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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

 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.
Dates: 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, 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