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Collection Number: 02439-z

Collection Title: Huguenin and Johnston Family Papers, 1827-1877

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Size 40 items
Abstract Items on microfilm are correspondence and other papers, 1827- 1866, of the Huguenin, Johnston, and related families of Early and Sumter counties, Ga. The Huguenin material relates to family news, plantation affairs, the cotton business, and hiring free labor after the Civil War. A plantation journal, 1836-1862, from the Huguenin plantation in Early County includes slave lists and detailed instructions to overseers. Johnston family material, 1862-1865, focuses on Civil War events. Most of the letters are to and from J. M. Johnston, stationed in Tennessee. Troop provisions, Johnston's appointments as commissary officer and to the rank of captain, and his parole after being taken prisoner-of-war are the main topics included. Other correspondence describes a battle in Macon, Ga. The second series consists of nine letters, 1868-1877 and undated, chiefly between Joseph Marshall Johnston (1837-1905) and his wife, Martha "Mattie" Fannin Huguenin Johnston (1848-1934). The couple resided in Athens, Ga. The letters chiefly discuss family life, but also include several poems and an item, 1868, signed "Grand Cyclops, K.K.K." Also included is an album containing photographs and prints of Confederate leaders.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Huguenin and Johnston Family Papers #2439-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Lent for filming by Mrs. Richard W. Johnston of Atlanta, Ga., in April 1942 and received from Pamela P. Kirkpatrack of Chapel Hill, N.C., in January 1985.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Items on microfilm are correspondence and other papers, 1827- 1866, of the Huguenin, Johnston, and related families of Early and Sumter counties, Ga. The Huguenin material relates to family news, plantation affairs, the cotton business, and hiring free labor after the Civil War. A plantation journal, 1836-1862, from the Huguenin plantation in Early County includes slave lists and detailed instructions to overseers. Johnston family material, 1862-1865, focuses on Civil War events. Most of the letters are to and from J. M. Johnston, stationed in Tennessee. Troop provisions, Johnston's appointments as commissary officer and to the rank of captain, and his parole after being taken prisoner-of-war are the main topics included. Other correspondence describes a battle in Macon, Ga. The second series consists of nine letters, 1868-1877 and undated, chiefly between Joseph Marshall Johnston (1837-1905) and his wife, Martha "Mattie" Fannin Huguenin Johnston (1848-1934). The couple resided in Athens, Ga. The letters chiefly discuss family life, but also include several poems and an item, 1868, signed "Grand Cyclops, K.K.K." Also included is an album containing photographs and prints of Confederate leaders.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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