MELTON, WIGHTMAN FLETCHER, 1867-1944.
Wightman Fletcher Melton papers, 1905-1910

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Melton, Wightman Fletcher, 1867-1944.
Title: Wightman Fletcher Melton papers, 1905-1910
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No.331
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Wightman Fletcher Melton, professor of English language and literature, including correspondence, reviews, clippings, a type-script of Melton's "The Tales of Edgar Allen Poe," and a bibliography of John Donne's works.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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

Source

Gift, undated.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Wightman Fletcher Melton papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Wightman Fletcher Melton (September 26, 1867-November 10, 1944) was the son of Rev. Isaac Quimby and Fanny Louise (Ellis) Melton. He was born at Ripley, Tennessee, graduated from Peabody College, Nashville in 1889; A.B., Blount College, Blountsville, Alabama, 1890; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1906. He married Oliver Keller on September 19, 1889. He taught at various colleges and was professor of English language and literature at Emory University, 1908-1924. Besides The Rhetoric of John Donne's Verse (1903), he published The Preacher's Son (1894), Chimes of Oglethorpe (poems) in 1933, and edited and contributed other works. He was poet laureate of Georgia, 1943.

Wightman Fletcher Melton (September 26, 1867-November 10, 1944) was the son of Rev. Isaac Quimby and Fanny Louise (Ellis) Melton. He was born at Ripley, Tennessee, graduated from Peabody College, Nashville in 1889; A.B., Blount College, Blountsville, Alabama, 1890; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1906. He married Oliver Keller on September 19, 1889. He taught at various colleges and was professor of English language and literature at Emory University, 1908-1924. Besides The Rhetoric of John Donne's Verse (1903), he published The Preacher's Son (1894), Chimes of Oglethorpe (poems) in 1933, and edited and contributed other works. He was poet laureate of Georgia, 1943.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Wightman Fletcher Melton from 1905-1910. The papers include correspondence, a notebook containing a bibliography of John Donne's works, reviews of Melton's work, clippings by and about Melton, and a typescript of Melton's "The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe."

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Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Address book
1 2 Correspondence, 1905-1915
1 3 Notebook - John Donne bibliography
1 4 Reviews
1 5 Writings about - clippings
1 6 Writings by - "The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe," TS
1 7 Writings by - clippings
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