Julia Neely Finch (1850-1926) was an accomplished and prolific writer of poety and short stories. Many of her works were published in the ladies’ magazines of her day. Her best known work is entitled “The Unborn” and was published in An American Anthology: 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor’s Critical Review of American Poetry in the Nineteenth Century, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1900. Mrs. Finch lived in Mobile and Birmingham, Alabama, while she was doing the majority of her writing.
This collection contains correspondence to and from Julia Neely Finch, as well as her poetry and short stories, written between 1890 and 1926. There is a small handwritten and typescript collection of Mrs. Finch’s poems and short stories and a scrapbook of her published pieces.