|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Walton and Charlton family papers|
|Dates:||1840, 1928, undated|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Robert Milledge Charlton (1807-1854) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Judge Thomas Usher Pulaski Charlton and Emily (Walter) Charlton. He was a lawyer, a member of the Georgia Legislature, U.S. District Judge, Judge of the Eastern Judicial Circuit, U.S. Senator, and Mayor of Savannah, Georgia.
Francis Taylor Long, Columbia University, New York, collected materials and wrote a biography of Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898). Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898) was born in Powelton, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University in 1841. He then worked as a teacher and a lawyer. From 1841 until 1857 he was a law partner of Linton Stephens. In 1857, he accepted a professorship at the University of Georgia, a position he held until 1862. Johnston then founded Rockby, a select boarding school for boys in Hancock County. After the end of the Civil War, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he remained until his death. Johnston and his wife, Fanny, had five children including a daughter, Ruth Johnston.
This collection contains fragments of a letter to Robert Milledge Charlton from A. Dyson dated 1840, a letter and note card to Francis Long from W. G. Charlton dated 1928, and an undated letter to "sister Walton" from Ruth Johnston.
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