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.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Tom W. Johnson Collection (#141), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Loaned by Mrs. Tom W. Johnson
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.