Richard Malcolm Johnston letter to Elizabeth Turner Graham

Richard Malcolm Johnston letter to Elizabeth Turner Graham

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898
Title: Richard Malcolm Johnston letter to Elizabeth Turner Graham
Dates: 1898 March 16
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of one letter from Colonel Richard Malcolm Johnston to Elizabeth Turner Graham. The letter is dated March 16, 1898. The handwriting is nearly illegible and thus the subject is unknown.
Coll. Number: ms2516

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)

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

Index Terms

Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence.
Authors, American--Georgia--Correspondence.
College teachers--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Graham, Elizabeth Turner -- Correspondence
Humorists, American--19th century--Correspondence.
Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898 -- Correspondence
Male authors--Georgia--19th century--Correspondence.
Novelists, American--19th century--Correspondence.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--History--19th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Malcolm Johnston letter. MS 2516. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1898 March 16