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Affidavits for Edgar Johnson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3027

This collection contains two handwritten affidavits, one incomplete and the other a copy of a notarized version, attesting to the hardships faced by Edgar Johnson's wife and daughter while he is away from home in the army. A shortage of labor to work their thirty acre farm has left the family in need, and none of the couple's parents can afford to help.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.2957: Edgar Johnson Letters, 1917 and MS.3119: Edgar Johnson Letters, 1918.

Dates

  • circa 1918

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains two handwritten affidavits, one incomplete and the other a copy of a notarized version, attesting to the hardships faced by Edgar Johnson's wife and daughter while he is away from home in the army.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edgar D. Johnson was born on February 27, 1890 to Charles and Josephine Johnson. He married Etta Headen on December 12, 1906, in Gibson County, Tennessee and the couple had a daughter, Lila, in 1912. He mustered into military service in Gibson County, Tennessee, on November 16, 1917.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection purchased by the UTK Special Collections Library in January 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480