Papers consisting primarily of letters and poems of Paul Hamilton Hayne, George Herbert Sass, and John R. Thompson. Hayne's letters include his opinion of Northern magazines, views on politics, literary production of contemporary Southern writers, and the condition of Georgia after the Civil War. Material connected with Sass is largely poetry, most of which was later published. Thompson's letters include comments on current literary productions and criticisms of Jeannie Dickson's work. One letter is from John Russell. Mentioned in the collection are: Henry Dickson Bruns, John Bruns, [George] Washington Cable, James Wood Davidson, Charles E.A. GayarreÌ, Gervais Robinson, William Gilmore Simms, Frances C. (Fisher) Tiernan's "Valerie Aylmer," and the works of Richard D. Blackmore, Charles Reade, and Sir Walter Scott.