Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers

Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Johnson, Herschel V., (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880
Title: Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers
Dates: 1832-1976
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms1658

Biographical/Historical Note

Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880), politician and judge, born in Burke County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "Herschel Johnson (1812-1880)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Herschel Vespasian Johnson and his family from 1832-1976. Papers include a copy of Johnson's autobiography, an album containing poetry, writings, and drawings, a few newspaper clippings, and correspondence. The autobiography, a copy of the original manuscript written by Johnson in 1867, covers Johnson’s entire political career. Correspondence is mainly from Johnson to his daughter Tallulah Horne and her husband Pearce, with several to his daughter Gertrude discussing primarily family matters.


Arranged by record type; correspondence arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--Politics and government.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia. Constitutional Convention. (1867-1868)
Horne family
Legislators--Confederate States of America.
Legislators--United States.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
United States. Congress. Senate.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers, ms 1658, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Album inscribed My Scrap Book owned by Herschel B. Johnson, 1832-1838
Contains sketches, recipes, writings.
2 Autobiography of Herschel B. Johnson copied by Tallulah J. Horne from the original manuscript, 1918 March
3Clippings, 1925, 1976
4Letters, 1860, 1950
Letter dated Spicer's Turnout, Jefferson Co., Georgia, "My Dear Tallulah," signed, "Your affectionate father"; Letter dated Macon Georgia, signed "Caroline Horne Berckmans.
5Letter to Mr. Pearce Horne, 1866 March 11
6Letter to Tallulah, 1867 June 5
7Letter to Tallulah, 1870 February 28
8Letter to Tallulah, 1870 March 3
9Letter to Gertrude Johnson, 1870 October 7
10Letter to Pearce Horne, 1872 May 31
11Letter to Talluluah, 1874 January 20
12Letter, 1876 March 8
13Letter to Pearce, 1876 March 15
14Letter, 1876 August 24
15Letter to Tallulah, 1876 September 23
16Letter to Tallulah, 1876 September 25
17Letter to "Uncle Herschel", 1876 December 3
18Letter, 1877 January 22
19Letter to J.H. Polhill, 1877 January 22
20Letter, 1877 January 23
21Letter to Pearce Horne, 1877 February 1
22Letter to Pearce Horne, 1877 February 10
23Letter to Mrs. Pearce Horne, 1877 July 29
24Letter to Captain Horne, 1877 December 25
25Letter to Captain Pearce Horne, 1878 January 8
26Letter, 1880 January 7
27Letter to Captain Pearce Horne, 1880 April 16
28Telegram to Captain Pearce Horne, 1880 August 16
29[Letter] to Captain A.J. Twiggs, 1894 June 21
30Letter to Mr. Robert Berckmans, 1898 November 3
31Envelopes, undated
32Funeral notice of H.V. Johnson, 1880
33Miscellaneous, 1892, undated
34Ribbons, Governor's Horse Guard Demosthenian Society, 1883, 1895