William Preston Johnston Correspondence WLU Coll. 0015

William Preston Johnston Correspondence WLU Coll. 0015


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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0015
Title
William Preston Johnston Correspondence 1870-1878
Quantity
4 Item 2 folders
creator
Johnston, William Preston
creator
Beale, Preston Johnston
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Online Access

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Preferred Citation

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

In some cases the citation format may vary. Please contact Special Collections staff to verify the appropriate format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Beale, Preston Johnston
  • College attendance
  • Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia
  • Correspondence
  • Johnston, Albert Sidney
  • Johnston, William Preston
  • Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)
  • Monuments
  • Southern Collegian
  • Washington and Lee University

Container List

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Beale, Preston Johnston
  • Johnston, Albert Sidney
  • Johnston, William Preston
  • Lee, Robert E., General (Robert Edward)