|Creator:||Johnson, Herschel V., (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880|
|Title:||Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers|
|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.|
Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880), politician and judge, born in Burke County, Georgia.
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.