Walter Ewing Johnston letter
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Walter Ewing Johnston letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Johnston, Walter Ewing, 1816-1859.
Title: Walter Ewing Johnston letter
Dates: 1846
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0436

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter Ewing Johnston was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He married Sarah Wyatt in 1840 and lived in Augusta, Georgia. He died in Augusta.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Walter Ewing Johnston to his brother, Alexander R. Johnston, 1846, regarding the slaves on the Murray estate and their physical condition. Johnston also mentions the "troubles" with Mexico (the U.S.-Mexican War lasted from 1846 until 1848). Alexander Johnston was in Greenoch, N.B.

Index Terms

Johnston, Walter Ewing, 1816-1859.
Letters (correspondence)
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Mexico--Foreign relations--1821-1861.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, Charleston, South Carolina.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Walter Ewing Johnston letter, MS 436, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1952.


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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