|Creator:||Bonner, Willie Edwards|
|Creator:||Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898|
|Title:||Richard M. Johnston document|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
"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. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.com/nge/ (Retrieved May 18, 2009)
For more information, see the article "Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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.
Xerox copy available for use.
Richard M. Johnston letter. MS 2391. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The University of Georgia Libraries.