|Title:||Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)|
Perhaps most famous as Stephen Douglas's 1860 vice presidential candidate, Herschel Johnson played an anomalous but central role in the heated sectional politics of the 1850s and 1860s. Taken as a whole, his contradictions encapsulate the intense ambivalence Georgians felt toward disunion, especially in the years before the Civil War (1861-65). ---- Johnson County, in east central Georgia, is named in his honor. New Georgia Encyclopedia. (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2491&sug=y) Retrieved 1/11/2010.
The collection consists of genealogical information, correspondence of Herschel V. Johnson, photographs of the Johnson family, and other printed materials.
Arranged by record type.
Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers. MS 3365. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.