Harris, Corra, 1869-1935

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"Novelist Corra White Harris was one of the most celebrated women from Georgia for nearly three decades in the early twentieth century. She is best known for her first novel, A Circuit Rider's Wife (1910), though she gained a national audience a decade before its publication. From 1899 through the 1920s, she published hundreds of essays and short stories and more than a thousand book reviews in such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Harper's, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and especially the Independent, a highly reputable New York-based periodical known for its political, social, and literary critiques. ... In 1887 she married Methodist minister and educator Lundy Howard Harris. They had three children, only one of whom-a daughter named Faith-lived beyond infancy. Harris's career developed out of financial necessity. Her husband's life in the Methodist ministry and in ministerial education was punctuated by incapacities from bouts of alcoholism and depression. Before and after Lundy Harris's death in 1910, Corra Harris assumed responsibility for her immediate and extended family's financial survival. She remained a widow, spending the last two decades of her life at the place she named 'In the Valley' just outside Cartersville in Bartow County. There she died in 1935, having outlived her daughter by sixteen years. " - "Corra Harris." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 1, 2008)

From the description of Corra Harris papers, circa 1910-1925. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 488748482

Corra May White Harris, journalist and novelist, was born in Elbert County, Georgia, 17 March 1869, and died in Atlanta, Georgia, 9 February 1935. She married Methodist clergyman Lundy Howard Harris, 8 February 1887. Her novel, A CIRCUIT RIDER'S WIFE (1909) is partially based on her experiences while Lundy Harris was a circuit rider in Hart County, Georgia. Before her death of a heart attack, she had published articles, editorials, book revews, newspaper columns, and serialized stories in many periodicals including THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, LADIES HOME JOURNAL, HARPER'S PICTORIAL REVIEW, and the Atlanta JOURNAL.

From the description of Corra Harris collection, 1899-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79463364

Corra Mae White Harris (1869-1935), American journalist and author, born in Elbert County, Georgia.

From the description of Corra Harris correspondence, 1905-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478256

From the description of Corra Harris papers, 1906-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478254

From the description of Corra Harris manuscripts, 1909-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478259

American author.

From the description of Papers of Cora Harris [manuscript], 1900-1911, 1930. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833889

Novelist Corra Mae White Harris was one of the most celebrated women from Georgia for nearly three decades in the early twentieth century. She is best known for her first novel, A Circuit Rider's Wife (1910), though she gained a national audience a decade before its publication. From 1899 through the 1920s, she published hundreds of essays and short stories and more than a thousand book reviews in such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Harper's, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and especially the Independent, a highly reputable New York-based periodical known for its political, social, and literary critiques. Harris established a reputation as a humorist, southern apologist, polemicist, and upholder of premodern agrarian values. At the same time she criticized southern writers who sentimentalized a past that never existed. Most of Harris's nineteen books were novels, though she also published two autobiographies, a travel journal, and a coauthored book of fictional letters. Two of her works became feature-length movies. Of these, the best known is I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951), inspired by A Circuit Rider's Wife. The film was written and produced by Georgia native Lamar Trotti and starred Susan Hayward and William Lundigan. She was the first female war correspondent to go abroad in World War I (1917-18). New Georgia Encyclopedia. (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-484&hl=y) Retrieved 11/6/2009.

From the description of "In search of a husband" manuscript, circa 1913. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 464224652

Corra Harris (1869-1935), of Georgia, was an author. Her husband was Lundy Howard Harris (died 1910), a Methodist preacher. Her publications include A Circuit Rider's Wife, 1910; Recording Angel, 1912; In Search of a Husband, 1913; Daughter of Adam, 1923; As a Woman Thinks, 1925; and other books, motion pictures, stories, and articles.

