Hargrett Library Opens Four New Collections

March 26, 2013 – 5:04 PM

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of four new collections.

Arthur W. McDonald collection of theatre engravings and playbills

Arthur W. McDonald, former chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the College of Charleston, is the author of several works about the Yorkshire theatre including The Yorkshire Stage, 1766-1803: A Calendar of Plays, Together with Cast Lists for Tate Wilkinson’s Circuit of Theatres (Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Pontefract, Wakefield, and York) and the Yorkshire Company’s Engagements in Beverley, Halifax, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Edinburgh. The collection includes 17th and 18th century British theatre playbills and engravings documenting the Yorkshire theatre circuit and non-Yorkshire theatre. Of note are playbills and engravings related to the Kemble family, Elizabeth Inchbald, and productions at Drury Lane and Covent Gardens.

Sir John Glubb letters to Diane Hanson

Sir John Glubb (1897-1986), also known as Glubb Pasha, led and trained in the Trans-Jordan’s Arab Legion (1939-1956) and served in France during World War I. After leaving the Arab Legion, he lectured and wrote numerous books. The collection consists of letters (1971-1986) from Sir John Glubb in Mayfield, England to Diane Hanson. There are also printed obituaries and memorials, photographs, and several handwritten chapters of Glubb’s book The Way of Love. There are no letters from Hanson, but Glubb’s letters are filled with his opinions on politics, religion, women’s rights, and Middle East history.

Marie Mellinger collection

Marie Barlow Mellinger (1914-2006) was a teacher, naturalist, conservationist and scholar. She served as the first non-Atlanta president of the Georgia Botanical Society and authored the Atlas of Vascular Flora of Georgia. Mellinger led seminars titled “Incredible Wild Edibles” focused on wild flowers and plants suitable for eating as well as medicinal herbs. Additionally, she served as one of the plant advisors for the early Foxfire books. The collection consists of Mellinger’s index of flowering and nonflowering plants as well as slides, and several scrapbooks. The index includes illustrations, photographs, and cuttings from plants.

Frances Bryant Godwin papers

Frances Bryant Godwin (1892-1975) was primarily a sculptor, but also practiced sketching, photography, and watercolors. An example of her sculpture is on permanent exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. The collection consists of correspondence, journals, and other writings, notes regarding Godwin’s artistic ventures, as well as genealogical information about the Bryant and Godwin families. Photographs, estate materials, manuscripts, and sketches are also included.

 

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is open for research Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, with the exception of University holidays. For more information, please visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl or call (706) 542-7123.

 

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