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|Abstract||Manly Wade Wellman (1903-1986), longtime resident of North Carolina, was a writer best known for his fantasy and horror stories set in the Appalachian Mountains. The collection includes letters, 1972, to Wellman from the Reverend Andrew V. Graves of Hot Springs, N.C., concerning the history of the Catholic Church in Madison County, N.C., in the 1920s and 1930s.|
|Creator||Wellman, Manly Wade, 1903-1986.|
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Manly Wade Wellman (1903-1986) was an author best known for his fantasy and horror stories set in the Appalachian Mountains. He was born in Angola, where his father was a physician at a British medical outpost. He later moved to the United States and was educated at Wichita Municipal University (now Wichita State University) in Kansas and Columbia Univeristy. Wellman served as lieutenant in World War II, after which he moved to Pine Bluff, N.C. He relocated to Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1951 and received the Edgar Allen Poe Award for nonfiction in 1955.Back to Top
The collection includes letters, 1972, to Manly Wade Wellman from the Reverend Andrew V. Graves of Hot Springs, N.C., concerning the history of the Catholic Church in Madison County, N.C., in the 1920s and 1930s. The account mentions Bessie Rumbough Johnson Safford (1857-1929), owner of the Hot Springs property that was later deeded to the Jesuits for a house of study, and Father Lawrence L. Toups, who was resident missionary until 1937.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top