie was a founding member of the Atlanta Writers' Club, and was the 2013 honoree in the Georgia Women of Achievement Hall of Fame.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, writing, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks. Most of the correspondence is to Lollie Belle Wylie from other writers, including some famous authors such as Jack London and F. Scott Fitzgerald. There are also extensive family history resources, as well as newspaper writing of Lollie Belle Wylie, and historical writing by Augusta King.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lollie Belle Wylie family papers, ms4263, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Writers' Club
Composers -- Georgia.
Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Journalists -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
King, Augusta Wylie
Land grants -- Georgia -- Cherokee County.
London, Jack, 1876-1916
Newspapers -- Georgia.
Periodicals -- Georgia.
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Georgia Division
Women journalists -- Georgia.
Women poets, American -- Georgia.
Wylie, Hart, 1885-1962
Wylie, Lollie Belle

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Lollie Belle Wylie family papers, ms 3408.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Lollie Belle Wylie

12Correspondence - Jack London, 1909-1916
13Correspondence - Woodrow Wilson, F. Scott Fitzgerald
14Correspondence - to and regarding Lollie Belle
15-7Correspondence, clippings, photographs
18Georgia song
19Illness and Death, 1923
113Biographical, writing
116Poetry, music
117Stories, poems, writing
118Writing - small notepads
119Membership cards
120Woman's Press Club of Georgia - annual meeting ribbon, 1892 June 8
121Uncle Remus Museum Memorial Association
5Atlanta Writers' Club - newspaper clipping scrapbook - Eugenia Estill, historian, 1914-1920
5Scrapbooks (3) - newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera
4Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, 1879-1880
5Scrapbooks (2) - newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera
2Sheet music - hand written - Georgia, Light of the Sun, Thou Beloved

2. Augusta "Gussie" Wylie King

21Correspondence, family history
22-3Correspondence, clippings, photographs
24Letter and poetry book Echoes - Lucius Perry Hills, 1902
25Atlanta Gas Light Company - advertisement written by Augusta King, 1946
26Correspondence - invitations
27Robert T. Jones, Jr - correspondence, clippings
211Charlotte Hay, 1984-1990
212Errol B. Hay, Jr. - art stamp albums (2)
213Writing - duplicates
214Writing, newspaper clippings
215Newspaper clippings
216Signature - Franklin D. Roosevelt - Luncheon menu, 1932
5Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, ephemera
1Scrapbook - newspaper clippings
2Scrapbooks (2) - newspaper clippings, ephemera
3Scrapbooks (2) - newspaper clippings, postcards
4Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera

3. Family History

31Correspondence - Major Thomas Polhill from his son Thomas, Jr. - Newington, Georgia, 1800
32University of Georgia - letter of standing - Orin Whittaker, 1830
33Land Grant, Cherokee County - McCalvin H. Spence, 1834
34Land Grant, Cherokee County - Elizabeth Riley, widow, 1834
35Land Grant, Cherokee County - Celia Craft, widow, 1834
36Land Grant, Cherokee County - Robert Cates, 1843
37Receipt for enslaved woman, Aggy to Mrs. Susan Price - M.P. Callaway, 1845 July 8
38Wylie family
39Ellis family - Clarence Moore
310Augusta Moore
311Family history
312Family history, photographs
313Athens family
314Family correspondence
315-16Notes, clippings, correspondence
317Photographs - Atlanta, family history
1Genealogy - oversized material
1Indenture - Mrs. A.G. Moore - W.G. Ellis, 1880

4. Printed Material

318Tallulah Falls Spray, v.1, no.1 - Tallulah Lodge brochure, 1888
319Theater programs - Atlanta, 1894
320Souvenir of Southern Female College, 1896
321The Pilot, v.1, no.1-5, 1914
322Auld Lang Syne - newsletter of the Athens High School Class of 1941, 1943-1945
323Organization, club programs, 1882-1950
324Theater programs - New York City, Philadelphia
325Advertisements, catalogs
326La Mode Illustree - tinted prints
327European historical prints
328Photographs - State Seal of Georgia - Telamon Cuyler Smith, 1902
41Gone With the Wind - clippings, correspondence
42Gone With the Wind - Junior League Premier Ball programs
43Gone With the Wind - souvenir booklets (2)
44Inn Dixie, v.7, no.1 - Gone With the Wind review, 1940 January
45Song of the South - premier booklet, 1946
46Atlanta society publications, 1937-1942
47Atlanta historic brochures
48Atlanta Civil War historic battle brochures
49Confederate currency article
410Stone Mountain brochures, postcards
411Oglethorpe University - Crypt of Civilization brochure, 1940
412Atlanta churches
413Travel brochures - Georgia
1Tinted prints - La Mode Illustree (2)