Johnston, William Preston
- Existence: 1831-1899
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:
Item — Box: 2, 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.
Scope and Contents Mainly correspondence, including letters between Hugh A. Moran and his family while he was a student at Washington College; letters from fellow students; college programs; class notebook. Correspondents include Alston Boyd, Lucius Desha, Jr., William Preston Johnston, Mildred Lee, Nathan M. Moran and Mrs. Nathan M. Moran.
Dates: Inclusive 1865-1879
File — Box: 5, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents File includes photocopy of biography from "Dictionary of American Biography."
Dates: 1700 - 2018
File — Box: 13, 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
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: Inclusive 1794-1934
Scope and Contents This collection includes two letters, November 4, 1870, and January 13, 1872, to Colonel. Johnston; the letter written in 1870 is about the Army of Northern Virginia, and the letter written in 1872 concerns a donation to the Lee monument. There is a letter dated July 19, 1878 from Johnston to Preston Johnston Beale. Also there is a reprint of a letter about the 'Life of Albert Sidney Johnston,' which Johnston wrote in memorial of his father. Lastly, there is a letter dated June 24, 1874 from...
Dates: 1870 - 1878