Richard M. Johnston document

Richard M. Johnston document

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Bonner, Willie Edwards
Creator: Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898
Title: Richard M. Johnston document
Dates: 1859
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2391

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 Johnston (1822-1898)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved May 18, 2009)

For more information, see the article "Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a handwritten 1859 transfer of property document from Richard M. Johnston of Hancock County, Georgia, to Willie Edwards Bonner. The property is largely personal property including slaves.

Index Terms

Bonner, Willie Edwards
Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898
Legal documents.
Personal property--Georgia--Hancock County.
Slaveholders--Georgia--Hancock County.
Slaves--Georgia--Hancock County.

General Notes

Xerox copy available for use.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard M. Johnston letter. MS 2391. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The University of Georgia Libraries.

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