The Discovery of Sir John Franklin, and Other Poems
by Joseph A. Turner


To order, please send check or money order in the amount of $10 plus $2 shipping to:

Uncle Remus Museum
104 Church Street
Eatonton, Georgia 31024
 

 

 

Commissioned by the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia, this rare book is an antiquarian reprint of the original 1858 edition penned by Joseph Addison Turner, the editor of “The Countrymen Newspaper” and mentor of Joel Chandler Harris.

At Turnwold, Turner’s Putnam County plantation, the young Joel Harris first met the slaves who would inspire the famous Uncle Remus folk tales. Joseph Turner’s extensive library also helped to educate Harris and the employment at Turner’s newspaper served as a catalyst for Harris’s illustrious career.

Turner’s book of poems, 96 pages in length, is beautifully crafted with gold foil stamping on a laminated, navy soft cover and natural interior pages. This is a keepsake for those interested in authentic and hard-to-find Georgia history.

For more information on J. A. Turner,
please see the: New Georgia Encyclopedia