Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers

Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers
Dates: 1869-1973
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms3365

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of genealogical information, correspondence of Herschel V. Johnson, photographs of the Johnson family, and other printed materials.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Correspondence
Genealogies.
Johnson family
Johnson family -- Photographs
Johnson, Herschel V., (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880 -- Correspondence
Politicians--Georgia--Milledgeville--Correspondence.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Herschel Vespasian Johnson papers. MS 3365. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Genealogy
 
2Biography
 
3Locks of hair
 
4-6Correspondence
 
7Recipe book, accounts, etc.
 
8Photographs
 
9Printed material
 
BoxItem
21Book
 
2Newspaper articles