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"Songs and Tales from Fairyland"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0466

This collection includes “Songs and Tales from Fairyland” by Alexander Abbey Piper. The verses and songs are dated June 1927–June 1931. The subjects of the verses and songs include love, spirituality, and stories for children. The book was a present to John C. Hodges from Piper and includes a handwritten inscription by Piper in the front of the book dated June 1931.

Dates

  • 1927 June-1931 June

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes “Songs and Tales from Fairyland” by Alexander Abbey Piper. The verses and songs are dated June 1927–June 1931.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Abbey Piper was born May 11, 1899 in Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee. Piper married Ruby Lenore Piper (1917-2010). He died January 14, 1988 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.

John Cunyus Hodges was born on March 15, 1892 to Floyd Crawford and Addie Reynolds Hodges in Cotton Valley, Louisiana. He was educated first at Meridian College, where he graduated with his AB in 1911. He went on to earn an MA from Tulane University (1912), a PhD from Harvard (1918) and an honorary Litt.D from Tennessee Wesleyan College (1962). Hodges launched his teaching career at Northwestern University, where he taught from 1913 to 1916. He began teaching English at the University of Tennessee in 1918, and he remained in this position until he was promoted to department chairman in 1937, where he served until 1962. Beginning in 1959, he was also involved in the Library Development Program. Hodges also wrote a number of books including Harbrace Handbook of Reading (1943). Hodges married twice: once to Lillian Nelson (January 24, 1914) and once to Cornelia Smartt Hendley (August 15, 1952). He died in 1967.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

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