George Pickett Wilson Papers
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The correspondence features letters to Wilson from author Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken and English instructor George R. Coffman, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Correspondence subjects include the possibility of a graduate student compiling a bibliography of American language as a master's thesis, comments to the American Dialect Society, and Mencken's work on a second supplement to The American Language. Two reprints of articles by Mencken for American Speech (inscribed for Wilson) are also included.
There are also six letters from Wilson to Emory University librarian Guy Lyle dealing with academic and family news, and various writing and editing projects.
Miscellaneous items include memos concerning changes in the Annual Catalog, (especially the use of clearer, simpler language, etc.), written while Wilson was a member of the Catalog Committee. Also included is a small pamphlet, To those who have lost, a biographical sketch compiled by his son, George Jr., and read at his father's funeral. Finally, there are clippings about his life and his work.
- 1937 - 1972
- Wilson, George P. (George Pickett) (Person)
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The George Pickett Wilson Papers date from 1937 to 1972 and contain manuscript material, correspondence, clippings, and biographical notes.
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