CORN, CHARLES.
Charles Corn papers

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z51v


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Corn, Charles.
Title: Charles Corn papers
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1031
Extent: 23 linear ft. (23 boxes)
Abstract:Personal and professional papers of Charles Corn, including correspondence, manuscripts of writings, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2005.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Charles Corn papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles Corn (1936-2001), author and editor, was born August 22, 1936 in Macon, Georgia, to Ernest and Pauline (Pierce) Corn. He earned degrees from Washington and Lee University (A.B. 1958) and George Washington University (M.A. 1964). He served as a reconnaissance officer, diver, and ranger in the United States Marine Corps from 1958-1962. Corn taught English at George Washington University and American University from 1964-1969 before becoming an executive with publishing companies in New York and Boston. He served as editor-in-chief at E.P. Dutton from 1969-1982. In subsequent years he wrote two books, Distant Islands (1991) and The Scents of Eden: A Narrative of the Spice Trade (1998). He died of a stroke March 17, 2001. He was married to journalist and magazine editor Rosalie Muller Wright and had one child, Thomas Seery.

Charles Corn (1936-2001), author and editor, was born August 22, 1936 in Macon, Georgia, to Ernest and Pauline (Pierce) Corn. He earned degrees from Washington and Lee University (A.B. 1958) and George Washington University (M.A. 1964). He served as a reconnaissance officer, diver, and ranger in the United States Marine Corps from 1958-1962. Corn taught English at George Washington University and American University from 1964-1969 before becoming an executive with publishing companies in New York and Boston. He served as editor-in-chief at E.P. Dutton from 1969-1982. In subsequent years he wrote two books, Distant Islands (1991) and The Scents of Eden: A Narrative of the Spice Trade (1998). He died of a stroke March 17, 2001. He was married to journalist and magazine editor Rosalie Muller Wright and had one child, Thomas Seery.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Charles Corn, including correspondence, manuscripts of writings, and printed material.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection; box level inventory available in repository.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Workbooks from Washington & Lee; map and notes regarding bike trip to Europe age 15; LaCrosse trip to England, Summer 1956; high school, fishing camping, and sports
2 - Clippings, reviews
3 - Slides and photographs
4 - Manuscripts: Scents of Eden
5 - Letters, important
6 - Manuscripts; books; copies of published articles regarding travel, art, and music
7 - Manuscript: A Hive of Volcanoes and Island Below the WindIsland Below the Wind
8 - Files; Manuscripts; Notebooks; Published articles
9 - Notebooks; Manuscripts
10 - Files; letters; workbooks from college days at Washington & Lee
11 - Letters; manuscripts; personal
12 - The Marne, France, December 12, 1914; personal letters; clippings; Marine Corp file
13 - Lectures; manuscripts; letters
14 - Correspondence with authors (Houghton-Mifflin); River adventure in the Amazon - Rio Negro; Contract with NY Times travel map
15 - Manuscripts
16 - Clippings of published articles; manuscript: Island Below the Wind
17 - Workbooks from Washington & Lee; graded papers; manuscript of works in progress
18 - Manuscript of unpublished: Drums of Quallah Battoo
19 - Photographs; souvenirs; University papers; diplomas
20 - Personal family letters and 27 small notebooks
21 - Books; manuscripts
22 - Manuscripts, book proposals; letters of recognition; notebooks; ideas
23 - Clippings, writings
24 - Books
25 - Books
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