From the guide to the Corra Harris Letters, ., 1920-1921, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Corra Harris correspondence, 1905-1935. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stewart, Gladys Steadham. Papers, 1920-1966. Auburn University.
creatorOf Harris, Corra May, 1869-1935. ALS : Nashville, Tenn., to Mrs. Coudler, 1907 Aug. 26. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Michael, Moina Belle, 1869-1944. Moina Belle Michael Correspondence, 1914-1964 (bulk 1918-1944). Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Papers of Cora Harris [manuscript], 1900-1911, 1930. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Corra Harris papers, 1906-1944. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. Warren A. Candler papers, 1846-1977. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Harris, Julian LaRose, 1874-1963. Julian LaRose Harris papers, 1890-1968. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf West, John Word, 1876-1961. John Word West business papers, 1908-1957. Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
referencedIn Cox, Harvey Warren, 1875-1944. Harvey Warren Cox papers, 1865-1961 (bulk 1920-1944). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn E. W. (Edgar Watson) Howe additional papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Corra Harris papers, circa 1910-1925. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. "In search of a husband" manuscript, circa 1913. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Cranfill, J. B. (James Britton), 1858-1942. Cranfill, J. B., papers, 1844-1941 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. Joel Chandler Harris papers, 1858-1978 (bulk 1880-1908). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Corra Harris Letters, ., 1920-1921 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Corra Harris collection, 1899-1968. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. Papers, 1858-1978 (bulk 1880-1908). Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
creatorOf Michael, Moina Belle, 1869-1944. Moina Belle Michael Correspondence, 1914-1964 (bulk 1918-1944). Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
referencedIn Correspondence and photographic memorabilia., 1908-1939 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
creatorOf Tate, William, 1903-1980. William Tate family papers, [ca. 18030-1992]. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Cox, Harvey Warren, 1875-1944. Papers, 1865-1961 (bulk 1920-1944). Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Corra Harris manuscripts, 1909-1935. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Driscoll, Emily,. American women writers, 1850-1936 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Corra Harris letters, 1920-1921 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. [Letter] 1916, July 16, New York City [to] Mrs. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island] / Corra Harris. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Talmadge, John E. Talmadge, John E. Rebecca Latimer Felton: nine stormy decades and Corra Harris: lady of purpose, [19--?]. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn American Women Writers, 1850-1936 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf West, John Word, 1876-1961. John Word West business papers, 1908-1957. Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cranfill, J. B. papers, 1844-1941 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Woodward, Emily, 1885-1970. Emily Woodward papers, 1916-1957. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Bigelow, William F. (William Frederick), 1879-1966. person
associatedWith Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930. person
associatedWith Bradford, Roark, 1896-1948. person
associatedWith Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. person
correspondedWith Connerat, Katherine person
associatedWith Cox, Harvey Warren, 1875-1944. person
associatedWith Cranfill, J. B. (James Britton), 1858-1942 person
associatedWith Denny, Collins, 1854-1943. person
associatedWith Driscoll, Emily, person
associatedWith Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938. person
associatedWith Emily Driscoll person
associatedWith Harris, Faith. person
associatedWith Harris family. family
associatedWith Harris, Hope. person
associatedWith Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. person
associatedWith Harris, Julian LaRose, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Harris, Lundy Howard, fl. 1887-1910. person
associatedWith Holt, Hamilton, 1872-1951. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howe, Edgar Watson, 1851-1937 person
associatedWith Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Howell, Clark, 1863-1936. person
associatedWith Kirkland, James H. (James Hampton), 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881. person
associatedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916. person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward Sanford, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith McClain, Marjorie. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Michael, Moina Belle, 1869-1944. person
associatedWith Mims, Edwin, 1872-1959. person
associatedWith Mrs. Anna Catherine, person
associatedWith Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954. person
associatedWith Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. person
associatedWith Perkerson, Medora Field. person
associatedWith Rollins College (Winter Park, Fla.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stewart, Gladys Steadham. person
associatedWith Talmadge, John E. person
associatedWith Tate, William, 1903-1980. person
associatedWith Vance, Arthur T. (Arthur Turner), 1872-1930. person
associatedWith Vanderbilt University. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916, person
associatedWith West, John Word, 1876-1961. person
associatedWith White, Tinsley Rucker. person
associatedWith Woodward, Emily, 1885-1970. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Southern States
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
In the Valley (Rydal, Ga. : Farm)
Georgia--Cartersville
Georgia
United States
Rydal (Ga.)
Georgia
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Women authors
Segregation
Authors, American
American literature--20th century
African Americans--Social conditions
Journalists
Methodist Church--Clergy
Circuit riders
Women authors, American--20th century
Women authors, American
Authors, American--20th century
Methodists
Ẁomen authors, American--Correspondence
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Birth 1869

Death 1935

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