Herschel V. Johnson letter to E. K. Hart

Herschel V. Johnson letter to E. K. Hart

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Johnson, Herschel V., (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880
Title: Herschel V. Johnson letter to E. K. Hart
Dates: 1868
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.
Coll. Number: ms2295

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.

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)

Index Terms

Hart, Elizur K., 1841-1893 -- Correspondence
Johnson, Herschel V., (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880 -- Correspondence
Legislators--New York (State)--Correspondence.
Signatures (names)
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Herschel V. Johnson letter to E. K. Hart. MS 2295(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1868