Caroline Lewis Lovett letters and address
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Caroline Lewis Lovett letters and address

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lovett, Caroline Lewis.
Title: Caroline Lewis Lovett letters and address
Dates: 1921-1970
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (5 folders)
Identification: MS 0501

Biographical/Historical Note

Caroline Lewis Lovett (1901-1983), the daughter of Watkins Price Lovett and Howard Meriwether Lovett, was born in Screven County, Georgia and spent many years of her girlhood in Augusta, Georgia. In 1919 she moved to St. Louis with part of the family. For 36 years she was head of the Print Division of Free Library, Philadelphia. On her retirement in 1962 she moved to Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The papers in this collection are letters Caroline Lewis Lovett received from literary persons; a few are from her to them. Correspondents are Stephen Vincent Benet, poet, and his wife, Rosemary; William Rose Benet, editor; Berry Fleming, novelist; and Walker Hancock, sculptor. The 1921 letter contains reminiscences of Augusta, Georgia. They are arranged in folders alphabetically by the name of the correspondent.

Index Terms

Augusta (Ga.)--History.
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943.
Fleming, Berry, 1899-1989.
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998.
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
Letters (correspondence)
Lovett, Caroline Lewis.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Caroline Lewis Lovett letters and address, MS 501, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Caroline Lewis Lovett, 1971.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Items 1-5: Stephen Vincent Benet and his wife Rosemary Carr Benet, 1921-1946
The letter of 1921 is a reminiscent letter of Augusta; Mrs. Benet's letters are about him and his work. One is a letter of C.L. Lovett to her mother, July 18, 1929, with a detailed description of her visit with the Benet's in Paris.


2Items 6-13: William Rose Benet letters, 1944-1946
Regarding his brother, Stephen.


3Items 14-20: Berry Fleming, 1944-1963
Regarding some of his books.


4Items 21-22: Walker Hancock, 1970
Regarding Stone Mountain Memorial; a post card has a picture of Hancock's War Memorial in Pennsylvania Station, Philadelphia.


5Item 23: Paper regarding John Laurens, read at Franco-American Circle, Philadelphia