Tom W. Johnson Collection, 1859-1895

(Manuscript Collection #141)

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Title: Tom W. Johnson Collection
Creator: Johnson, Tom W.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1859-1895) consisting of correspondence, a certificate, a newspaper and an financial account.
Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 8 items , copies, consisting of correspondence, a certificate, a newspaper, and an account.

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Accessions Information

August 17, 1970, 8 items; Correspondence (1859-1865), certificate, newspaper, and account. Loaned for copying by Mrs. Tom W. Johnson, Oxford, N.C.

July 6, 1983, (unprocessed addition 1), 20 items; Photographs, clippings, correspondence, a speech, publications, biographical material, and genealogical notes on Wooten, May, Johnson, and Mccotter families. Donor: Mrs. Tom W. Johnson.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Tom W. Johnson Collection (#141), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Mrs. Tom W. Johnson

Processing Information

  • Processed by R. Weaver, February 1971

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Correspondence in this collection covers the years 1859 to 1865 and contains several items of interest. In one letter (January 27, 1863), Oscar Wooten, a member of Co. E., 55th Regiment of N.C. Troops, reflects upon conditions at Camp French near Wilmington, N.C., and describes his effort to locate a wounded comrade at the hospital. In another letter (October 11, 1864), R. S. May requests blankets and wine not available at Winder Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where he is a patient. Finally there are two letters (January 7 and March 21, 1865) written by Elisha C. Johnson of Johnson's Mill (Pitt Co., N.C.) and covering a variety of topics. Reference is made to the economic situation, milling operations, school, the labor situation, and Union control of the Neuse River from New Bern to Kinston.

Also included in the collection is a copy of the Berea (N.C.) Hash (October 1895); a certificate (February 15, 1859) making Allen Johnson the postmaster at Johnson's Mill; and financial accounts (March 24, 1891) from a general store in Johnson's Mill.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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