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Collection Number: 01111

Collection Title: Grace Elizabeth King Papers, 1781-1933.

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Size About 1120 items.
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Business, literary, and personal correspondence of Miss Grace King of New Orleans, author of Louisiana stories, history, and biography, and leader in historical and literary activities. The correspondence contains criticism and analysis of her works by her editors, and discussion of business connected with its publication. Among the correspondents are: editor H. M. Alden, author Therese Bentzon, author Samuel L. Clemens, editor Hamilton W. Mabie, William McLennan of Montreal, William M. Sloane of Princeton, naturalist Reginald Somers-Cocks, and Charles Dudley Warner. Also included are items, 1781-1865, relating to Charles Gayarre of Louisiana (149 items), including letters from George Bancroft, Joseph M. Bossier, J. D. B. DeBow, Benjamin French, Francis Parkman, William Gilmore Simms, and William Tecumseh Sherman, discussing the publication of Gayarre's works and general political issues, 1850s-1860s. There are also 79 items relating to the Miller and King families of New Orleans, La., dated 1833-1922, including letters to a son at college in Baltimore in the 1830s disucssing family news and local events; letters, 1861-1865, from Thomas D. Miller commenting on Confederate military and financial problems in Louisiana and Mississippi; and postwar family letters. Also included in the collection are two notebooks, 1886-1903, with biographical sketches of Charles Gayarre and diary entries, 1866-1904, of Grace King.
Creator King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Grace Elizabeth King Papers, #1111, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Originals privately owned at the time of filming. At least part are now apparently located at Louisiana State University.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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MICROFILM ONLY. Business, literary, and personal correspondence of Miss Grace King of New Orleans, author of Louisiana stories, history, and biography, and leader in historical and literary activities. The correspondence contains criticism and analysis of her works by her editors, and discussion of business connected with its publication. Among the correspondents are: editor H. M. Alden, author Therese Bentzon, author Samuel L. Clemens, editor Hamilton W. Mabie, William McLennan of Montreal, William M. Sloane of Princeton, naturalist Reginald Somers-Cocks, and Charles Dudley Warner. Also included are items, 1781-1865, relating to Charles Gayarre of Louisiana (149 items), including letters from George Bancroft, Joseph M. Bossier, J. D. B. DeBow, Benjamin French, Francis Parkman, William Gilmore Simms, and William Tecumseh Sherman, discussing the publication of Gayarre's works and general political issues, 1850s-1860s. There are also 79 items relating to the Miller and King families of New Orleans, La., dated 1833-1922, including letters to a son at college in Baltimore in the 1830s disucssing family news and local events; letters, 1861-1865, from Thomas D. Miller commenting on Confederate military and financial problems in Louisiana and Mississippi; and postwar family letters. Also included in the collection are two notebooks, 1886-1903, with biographical sketches of Charles Gayarre and diary entries, 1866-1904, of Grace King.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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