|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.|
"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. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 21, 2008)
For more information, see the article "Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Richard Malcolm Johnston letter. MS 2516. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.