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 Myrta Lockett Avary

Myrta Lockett Avary

Birth
Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Feb 1946 (aged 88)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section 78 Plot 3 Moore Family Plot
Memorial ID 112785948 · View Source
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born at Halifax, Virginia. She was educated in her native state, and was afterwards for some years a resident of New York, where she was engaged on various newspapers, among them the "Christian Herald." Her published volumes include "A Virginia Girl in the Civil War" (1903); "Dixie After the War" (1906); and "A Diary for Dixie" (1905); and "Letters and Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens"--all works which found a wide sale. Her address is Atlanta, Georgia.






Myrta Avary Lockett was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1857. She married Dr. James Corbin Avary of Atlanta, Georgia in 1884. She was a writer for the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution, and Atlanta Georgian, as well as other publications throughout the United States. She is the author of "A Virginia Girl in the Civil War," "Uncle Remus and the Wren's Nest," and "Dixie After the War." She aided in relief work in India, China, and Cuba. She was active in the Salvation Army, the Woman's War Relief Association, and the National Congress of Mothers, later known as the Parent-Teachers Association

Myrta Harper (Lockett) Avary (1857–1946), author of A Virginia Girl in the Civil War (1903) and Dixie After the War (1906) and editor of A Diary from Dixie as written by Mary Boykin Chestnut (1905). Avary was born in Halifax County and reared at Lombardy Grove in Mecklenburg County; she moved to Atlanta shortly after her marriage to James Corbin


Avary, a Georgia physician, in 1884. In the 1890s Avary moved to New York, and the couple obtained a legal separation in 1911. Her correspondence is primarily with women involved in various benevolent organizations or with fellow authors and publishers concerning Southern history and literature and her efforts to publish her work (section 1). Correspondents include Matthew Page Andrews (1879–1947), Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910), William Gordon McCabe (1841–1920), and Emily Virginia Mason (1815–1909). The collection also contains scattered correspondence, 1868–1903, of Mason, an educator and author, with whom Avary maintained a long friendship (section 2). Miscellaneous items include notes on Avary's books, information on her separation, and writings by Andrews, McCabe, and Mason (section 3).


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  • Created by: James Whitehead
  • Added: 23 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112785948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Myrta Lockett Avary (7 Dec 1857–14 Feb 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112785948, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by James Whitehead (contributor 48159843) .