John Bennett papers, 1897-1978.


Bennett, John, 1865-1956. John Bennett papers, 1897-1978.

John Bennett papers, 1897-1978.

Consisting primarily of correspondence, manuscripts of poems, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating to Bennett's career, including the dramatization and film version of his book, Master Skylark, a work printed five times between 1897 and 1965 in various forms. Correspondence includes approximately 500 letters, documenting his long friendship with Yates Snowden (1858-1933); and 7 manuscripts, 27 Dec. 1918 - 16 Dec. 1922, representing Bennett's research with Ambrose Elliott Gonzales on the creole form of the English language known as Gullah, and related to Gonzales' publication of The Black Border: Gullah Stories of the Carolina Coast, published 1922. Letters, 5 and 8 Jan. 1921, containing Bennett's assessments of the works of Charleston artist William Aiken Walker; 16 July 1923, his estimate of writers Hervey Allen and DuBose Heyward; and correspondence, mansucripts of poems, critical notes, and other papers relating to Snowden's writings, including his poem, "A Blast Against Bookkeepers." Other correspondents include Annie E. Snowden, Susan S. Bennett, Anne King Gregorie, Charles Woodward Hutson, and Arthur Medlock. Places represented include Charleston and Columbia, S.C.; Flat Rock and Hendersonville, N.C.; and Bennett's native Chillicothe, Ohio. Collection contains letter, 14 Jan. 1978, from Mrs. Josephine Fenstermacher, Bridgewater, N.J., accompanying John Bennett manuscripts, and including her recollections of Columbia, S.C., when she was the first professional librarian at Columbia High School; and reproduction of typescript of novel, The Treasure of Peyre Gaillard, held at Charleston Library Society. Library also has typed transcripts, 3 volumes, of Snowden-Bennett letters, with editorial notes by Mary Crow Anderson.

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Columbia High School (Columbia, S.C.) (corporateBody)

Medlock, Arthur (person)

Walker, William Aiken, 1839-1921 (person)

Bennett, John, 1865-1956 (person)

Writer and artist. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, he moved to Charleston, S.C. around 1900 and made his home there, marrying Susan Smythe (1878-1965) in 1902. From the description of John Bennett papers, 1875-1967. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36794355 Writer and artist, of Charleston, S.C.; native of Chillicothe, Ohio; moved to Charleston, S.C. ca. 1900 and made his home there, marrying Susan Smythe (1878-1965) in 1902. From the descr...

Hutson, Charles Woodward, 1840-1936 (person)

Hutson grew up on plantations in Beaufort District, S.C., attended South Carolina College, served throughout the Civil War in Virginia, was a teacher and professor in several southern states including fifteen years in Texas, and settled finally in New Orleans as an artist and writer. From the description of Charles Woodward Hutson papers, 1765-1949 (bulk 1860-1921) [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 23030936 Charles Woodward Hutson, a South Carolina native, was a professor of...

Gregorie, Anne King, 1887-1960 (person)

Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940 (person)

Author. From the description of Letter : to Henry Ravenel Dwight, 1931 Jan. 4. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521975 From the description of Letters to Robert N.S. Whitelaw, 1940. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522020 Author, of Charleston, S.C. From the description of Peter Ashley promotional poster [picture] ; [1932]. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 38943426 Po...

Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949 (person)

"Hervey-Allen, born Dec. 8, 1889, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S., died Dec. 28, 1949, Coconut Grove, Fla., [was] in full William Hervey Allen, Jr., [an] American poet, biographer, and novelist who had a great impact on popular literature with his historical novel Anthony Adverse." -- "Hervey Allen," Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Accessed 10 February 2009). From the description of Hervey Allen letter, 21 December 1936. (University of Georgia). WorldCat...

Gonzales, Ambrose Elliott, 1857-1926 (person)

South Carolina newspaper publisher. From the description of Letter : Columbia, S.C., to Joseph I. Waring, Charleston, S.C., 1922 Nov. 23. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144711 ...

Fenstermacher, Josephine (person)

Bennett, Susan Smythe, 1878-1965 (person)

Snowden, Yates, 1858-1933 (person)

Historian and educator. Yates Snowden was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and was a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. From the description of Letter : Columbia, S.C., to Judge [Smith], 1922 Oct. 23. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144712 ...