The Resource Papers of Joseph E. Johnston and George Frederick Holmes, (manuscript)

Papers of Joseph E. Johnston and George Frederick Holmes, (manuscript)

Papers of Joseph E. Johnston and George Frederick Holmes, 1821-1885
Papers of Joseph E. Johnston and George Frederick Holmes
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Title variation
  • Joseph E. Johnston papers
  • George F. Holmes papers
  • Johnston family papers include a letter, 1821 June 15, from Mary Johnston to her husband Judge Peter Johnston noting family activities; a letter, 1825 July 17, from Peter Johnston to his son Joseph E. Johnston conveying news of his mother's death; a letter, 1825 December 4, from Benjamin Rush Johnston to his brother Joseph sending family news since the death of their mother and noting his current tastes in reading; and a letter of advice, 1829 January 12, from John Floyd to his son John Buchanan Floyd, on education and conduct of life and his service on a U. S. House committee holding hearings on John C. Calhoun's conduct as Secretary of war
  • With these is a United States Treasury receipt, 1859 to Joseph E. Johnston in account with a survey of the the southern Kansas boundary; a partial genealogical tree for Johnston family, n.d.; and a billfold with carte-de-visite of Joseph E. Johnston and a lock of his hair
  • The George Frederick Holmes papers include letters, 1846-1870, to his mother-in-law, Letitia Preston Floyd, and sister-in-law, Nicketti Buchanan Johnston, concerning family and social news, political news, comments on Gov. James McDowell, employment opportunities at various colleges, the University of Virginia, and financial difficulties of students at the University of Virginia (1857), and his dissatisfaction at Richmond College
  • The collection also contains a letter, 1846, John T. L. Preston to George Frederick Holmes regarding an open faculty position at V.M.I., duties and pay; a letter, 1847, of John Cochran to Letitia Floyd regarding the desire of Floyd's son [William Preston Floyd?] to obtain a teaching appointment at a medical school; a letter, 1850, from Jared Sparks to George Frederick Holmes announcing faculty position at Harvard already filled; and letter, 1856, from Andrew Stevenson to George Frederick Holmes on a faculty position at the University of Virginia
  • Also of interest are a letter, 1 January 1861, from George Frederick Holmes to the Johnston household on family and social news, concerns for a possible Civil War, the resignation of Governor Floyd as Secretary of War, and plans for the plantation Tanglewood and where to keep his slaves which he does not want under the influence of Piedmont area slaves; a letter, 1882, from John W. Johnston to uncle Joseph E. Johnston on Joseph E. Brown's response to section in Jefferson Davis' book concerning the removal of Johnston from command; and a letter, 1885, from James Strong to George Frederick Holmes re: an article
Additional physical form
Collection also available on microfilm as Manuscript Division Reel #M 2405
Biographical or historical data
Represented in the collection are: Joseph E. Johnston, Confederate general and Virginia Congressional representative; and George Frederick Holmes, University of Virginia professor.
Cataloging source
Papers of Joseph E. Johnston and George Frederick Holmes, (manuscript)
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Guide available.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AKD7559
  • (OCoLC)647835376
Type of unit

Library Locations

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