Sallie Didd Beck Johnson commonplace book
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Sallie Didd Beck Johnson commonplace book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Johnson, Sallie Didd Beck.
Title: Sallie Didd Beck Johnson commonplace book
Dates: 1860-1881
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0062

Biographical/Historical Note

Sallie Didd Beck attended the Synodical Female College in Griffin, Georgia. She married Joseph H. Johnson; they had a son, Joe, and two daughters, Ella H. and Mary B.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a commonplace book compiled by Sallie Didd Beck. Part of the book was kept while she was a student (1860-1866) at Synodical Female College in Griffin, Georgia. The book contains poetry and letters written by fellow students, members of her family, and soldiers in a camp near Griffin. Later entries, 1880-1881, are by her husband, Joseph H. Johnson, their son Joe, and daughters Ella H. and Mary B.

Index Terms

Commonplace books.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Johnson, Sallie Didd Beck.
Synodical Female College (Griffin, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased, 1970.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Sallie Didd Beck Johnson commonplace book, MS 62, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mrs. Sam Trotz of Savannah, Georgia, 1970.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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