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|Abstract||Letters, circa 1922-1955, from Archibald Henderson (1877-1963), University of North Carolina professor of mathematics, to George W. McCoy, editor of the "Asheville Citizen," and his wife, Lola Love McCoy, chiefly about Henderson's work, especially his biographies of George Bernard Shaw; and a few related items.|
|Creator||McCoy, George W. (George William), 1901-1962.|
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George William McCoy (1901-1962) was born in Dillsboro, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina, 1919-1922, and the University of Chicago, 1926-1928, from which he received a Ph.B. McCoy joined the staff of the Asheville (N. C.) Citizen in 1924. He was editor of the Citizen from 1955 to 1961, and published several pamphlets on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
In 1929, McCoy married Lola Love. They had three children: George, Jr.; Myrtle McCoy Moore; and Janet Lucille McCoy. McCoy was a long-time friend of Professor Archibald Henderson of the University of North Carolina, biographer of George Bernard Shaw.
NOTE: For further biographical information see North Carolina Lives and the clippings file in the North Carolina Collection.Back to Top
Letters, circa 1922-1955, from Archibald Henderson (1877-1963), University of North Carolina professor of mathematics, to George W. McCoy, editor of the "Asheville Citizen," and his wife, Lola Love McCoy, chiefly about Henderson's work, especially his biographies of George Bernard Shaw; and a few related items.Back to Top
Chiefly letters in which Archibald Henderson discussed his literary reputation in the South; the offer of the presidency of the University of Oklahoma and University of North Carolina President Chase's reluctance to meet the Oklahoma offer (1925); and his possible candidacy for the Senate (1925). Henderson repeated suggested to McCoy content for favorable articles about Henderson and reviews of his books. In 1933, Henderson encouraged McCoy to write to the University of Chattanooga, Goucher College, and Duke University, strongly suggesting that they give Henderson honorary degrees. Many letters are marked confidential, and Henderson repeatedly urged McCoy to destroy them.
Also included is a typed draft of an article (1932) on Henderson by Lola Love McCoy with Henderson's editorial comments; a handwritten draft of an article (1922) by Henderson, "The South in Art: Barren or Fertile?"; and a typed manuscript by McCoy, "Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park."
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Black-and-white print. Verso: "Bernard Shaw and Archibald Henderson taken at 10 Adelphi Terrace, London in 1924."
Postcard of Archibald Henderson, "From a camera portrait by E. O. Hoppe." Verso: "Compliments of Archibald Henderson."
Black-and-white print. Verso: "180th Anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence held in the office of Senator W. Kerr Scott, on May 20, 1775 [sic]. Shortly afterwards, Archibald Henderson received the plaudits of the United States Senate as the author of 'Cradle of Liberty'. Representative Lawrence H. Fountain, Senator Sam Ervin, Representative Woodrow W. Jones, Archibald Henderson, Representative George Shuford, Senator W. Kerr Scott, Representative Herbert C. Bonner, Representative Charles Deane".
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Several books by Archibald Henderson, inscribed to McCoy, and several pamphlets by George McCoy and others on the Great Smokey Mountains National Park were transferred to the North Carolina Collection.Back to Top