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Augusta Walker Manuscript

Identifier: MSS 0137

Scope and Contents

The carbon typescript for the novel, Around a Rusty God (New York: Dial, 1954) contains handwritten notes and corrections. The story is about a Chinese boy and the two goats he raises and cares for until he is forced to give them up due to the coming war. Also included are two page proofs of line drawings by Jeanyee Wong used as chapter headings.


  • 1954


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Augusta Walker (1914-2000) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and educated at the University of Michigan. She served as an Instructor of English at Woman's College (now UNCG) from 1945 until 1947. She then taught at Lignan University in Canton, China until 1950. From 1963 to 1965 she taught at Hunter College in New York City, New York. She published several novels, articles and short stories, one of which won an O. Henry Award in 1954.


0.10 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Augusta Walker (1914-2000) was a fiction writer and served as an Instructor of English at Woman's College (now UNCG) from 1945 to 1947.

Included in this collection is the carbon typescript for Walker's novel, Around a Rusty God (New York: Dial, 1954), which contains handwritten notes and corrections.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the author.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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