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CORN, PAULINE PIERCE, 1896-1987.
Pauline Pierce Corn papers, 1879-1970

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:/25593/8z520


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Corn, Pauline Pierce, 1896-1987.
Title: Pauline Pierce Corn papers, 1879-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 751
Extent: 2 linear ft. (4 boxes) and 1 oversized paper (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia writer and genealogist Pauline Pierce Corn, including correspondence, clippings, certificates, writings, and genealogical 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, 1987 with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Pauline Pierce Corn papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Pauline Pierce Corn, writer and genealogist, was born in Austell, Georgia on December 6, 1896, the daughter of Wilds Lovick and Zula Lewis Pierce. The Pierces were an established and venerated family of Methodist ministers from the state of Georgia. Indeed, her paternal grandfather, George Foster Pierce, was a Methodist minister and President of Emory College from 1848-1854. The Pierce family was the subject of much of Pauline Pierce Corn's genealogical research. In 1918 Pauline Pierce received her A.B. degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. On July 3, 1918 she married Ernest Corn, a graduate of the 1916 Class of Medicine at Emory and a physician in Macon, who had served with the U.S. Medical Corps in France during World War I. The Corns had five children: Ann, Lovick Pierce, Thomas Lewis, Susan, and Charles Philip. During her life in Macon, Pauline Pierce Corn served on many civic and benevolent organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Macon Writers, the Wesleyan College Alumnae Trustees, and the altar guild of the Methodist Church. Pauline Pierce Corn died in 1987.

