Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers

Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Johnson, Herschel V., (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880
Title: Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers
Dates: 1832-1894
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Herschel Vespasian Johnson from 1832-1894. The papers include a copy of Johnson's autobiography, an album (dated 1832) containing poetry, writings, and drawings (some by Johnson), correspondence (1860-1894), and a few newspaper clippings. The autobiography, which was copied from the original manuscript in 1918, was written by Johnson in 1867. It covers his entire political career including his service as a U.S. Senator, Georgia Governor, unsuccessful bid as U.S. Vice-President, member of the Georgia succession convention, a Confederate States Senator, and a member of the Georgia Constitutional Convention of 1865. The correspondence is mainly from Johnson to his daughter Tallulah Horne and her husband Pearce, with several to his daughter Gertrude discussing primarily family matters.
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.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--Politics and government.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia. Constitutional Convention. (1867-1868)
Horne, Pearce
Horne, Tallulah
Johnson, Gertrude
Legislators--Confederate States of America.
Legislators--United States.
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861.
United States. Congress. Senate.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Album - writings, sketches
4Correspondence, 19 November 1860
5Correspondence, 11 March 1866
6Correspondence, 5 June 1867
7Correspondence, 28 February 1870
8Correspondence, 3 March 1870
9Correspondence, 7 October 1870
10Correspondence, 31 May 1872
11Correspondence, 20 January 1874
12Correspondence, 8 March 1876
13Correspondence, 15 March 1876
14Correspondence, 24 August 1876
15Correspondence, 23 September 1876
16Correspondence, 25 September 1876
17Correspondence, 3 December 1876
18Correspondence, 22 January 1877
19Correspondence, 22 January 1877
20Correspondence, 23 January 1877
21Correspondence, 1 February 1877
22Correspondence, 10 February 1877
23Correspondence, 29 July 1877
24Correspondence, 25 December 1877
25Correspondence, 8 January 1878
26Correspondence, 7 January 1880
27Correspondence, 16 April 1880
28Correspondence, 16 August 1880
29Correspondence, 21 June 1894
30Correspondence, 30 November 1898
32Funeral Notice, 1880
34Ribbons - Governor's Horse Guard Demosthenian Society