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Edgar Johnson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3119

This collection houses three 1918 letters written by Edgar Johnson at Camp Jackson in Columbia, S.C., to his wife Etta and daughter Lila Johnson in Newbern, Tenn. The letters mainly document his daily activities and conversations with others. He also expresses his distaste for war and his longing to return home.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.2957: Edgar Johnson Letters, 1917 and MS.3027: Affidavits for Edgar Johnson, circa 1918.

Dates

  • 1918 January-February

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 houses three 1918 letters written by Edgar Johnson at Camp Jackson in Columbia, S.C., to his wife Etta and daughter Lila Johnson in Newbern, Tenn. The letters mainly document his daily activities and conversations with others. He also expresses his distaste for war and his longing to return home.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edgar Johnson was born on February 27, 1890 to Charles and Josephine Johnson. He married Etta 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. Johnson died on March 8th, 1930 and is buried in Cool Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Cool Springs, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by UTK Special Collections Library in October 2006.

Repository Details

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

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