Richard Malcolm Johnston letters

Richard Malcolm Johnston letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898
Title: Richard Malcolm Johnston letters
Dates: 1888-1897
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of two letters to Edward Eggleston and the rest to William Carey. The letters to Eggleston and the first letter to Cary chiefly concern his struggles to fulfill Mrs. Benjamin Harrison's desire for an inscription on vellum. He also speaks of the International copyright bill and a series of readings arranged for him. He also submits a manuscript and speaks of several short stories for Century Magazine and suggests publishing a volume of short stories.
Coll. Number: ms2122

Biographical/Historical Note

"Richard Malcolm Johnston was a lawyer, teacher, and dialect humorist from Hancock County. A disciple of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, he called his first book Georgia Sketches (1864) in honor of Longstreet's Georgia Scenes (1835). In an enlarged form, this collection was renamed Dukesborough Tales (1871); the second edition of Dukesborough Tales, published in 1883, launched his national literary career." --- "Richard Malcolm Johnson." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved August 21, 2008)

Edward Eggleston (1837-1902) was a "clergyman, novelist, and historian who realistically portrayed various sections of the U.S. in such books as The Hoosier School-Master." -- "Edward Eggleston." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Academic ed. (Retrieved April 27, 2009)

William Cary was an editor at the Century Company in the late 19th century.

Index Terms

Cary, William -- Correspondence
Century magazine.
Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902 -- Correspondence
Harrison, Caroline Lavinia Scott, 1832-1892
Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898 -- Correspondence
Short stories--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Malcolm Johnston letters. MS 2122. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related material available in the following collections of this repository: Richard Malcolm Johnston letters, 1876-1898; Richard Malcolm Johnston -- Patrick Hues Mell letter, 1877.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1888-1897