William Preston Johnston Miscellaneous Papers,1863-1898

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Preston Johnston Miscellaneous Papers,1863-1898
Creator
Johnston, William Preston, 1831-1899
Extent
10 items
Subjects
Christmas-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916.
Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879.
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862.
Johnston, J. Stoddard (Josiah Stoddard), 1833-1913.
Ropes, John Codman, 1836-1899.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Lawyer, soldier, educator, and author. Included are letters he received from A. L. Rives and John C. Ropes discussing routine business matters; a letter to J. Stoddard Johnston discussing his literary activities; a 22 June 1864 letter from Basil Duke discussing John Hunt Morgan and Duke's 11 Sept. 1867 letter of introduction for a veteran of Morgan's Cavalry; a 24 Dec. 1878 letter noting Christmas preparations; and a 16 Oct. 1895 letter to Dr. J. O. Scott noting that General John Bell Hood's nine children were scattered among friends and relations when he died in 1879