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About this collection

Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, author, and folklorist, best known for his Uncle Remus stories. He lived in Atlanta for much of his life, where he served as an associate editor of the Atlanta Constitution.

The Joel Chandler Harris collection includes manuscripts and letters. Of particular significance are manuscripts for six short stories that were compiled in Nights with Uncle Remus, published in 1883. They include: "The Moon in the Mill Pond," "Brother Rabbit Takes Some Exercise," "Why Brother Bear Has No Tail," "How Brother Rabbit Frightened His Neighbors," "Mr. Man Has Some Meat," and "How Brother Rabbit Got the Meat."

This collection was digitized as part of Project REVEAL (Read and View English & American Literature).

 

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