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Johnston, William Preston

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1831 - 1899

Biography

A.M., (Yale, 1852?); LL.B., University of Louisville, 1853; (LL.D., W&L, 1875). Professor of history and english literature, W&L, 1866; Kentucky professor of history and political economy, 1868-74; professor of history and science of law, W&L, 1875-1880. President, LSU, 1880-83; Tulane University, 1883-99. See DAB; Trustees' Papers; MSS catalog; A.M., Shaw, William Preston Johnston, 1943.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Address Before the Literary Societies of Washington and Lee University , 1879

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 0000005492], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Includes secretary's books with minutes of meetings, treasurer's books, library books (with records of books lent), roll books, and copies of the Society's constitution. Contains accounts of student debates on current political and social questions.

Dates: 1879

Hugh A. Moran papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0005
Scope and Contents This collection consists of mainly correspondence, including letters between Hugh A. Moran and his family while he was a student at Washington College. There are letters from fellow students, college programs, and a class notebook. Correspondents include Alston Boyd, Lucius Desha, Jr., William Preston Johnston, Mildred Lee, Nathan M. Moran and Mrs. Nathan M. Moran. The collection also includes Moran's grade report for the half session ending February 1868 as well as ephemeral items...
Dates: 1865-1879

Johnston, William Preston

 File — Box 5, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

File includes photocopy of biography from "Dictionary of American Biography."

Dates: 1700 - 2018

Reminiscences - Authors: B-J, 1900 - 1960

 File — Box 13: [Barcode: 0000004070], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

Reminiscences of Robert E. Lee including manuscripts, typescripts, newspaper clippings, and published materials by subjects with surnames begininng with letters B through J. See agents list for authors.

Dates: 1900 - 1960

Tucker Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0024
Scope and Contents

This collection includes items of John Randolph Tucker (1823-1897) and Henry St. George Tucker (1853-1932) including 18 letters, 16 of which are to J.R. Tucker, legal lecture notebooks, 54 printed speeches in Congress and before other organizations by both father and son, obituaries, in memoriams and miscellaneous items. Correspondents include Thomas Mann Randolph and George Washington.

Dates: 1794-1934

William Preston Johnston collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0015
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four items. The first item is a letter written November 4, 1870 to Johnston from a committee which was formed to solicit copies of remarks by various people given by associates of the Army of Northern Virginia for publication. The second item is a letter written to Johnston by William Davis and concerns money raised for a Robert E. Lee monument. It is dated January 13, 1872. The third item is a typescript broadside dated June 24, 1874. It was written by Johnston...
Dates: 1870, 1872, 1874, 1878