The Resource Papers of James D. Johnston, (manuscript)

Papers of James D. Johnston, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of James D. Johnston, 1811-1911
Title
Papers of James D. Johnston
Inclusive dates
1811-1911
Title variation
James D. Johnston papers
Creator
Contributor
Correspondent
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The papers contain personal and legal correspondence, business and financial records, speeches and addresses, and some miscellaneous items
  • There are business and financial papers for the firms of Byrnside Hale and French, Holston Salt and Plaster Company, John L. Williams & Sons, East River Railroad Company, New River Railroad Company, and Norfolk and Western Railroad
  • Correspondence is chiefly business and legal and pertains to debt collection, lawsuits and estate settlement. Some family letters are included
  • Topics of interest in the correspondence include a steamer trip up the Missouri River to Montana territory, 1867; opportunites in Ray County, Mo., 1836; Emory and Henry College, 1845; militia movements in southwest, Va., 1861; a mission to Lynchburg, Va., in 1865; a brief mention of slave sales, 1856; and the estate of Edward Hale of Portland Oregon, 1874
  • Correspondence of General John Echols of Staunton, Va., discusses his legal and financial affairs
  • Papers of Andrew Johnston, father of James D. Johnston contain a copy of his will, guardianship accounts and papers pertaining to a lawsuit
  • There are speeches and addresses by James D. Johnston on temperance, the debt question in Virginia, politics and the fourth of July
  • Miscellaneous items include student essays of Johnston at Emory and Henry; an undated war story; and a memorandum of the expense of building a brick house; and Bank of Abingdon stock certificates
Biographical or historical data
Lawyer, Pearisburg, Giles County, Va.; Virginia state delegate, 1877-1879.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Papers of James D. Johnston, (manuscript)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu01302.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Guide available.
Extent
500 (ca.)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2514116
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALZ3284
  • (OCoLC)647877368
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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