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Johnston family papers

Johnston family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Johnston family papers
Creator: Johnston family
Inclusive Dates: 1836-1862
Language: English
Extent: 4 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1629
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Malcolm Johnston family were residents of Sparta in Hancock County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Malcolm Johnston family. Included are correspondences; two small account books; and Certificate no. 2457, for the purchase of a tract of land in Montgomery, Alabama, by Arthur B. Davis of Muscogee, Georgia. The collection also includes documents concerning enslaved people owned by the Johnston family: bill of sales for a slave received by Richard Johnston; wills of Malcolm Johnston and E. L. Johnston; "List of property belonging to M. Johnston," listing 800 acres of land, and the name, sex, age, and monetary value of enslaved people.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Johnston family papers, ms 1629. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

Portion of this collection is available through the Digital Library of Georgia: https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/guan_1629


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Correspondence
Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Johnston, Malcolm
Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898 -- Correspondence
Records (documents)
Slave records -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Account books, 1854, 1861
 
12Correspondence, 1836-1856, undated
 
13Land grant, 1837
 
14Papers concerning enslaved people, 1850-1862, undated Access Online
Documents concerning enslaved people owned by the Johnston family: bill of sale for an enslaved man name William (24 years old) received by Richard Johnston; wills of Malcolm Johnston (including these enslaved people Antony, 32, Little Ann, 50, her daughter Emily, 9, Lucy, 55, Alfred, 7, Fanny Mansfield, 7, and Eve, 53) and E. L. Johnston; "List of property belonging to M. Johnston," listing 800 acres of land, and the name, sex, age, and monetary value of 25 enslaved people.