|Creator:||Johnson, Herschel V., (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880|
|Title:||Herschel V. Johnson letter to E. K. Hart|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a letter from Johnson in Sandy Grove, Jefferson County, Georgia (near Bartow, Ga.) to E. K. Hart, Albion, New York, complying with a request for an autograph and stating his views on politics, religion and philosophy. The letter is dated February 5, 1868.|
Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880), politician and judge, born in Burke County, Georgia.
Elizur K. Hart, a Representative from New York; born in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., April 8, 1841; attended the Albion Academy; engaged in banking; member of the State assembly in 1872; director Niagara Falls International Bridge Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed his former business pursuits; founder and president of the Rochester (N.Y.) Post-Express in 1882; president of Orleans County National Bank 1890-1893; died in Albion, N.Y., February 18, 1893; interment in Mount Albion Cemetery. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress http://bioguide.congress.gov (Retrieved May 21, 2009)
Herschel V. Johnson letter to E. K. Hart. MS 2295(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.