Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS-51
Scope and Contents Author and journalist Harry Stillwell Edwards was born in Macon, Georgia. His formal education was cut short by the Civil War, but he read extensively in the Library of Congress while working as a clerk in the U. S. Treasury. He returned home to Macon in 1874, studied law at Mercer University, and was admitted to the bar, but never actively practiced due to his passion for writing. He published several short stories and novels. He eventually became editor and owner of the the ...
Dates: 1897-1967; Other: Majority of material found in 1928, 1966, 1967; Acquired: 1999-12-26
Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-126
Abstract Margaret (Sissy) Leonard and her family have a long tradition of jounalism and activism during the twentieth century. This tradition began with her grandfather, George Long, who relentlessly attacked the Ku Klux Klan in his editorials at the Macon Telegraph in the early 1900's. Her mother Margaret Long, a progressive journalist, worked at various southern newspapers while writing two published novels and raising two children (mostly alone) at a time when female journalists were a rarity....
Dates: 1900 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970