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Corneille McCarn Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2803

This collection containing 15 folders of letters to poet Corneille McCarn covers approximately 30 years of correspondence with McCarn family and friends.

See MS.2707 Jefferson McCarn Collection.

Dates

  • 1909-1958 (1920-1929)

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection containing 15 folders of letters to poet Corneille McCarn covers approximately 30 years of correspondence with McCarn family and friends.

Biographical/Historical Note

Corneille McCarn was born to Jefferson B. and Mary D. (Allison) McCarn in Nashville, Tennessee in approximately 1900. Corneille grew up in East Nashville where her father was attorney general for Davidson County. The family moved to Hawaii in 1913 when Jefferson McCarn was appointed Attorney General of the Territory of Hawaii. Corneille attended Vanderbilt University, where she was the first woman to publish in The Fugitive, the poetry journal published by the famed Fugitive poets. She married Dr. Anthony Warren Rucker (1900-1979) in 1927. Throughout her lifetime she continued to write at her home in Martinsville, Virginia. Every Christmas for more than 50 years she sent a Christmas poem to her friends and published a collection of these letters called Christmas is Love in 1987. Corneille lived several of her last years in Franklin, Tenn. Corneille died on August 8th, 1989 in Charlottsville, Virginia.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased May 26, 2006

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480