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Samuel P. Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1243

This collection includes letters and a notebook of Samuel P. Johnson's, many of which detail his experiences during the Civil War. Many of the letters are written from Johnson to his wife Catharine and his children Mary, Charles (Charlie), and Margaret (Maggie) from towns throughout the southeast, mainly East Tennessee. His children often wrote back to him, and they exchanged information about their location, health, and current activities. In Johnson's notebook, he kept track of his accounts and experiences during the war.

Dates

  • 1844-1884

Language

This material is written in English.

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes letters and a notebook of Samuel P. Johnson's, many of which detail his experiences during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel P. Johnson was born on September 6, 1813 in Virginia. He and his wife, Catharine Johnson (1816-1894), had several children: Margaret L. (Johnson) Hacker (1842-1929), Mary Ella (Johnson) Caldwell (1845-1924), Valeria "Annie" (Johnson) Frazier (1851-1947), Charles Robert Johnson (1855-1937), and Mary Kate (Johnson) Cluck (1855-1927). Samuel Johnson worked as a school teacher for much of his adult life. He died on May 12, 1883 in Dandridge, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

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