Pauline Pierce Corn, writer and genealogist, was born in Austell, Georgia on December 6, 1896, the daughter of Wilds Lovick and Zula Lewis Pierce. The Pierces were an established and venerated family of Methodist ministers from the state of Georgia. Indeed, her paternal grandfather, George Foster Pierce, was a Methodist minister and President of Emory College from 1848-1854. The Pierce family was the subject of much of Pauline Pierce Corn's genealogical research. In 1918 Pauline Pierce received her A.B. degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. On July 3, 1918 she married Ernest Corn, a graduate of the 1916 Class of Medicine at Emory and a physician in Macon, who had served with the U.S. Medical Corps in France during World War I. The Corns had five children: Ann, Lovick Pierce, Thomas Lewis, Susan, and Charles Philip. During her life in Macon, Pauline Pierce Corn served on many civic and benevolent organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Macon Writers, the Wesleyan College Alumnae Trustees, and the altar guild of the Methodist Church. Pauline Pierce Corn died in 1987.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Pauline Pierce Corn from 1878-1966. The collection contains correspondence, writings, a diary, and genealogical research material dating back to the 18th century. The correspondence includes letters to Pauline Pierce from Ernest Corn, 1917-1918; general correspondence to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1919-1920, 1923, 1955, and correspondence to her father, Wilds Lovick Pierce, from his family, 1893-1913. The collection also includes some writings of Pauline Pierce Corn, including a small diary from 1919, as well as collected material relating to his Ernest Corn's medical career. Genealogical research material collected by Pauline Pierce Corn and members of her family relates to the Pierce, Lovick, Culpepper, and collateral families, dating back to the 17th century. The types of research material include notebooks and loose scraps of notes, correspondence, essays, Daughters of the American Revolution applications, photos of headstones, and some collected printed material.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1917 October-December
1 2 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1918 January 2-14
1 3 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1918 January 15-31
1 4 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1918 February
1 5 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1918 March 02-14
1 6 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1918 March 15-30
1 7 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1918 April
1 8 Ernest Corn to Pauline Pierce Corn, 1918 May
1 9 General Correspondence, 1919-1920, no date
1 10 General Correspondence, 1923, 1955
Pauline Pierce Corn's writings
1 11 Biography of Dr. Benjamin Kay
1 12 Sketch of Tolstoy
1 13 "Erata of the Iron Lyre"
1 14 "Rendez-Vous"
1 15 Diary [1919?]
Miscellaneous papers
1 16 Memorial Address of Sarah Wadley Burt
1 17 Notice of Appointment to Board of Lewis H. Beck Mother's Memorial Fund, 1949
1 18 Distinguished Service Award form Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia
Correspondence
2 1 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1893
2 2 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1894
2 3 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1895
2 4 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1898
2 5 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1899
2 6 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1901
2 7 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1902
2 8 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1903
2 9 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1904
2 10 Family to Wilds Lovick Pierce, 1908-1913
2 11 Memorial Address by Wilds Lovick Pierce on the Civil War, no date
Collected printed material of Ernest Corn
2 12 Chicago Tribune, Paris edition, 27 February 1919, front page
2 13 Stars and Stripes, Paris edition, 13 June 1919
2 14 Newspaper clipping: "Cleaning up the Debris of War," no date, no banner
2 15 List of maps of Central Europe, no date (World War I?]
2 16 Receipt, American Red Cross Officers Hotel, France, 20 June 1919
2 17 Base Hospital No. 63, American Expeditionary Forces Special Order No., extract, 13 January 1919
2 18 Bag from J. Bender, tobacco shop, Germany, no date
2 19 EC's announcement of medical practice, no date [1919?]
2 20 Request for treatment of Hughes Spurgeon, 31 March 1922
2 21 Biographical sketches of members of Emory University's1916 Class of Medicine. 17 April 1966
2 22 Notice of reappointment of EC to Board of Directors. Middle Georgia Hospital Medical Staff, and clipping
2 23 Professional membership cards, 1960s
2 24 Certificates, 1960s
2 25 75th Birthday card, from family
OP1 Certificate: FDR appointing EC as Surgeon to Reserve of US Public Health Service
Genealogy - Research material
3 1 Culpepper and Foster families
3 2 Notebook, Kolb family
3 3 Notebook, Corn family
3 4 Notebook, Dillard and Corn families
3 5 Notebook, Buckner family
3 6 Laid in items removed from Buckner notebook
3 7 Notebook, Lewis family
3 8 Laid in items removed from Lewis notebook
3 9 Notebook, Lovick Pierce, Sr., and notes from Williamston, North Carolina Court House re: Andrews and Pierce families
3 10 Notebook: Sinquefeld and Pierce families
3 11 Laid in items removed from Sinquefeld and Pierce notebook
3 12 Pierce family
3 13 Pierce, Lovick, and Culpepper families
3 14 Pierce and related families
3 15 Pierce and related families
3 16 Pierce family
3 17 Pierce, Dowdall, Lewis, Foster, Lovick, and related families
3 18 "Marriages of Prince Edward County, Virginia 1754-1810," compiled and published by Catherine L. Knorr
3 19 Laid in items removed from"Marriages . . ."
3 20 Correspondence re: Lovick Pierce and photos
3 21 Letter and photocopy by Lovick Pierce, and clippings, 8 February 1879
4 1 Pierce, Martins, Flourney and related families
4 2 Notes from Office of Ordinance Lottery Book, Baldwin County, Georgia
4 3 Notebook: Catalogue of names in Methodist Episcopal Church
4 4 Page of Thomas Daudall Lewis Family Bible
4 5 Will of Wilds Kolb, 1861
4 6 Photos of Headstones
4 7 Clippings and collected printed material
4 8 Daughters of the Revolution application of Clara Elizabeth Green
4 9 Daughters of the Revolution application of Pauline Pierce Corn
4 10 Address;"The Pierces: Father and Son"
4 11 Essay:"The Story of Methodism in Greensboro"
4 12 Essay:"A Tribute to Rev. George Foster Pierce"
4 13 Autobiography of Zula L. Pierce - photocopy of AMS
4 14 Family Tree Workbook, Pierce and related families
4 15 Laid in items removed from Family Tree Workbook
4 16 Outline for book on Pierce Genealogy
4 17 Rough Draft for section of George Foster Pierce
4 18 "Pierce Genealogy workbook"
4 19 Reproduction of painting of Lovick Pierce
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