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Sidney Lanier letter

Sidney Lanier letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sidney Lanier letter
Creator: Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881
Inclusive Dates: 1879 December 5 and circa 1924
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (5 items)
Collection Number: ms646
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"Sidney Lanier contributed significantly to the arts in nineteenth-century America. His accomplishments as a poet, novelist, composer, and critic reflect his eclectic interests, and his melodic celebrations of Georgia's terrain are among his most widely read poems. His works reflect a love of the land, as well as his concern over declining values and commercial culture in the Reconstruction South. Some of his writings extol the rhythmic natural world and the religious vision it evokes. Lake Lanier was dedicated to him in 1955 in recognition of his life and accomplishments, and in 2000 he was inducted as a charter member into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame."

For more information, see the article Sidney Lanier (1842-1881) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a reproduction of a copy of the remarks of Sidney Lanier, at the meeting of the Macon Bar Association (undated) to receive the resolutions of the committee upon the death of Judge E. A. Nisbet, and two explanatory notes. Accompanying glossy print of a portrait of Judge Nisbet has been relocated to the Georgia Photograph File, ms3705. The collection also includes one sheet of paper with the word "Clover" and Lanier's address, and one letter from Sidney Lanier to William F. Gable, 533 Penn St., Reading, Pa., dated December 5, 1879. Lanier provides Gable with the address of a photographer in Baltimore, Maryland.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sidney Lanier letter, ms646, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Gable, William F., 1856-1921
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881 -- Correspondence
Macon Bar Association
Nisbet, Eugenius Aristides, 1803-1871
Photographers -- Maryland -- Baltimore.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Sidney Lanier poem: The power of prayer, ms1320; Sidney Lanier poem, ms1425.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1879 December 5 and circa 1924