Coll. 0015 - William Preston Johnston Correspondence

Title

Coll. 0015 - William Preston Johnston Correspondence

Description

William Preston Johnston was a professor at Washington College. He was also a lawyer and author, writing several volumes of poetry. He served as a colonel in the Confederate Army and acted as aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis.

Publisher

Special Collections and Archives, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Rights

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], William Preston Johnston Correspondence, 1870-1878, Coll. 0015, Special Collections and Archives, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Items in the Coll. 0015 - William Preston Johnston Correspondence Collection

Letter from William Preston Johnston to the Editor of the Washington and Lee University Southern Collegian, June 24, 1874 (correspondence)
While purporting to give his views on the prospects of Washington and Lee University, this letter goes on to examine the problems facing the South since the Civil War. There is one file available: a PDF which was created from scans of the original…

Letter from William Preston Johnston to Preston Johnston Beale, July 19, 1878 (correspondence)
Johnston explains why he sends the accompanying copy of a book he'd written as a memorial to his father. There is one file available: a PDF which was created from scans of the original document. There is no transcription of this document.

Letter from The Committee to William Preston Johnston, July 13, 1872 (correspondence)
This document discusses payment for "the monument over the General's grave at Lexington." There is one file available: a PDF which was created from scans of the original document. There is no transcription of this document.

Letter from The Committee to William Preston Johnston, November 4, 1870 (correspondence)
This letter seeks a copy of Johnston's remarks at a meeting of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia for inclusion in a publication of the proceedings of that meeting. There is one file available: a PDF which was created from scans of…