Subseries 14.1
Correspondence, 1926-1966
Box 104

Scope and Content Note

Subseries 14.1, Correspondence, contains four groups of correspondence. The first group consists of letters written by Ralph McGill to Louise Stevens, dating from 1926-1929. McGill signs his name "Mac" and refers to Louise Stevens as "Steve." Written during his days at the Nashville Banner, they discuss events and people and his love for Louise Stevens. These letters were given to the library by Louise Stevens (Mrs. Ernest F. King) upon a request by McGill's biographer, Harold Martin. Also included are letters exchanged between Mrs. King and Harold Martin about her gift of the McGill letters to Emory and which also includes some explanations of the people mentioned in the original McGill letters.

The second group of correspondence is letters exchanged between Ralph McGill and Malcolm Bryan, editor of the Atlanta Journal. These letters, dated 1951-1964, discuss some of McGill's columns of which Bryan was not always pleased. This group of letters are photocopies from original letters located in the Malcolm Honore Bryan papers (MSS 536) which were given to the library in September 1971.

The third group of correspondence is photocopies of letters between McGill and Thomas Caldecott Chubb (November 1, 1899-March 22, 1972), poet and biographer. These letters, written out of friendship, discuss events and people and date from 1934 to 1959.

The fourth group of correspondence, also photocopied, is letters exchanged between McGill and Robert L. Sherrod, editor of The Saturday Evening Post, 1952-1966. These letters, dating 1955-1966 and written between friends, discuss events and people.

Groups three and four were also obtained by Harold Martin from the individual recipients for use in writing his biography on McGill.

Scope and Content Note Subseries 14.1, Correspondence, contains four groups of correspondence. The first group consists of letters written by Ralph McGill to Louise Stevens, dating from 1926-1929. McGill signs his name "Mac" and refers to Louise Stevens as "Steve." Written during his days at the Nashville Banner, they discuss events and people and his love for Louise Stevens. These letters were given to the library by Louise Stevens (Mrs. Ernest F. King) upon a request by McGill's biographer, Harold Martin. Also included are letters exchanged between Mrs. King and Harold Martin about her gift of the McGill letters to Emory and which also includes some explanations of the people mentioned in the original McGill letters. The second group of correspondence is letters exchanged between Ralph McGill and Malcolm Bryan, editor of the Atlanta Journal. These letters, dated 1951-1964, discuss some of McGill's columns of which Bryan was not always pleased. This group of letters are photocopies from original letters located in the Malcolm Honore Bryan papers (MSS 536) which were given to the library in September 1971. The third group of correspondence is photocopies of letters between McGill and Thomas Caldecott Chubb (November 1, 1899-March 22, 1972), poet and biographer. These letters, written out of friendship, discuss events and people and date from 1934 to 1959. The fourth group of correspondence, also photocopied, is letters exchanged between McGill and Robert L. Sherrod, editor of The Saturday Evening Post, 1952-1966. These letters, dating 1955-1966 and written between friends, discuss events and people. Groups three and four were also obtained by Harold Martin from the individual recipients for use in writing his biography on McGill.
Box Folder Content
104 1 Letters to Louise Stevens King, 1926 August-October
104 2 Letters to Louise Stevens King, 1926 November
104 3 Letters to Louise Stevens King, 1926 December
104 4 Letters to Louise Stevens King, 1927 February-April
104 5 Letters to Louise Stevens King, 1927 May
104 6 Letters to Louise Stevens King, 1927 June-December
104 7 Letters to Louise Stevens King, 1928-1929
104 8 Letters to Louise Stevens King, no date [1926-1929]
104 9 Correspondence re letters to Louise Stevens King, 1973-1974
104 10 Malcolm Bryan correspondence (photocopies-original letters in Bryan Papers), 1951-1964
104 11 Thomas Caldecot Chubb correspondence (photocopies), August 28, 1934-May 28, 1959
104 12 Robert Sherrod correspondence (photocopies), December 27, 1955-March 29, 1966
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