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Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers

Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers
Creator: Johnson, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880
Inclusive Dates: 1832-1976
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms1658
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880), politician and judge, born in Burke County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Herschel Johnson (1812-1880) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Herschel Vespasian Johnson and his family from 1832-1976. Papers include a copy of Johnson's autobiography, an album containing poetry, writings, and drawings, a few newspaper clippings, and correspondence. The autobiography, a copy of the original manuscript written by Johnson in 1867, covers Johnson's entire political career. Correspondence is mainly from Johnson to his daughter Tallulah Horne and her husband Pearce, with several to his daughter Gertrude discussing primarily family matters.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type; correspondence arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers, ms 1658, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia. Constitutional Convention (1867-1868)
Governors -- Georgia.
Horne family
Legislators -- Confederate States of America.
Legislators -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States. Congress. Senate

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Album inscribed My Scrap Book owned by Herschel B. Johnson, 1832-1838
Contains sketches, recipes, writings.
12Autobiography of Herschel B. Johnson copied by Tallulah J. Horne from the original manuscript, 1918 March
13Clippings, 1925, 1976
14Letters, 1860, 1950
Letter dated Spicer's Turnout, Jefferson Co., Georgia, "My Dear Tallulah," signed, "Your affectionate father"; Letter dated Macon Georgia, signed "Caroline Horne Berckmans.
15Letter to Mr. Pearce Horne, 1866 March 11
16Letter to Tallulah, 1867 June 5
17Letter to Tallulah, 1870 February 28
18Letter to Tallulah , 1870 March 3
19Letter to Gertrude Johnson , 1870 October 7
110Letter to Pearce Horne, 1872 May 31
111Letter to Talluluah, 1874 January 20
112Letter , 1876 March 8
113Letter to Pearce, 1876 March 15
114Letter, 1876 August 24
115Letter to Tallulah, 1876 September 23
116Letter to Tallulah, 1876 September 25
117Letter to "Uncle Herschel", 1876 December 3
118Letter, 1877 January 22
119Letter to J.H. Polhill, 1877 January 22
120Letter, 1877 January 23
121Letter to Pearce Horne, 1877 February 1
122Letter to Pearce Horne, 1877 February 10
123Letter to Mrs. Pearce Horne, 1877 July 29
124Letter to Captain Horne, 1877 December 25
125Letter to Captain Pearce Horne, 1878 January 8
126Letter, 1880 January 7
127Letter to Captain Pearce Horne, 1880 April 16
128Telegram to Captain Pearce Horne, 1880 August 16
129[Letter] to Captain A.J. Twiggs , 1894 June 21
130Letter to Mr. Robert Berckmans, 1898 November 3
131Envelopes , undated
132Funeral notice of H.V. Johnson, 1880
133Miscellaneous, 1892, undated
134Ribbons, Governor's Horse Guard Demosthenian Society, 1883, 1895