Papers of William Ransom Johnson, 1796-1896.


Johnson, William Ransom, 1782-1849. Papers of William Ransom Johnson, 1796-1896.

Papers of William Ransom Johnson, 1796-1896.

The papers contain correspondence, business and legal papers of Johnson and his family as well as the Kagys of New Market, the Logans of Salem and the Sanderses of Jackson's Ferry. Letters refer to legal and business matters, particularly the settlement of Johnson's estate and the sale of land and slaves. Other topics include tobacco sales, slave hiring, settlement of other estates, horse raising, the unveiling of the Lee Monument and reconstruction in Virginia. Of interest are law lecture notes kept by University of Virginia student A. B. Guignon, Jr. and a sketch and letter describing a four passenger rockaway. Correspondents include Thomas A. Ayre, John Minor Botts, Warren H. Briggs, William A. Burwell, Eggleston Cheatham, William Yates Gholson, George Nicholson Johnson, J. E. Johnson, Marmaduke Johnson, William R. Johnson, George Washington Jones, Meador and Brothers, Samuel McDowell Moore, John Mercer Patton, James A. Seddon, Francis J. Smith, and Tazewell Taylor.

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