Papers, 1779-1891.

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Johnston family. Papers, 1779-1891.

Papers, 1779-1891.

These papers are miscellaneous collections of deeds, business records, and correspondence on political issues. Of particular interest is the diary of John Floyd, March 8, 1831-February 24, 1834, kept while he was governor of Virginia (1830-1834). Also included is a series of correspondence to Captain Henry C. Lee concerning Robert E. Lee's choice of a successor as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. Correspondents include Mary Custis Lee, Edward Fontaine, Williams Carter Wickham, Cary Breckinridge, John Esten Cooke, Thomas T. Munford, George Washington Custis Lee, James Longstreet, and Jefferson Davis. The papers also concern Edward Bates, Alexander Buchan, Lewis Cass, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Jefferson Davis, Lyman C. Draper, William Fitzhugh, John Floyd, John Floyd, Jr., Mrs. Letitia Floyd (Lewis), John S. Gallaher, John Gamble, Robert Gamble, Thomas W. Graham, Wade Hampton, Robert Y. Hayne, Andrew Jackson, Dr. George Ben Johnston, John W. Johnston, G. King, William King, Henry Lee, James McDowell, Matthew F. Maury, Francis Preston, William C. Preston, Beverley Randolph, John Randolph, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, George Washington, Alexander Wolcott, James Wood, and Samuel Young.

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