Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938

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Harry Stillwell Edwards was born in Macon, Ga. in 1855. He studied law and passed the bar but never practiced because of his passion for writing. Edwards had become owner and editor of the Macon Telegraph, where he published a regular column called 'What Comes Down My Creek.' This column was very popular and he continued publishing it for the rest of his life. But Edwards' most popular work was a story called 'Eneas Africanus, ' which first appeared in the Macon Evening News (of which he was also part owner and co-editor). Eneas Africanus was subsequently published as a book and has sold over three million copies. He died in Macon October 22, 1938. His rustic home, Kingfisher Cabin, was later restored and placed on the grounds of Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon.

From the description of Edwards, Harry Stillwell poem, "The Vulture", 1920-1925. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 269583782

Southern lawyer, editor, public official, storyteller, best known for Eneas Africanus.

From the description of Letter to Mary Nesbet Robertson [manuscript], 1921 April 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647875595

From the description of Papers of Harry Stillwell Edwards, 1898-1921. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567103

Southern lawyer, editor, public official, storyteller.

From the description of Verse from "The Vulture On My Shadow and I" [manuscript], 1898 September. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647898990

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referencedIn Harry Stillwell Edwards Collection, 1921 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
referencedIn North Carolina miscellaneous papers (Unit 9) 1772-1867. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907,. Autograph letter signed from Gerald Massey, London, to Harry Edwards, New York [manuscript], 1883 July 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. Corra Harris correspondence, 1905-1935. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938. Edwards, Harry Stillwell poem, "The Vulture", 1920-1925. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Knight, Mary, 1898-1996. Mary Knight papers, 1918-1970. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn William Styron Papers, 1855-2007 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wylie, Lollie Belle. Lollie Belle Wylie family papers, 1723-1986 (bulk 1880-1922). University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Adams, Elbridge L., 1866-. Collection of books from the library of William Faulkner. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. Joel Chandler Harris collection, 1886-1953. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938. Verse from "The Vulture On My Shadow and I" [manuscript], 1898 September. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938. Letter to Mary Nesbet Robertson [manuscript], 1921 April 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938. In an old slave cemetery : [193-?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn North Carolina miscellaneous papers (Unit 9) 1772-1867 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf L.M. Montgomery Collection. Eneas Africanus. Toronto, Mcclelland, 1937. University of Guelph
creatorOf Edwards, Harry Stillwell, 1855-1938. Papers of Harry Stillwell Edwards, 1898-1921. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Woodward, Emily, 1885-1970. Emily Woodward papers, 1918-1968. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907,. Autograph letters signed from Gerald Massey, London and Chicago, to Harry Edwards and an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1883-1886. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Dumas, William Thomas, 1858-1926. William Thomas Dumas scrapbook, 1880-1896. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Loyall, Jennie. Letter to Randolph Greenfield Adams, Macon, Ga., 1934 September 3. Brown University, John Hay Library
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associatedWith Adams, Helen Spiller, person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dumas, William Thomas, 1858-1926. person
associatedWith Harris, Corra, 1869-1935. person
associatedWith Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. person
associatedWith Knight, Mary, 1898-1996. person
associatedWith L.M. Montgomery Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Loyall, Jennie. person
correspondedWith Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907, person
associatedWith McHatton, Thomas Hubbard. person
associatedWith National Society Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Robertson, Mary Nesbet, person
associatedWith Styron, William person
associatedWith Woodward, Emily, 1885-1970. person
correspondedWith Wylie, Lollie Belle. person
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Birth 1855

Death 1938

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