Myrta Lockett Avary photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS279
Scope and Content
The collection contains images collected by Avary, including images of Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus Memorial Association members, and portraits of Myrta Avary. Also included are exterior views of Bulloch Hall and Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia, and the Wren's Nest in Atlanta, Georgia. Of note are images of a ceremony transferring possession of the Wren's Nest from Mrs. Joel Chandler Harris to the Uncle Remus Memorial Association. Other photographs include Joel Chandler Harris sitting on the porch of the Wren's Nest; African American families; farm workers; children; and Harris' family members.
- 1870-1917, undated
- Avary, Myrta Lockett (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Myrta Lockett Avary (1857-1946) was born in Halifax County, Virginia, to Harwood Alexander Lockett (1812-1895) and Augusta Harper Lockett (1821-1911). Lockett married Dr. James Corbin Avary (1856-1942) of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1884. She was a writer for the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution, and Atlanta Georgian, as well as other publications throughout the United States. She is the author of A Virginia Girl in the Civil War (1903), Uncle Remus and the Wren's Nest (1913), and Dixie after the War (1906). Avary aided in relief work in India, China, and Cuba. She was active in the Salvation Army, the Woman's War Relief Association, and the National Congress of Mothers, later known as the Parent-Teachers Association.
82 image(s) (82 black and white photographic prints)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
VIS 279 was previously cataloged as AVE.
This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
- African Americans -- Georgia
- Authors, American -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Barrington Hall (Roswell, Ga.)
- Bulloch Hall (Roswell, Ga.)
- Carnegie, Andrew
- Children -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Farm life -- Georgia
- Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908
- Historic buildings -- Georgia
- Men -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Plantation life -- Georgia.
- Price, Francis E.
- Spalding, Mary Connally, 1877-1953
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
- Women -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Wren's Nest (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Myrta Lockett Avary photographs
- In Process
- Felicia D. Render
- March 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.