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William Preston Johnston Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0015

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 Johnston to the Southern Collegian about the need for alumni gifts to keep Washington and Lee University's number of matriculates up while the South is impoverished. He also discusses other reasons the matriculation numbers are decreasing.

Dates

  • 1870 - 1878

Creator

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington & Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Extent

4 Item (2 folders)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Letter to Preston Johnston Beale was a gift of Oscar B. Huffman.

Creator

Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA