Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898

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Richard Malcolm Johnston was an author, lawyer, and educator. He was born near Pawellton, Georgia on "Oak Grove" plantation. He was law partners with Eli W. Baxter in Sparta, Georgia. In 1844, Johnston married Mary Frances Mansfield. He was elected chair of rhetoric and belles-lettres at the University of Georgia in 1857; he remained in Athens until 1861. From 1862 until 1867, Johnston ran a school for boys in Rockby, Georgia. After the Civil War, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he continued his school as "Pen Lucy School."

From the description of Richard Malcolm Johnston papers, 1884-1893. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 85450380

Johnston was an American short story writer and novelist who was influencial in the southern local-color movement.

From the description of Correspondence, 1861-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122632043

"Richard Malcolm Johnston was a lawyer, teacher, and dialect humorist from Hancock County. A disciple of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, he called his first book Georgia Sketches (1864) in honor of Longstreet's Georgia Scenes (1835). In an enlarged form, this collection was renamed Dukesborough Tales (1871); the second edition of Dukesborough Tales, published in 1883, launched his national literary career." - "Richard Malcolm Johnson." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 21, 2008)

From the description of Richard Malcolm Johnston letter, 1898 March 16. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 373814004

American short story writer and novelist influential in the southern local-color movement.

From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1888-1894, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590232

Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898) was a humorist from Hancock County. A disciple of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, he called his first book Georgia Sketches (1864) in honor of Longstreet's Georgia Scenes (1835). In an enlarged form, this collection was renamed Dukesborough Tales (1871); the second edition of Dukesborough Tales, published in 1883, launched his national literary career. Patrick Hues Mell was one of the most influential educators and ministers in nineteenth-century Georgia. For almost fifty years he served as professor of ancient languages and chief administrator at Mercer University and the University of Georgia, and he also held leadership roles in the Southern Baptist and Georgia Baptist conventions. He became Vice Chancellor of the University of Georgia in 1860 and was Chancellor from 1878-1888. Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) was a poet, critic, and editor, whose writing was popular in the United States during the late 19th century.

From the description of Richard Malcolm Johnston letters, 1876-1898. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 274184268

"Richard Malcolm Johnston was a lawyer, teacher, and dialect humorist from Hancock County. A disciple of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, he called his first book Georgia Sketches (1864) in honor of Longstreet's Georgia Scenes (1835). In an enlarged form, this collection was renamed Dukesborough Tales (1871); the second edition of Dukesborough Tales, published in 1883, launched his national literary career." -- "Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.com/nge/ (Retrieved May 18, 2009)

From the description of Richard M. Johnston document, 1859. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 341319912

American novelist.

From the description of Mr. Gibble Colt's ducks : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed of the first page of the story, ca. 1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270495456

Author and educator.

From the description of Collection: 1880-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122546071

Author, educator.

From the description of Papers of Richard Malcolm Johnston [manuscript], 1880-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812040

Richard Malcolm Johnston was a native Georgian and chronicler of middle Georgia life. Reverend Patrick Hues Mell, D. D., was a Baptist minister and University of Georgia educational leader. Both were students at the University of Georgia.

From the description of Richard Malcolm Johnston letter, 1877. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 300477987

Novelist, lecturer, and literary critic.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1895. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41395651

"Richard Malcolm Johnston was a lawyer, teacher, and dialect humorist from Hancock County. A disciple of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, he called his first book Georgia Sketches (1864) in honor of Longstreet's Georgia Scenes (1835). In an enlarged form, this collection was renamed Dukesborough Tales (1871); the second edition of Dukesborough Tales, published in 1883, launched his national literary career." - "Richard Malcolm Johnson." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 21, 2008)

Edward Eggleston (1837-1902) was a "clergyman, novelist, and historian who realistically portrayed various sections of the U.S. in such books as The Hoosier School-Master." -- "Edward Eggleston." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Academic ed. http://search.eb.com/eb/ (Retrieved April 27, 2009)

William Cary was an editor at the Century Co.

From the description of Richard Malcolm Johnston letters, 1888-1897. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 319687875

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referencedIn Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883. Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1784-1886 (bulk 1850-1883). Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. The wimpy adoptions [AMsS : short story], after 1875. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Mr. Gibble Colt's ducks : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed of the first page of the story, ca. 1890. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Autograph letter signed to Joseph Marshall Stoddart, 1890 Feb. 15. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard Malcolm Johnston papers, 1884-1893. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Thomas, James, 1799?-1866. James Thomas correspondence, 1862-1864. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard Malcolm Johnston letters, 1876-1898. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Middlebury College. Abernethy Library of American Literature. Records, 1836-1898. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Autograph letter signed to Richard Watson Gilder, 1886 Sept. 29. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Hubert, Sallie Donelson. Papers, 1850-1895. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Papers of Richard Malcolm Johnston [manuscript], 1880-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard M. Johnston document, 1859. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Long, Francis Taylor, 1881-1971. Francis Taylor Long collection on Richard Malcolm Johnston, 1838-1970. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Papers, 1886-1895. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard Malcom Johnston Collection. 1838-1955. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, 1784-1886, (bulk 1850-1883) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881. Sidney Lanier papers, 1838-1972. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard, 1823-. Richard Johnston reminiscences, 1882. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Collection: 1880-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. The hotel experience of Mr. Pink Fluker : short story [AMsS], pre-1875. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. Manuscripts by James Whitcomb Riley [manuscript], 1878-1905, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard Malcolm Johnston letters, 1888-1897. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Correspondence, 1861-1894. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Dr. Hinson's degree. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard Malcolm Johnston letter, 1898 March 16. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Evert Jansen Wendell collection of literary manuscripts, [ca. 1852-1889] and undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard Malcolm Johnston letter, 1877. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Manuscript and correspondence, 1888-1894, nd. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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associatedWith Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919, person
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associatedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909, person
correspondedWith Graham, Elizabeth Turner person
associatedWith Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. person
associatedWith Harrison, Caroline Lavinia Scott, 1832-1892. person
associatedWith Haygood, Atticus G. (Atticus Greene), 1839-1896. person
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correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Hubert, Sallie Donelson. person
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associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Jones, S. E., person
associatedWith Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881. person
associatedWith Long, Francis Taylor. person
associatedWith Long, Francis Taylor, 1881-1971. person
correspondedWith Mell, P. H. (Patrick Hues), 1814-1888 person
associatedWith Middlebury College. Abernethy Library of American Literature. corporateBody
associatedWith Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903. person
associatedWith Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Seydell, Mildred, 1889-1988. person
associatedWith Soulard, Edward Adam, d. 1880 person
correspondedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 person
associatedWith Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883. person
associatedWith Stephens, Linton, 1823-1872. person
associatedWith Stoddart, J. M. (Joseph Marshall), 1845-1921, person
associatedWith Thomas, James, 1799?-1866. person
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Birth 1822-03-08

Death 1898-09-23

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