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Johnson Family Papers, 1840-1965

Collection Overview

Title: Johnson Family Papers, 1840-1965

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The Johnson Family Papers contains receipts, photographs and a warranty deed. These materials represent different aspects of the lives of the Johnson Family, in particular J.R. Johnson and his wife. Much of the correspondence is addressed to Maude and William Johnson. This collection is arranged by material type and is organized chronologically in each folder. The collection is located on the SHSU Special Collection’s manuscript shelves.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Johnson Family Papers (1840 - 1965; 1.5 boxes) includes personal and business correspondence, bills and receipts, photographs and a property deed related to the Johnson Family in Huntsville. The main correspondence in the collection between J.R. Johnson and his wife and was written towards the end of the Civil War. Much of the correspondence is addressed to Maude and William Johnson and includes personal letters, invitations and postcards. This collection also includes photographs, two of which are studio photographs taken in Kaufman, Texas. The collection includes a warranty deed transferring a portion of land from S.E. Ludwig to S.D. Johnson. 

All documents were found at the Johnson Family home and were donated to the SHSU Special Collections.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Johnson Family Papers. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Johnson Family MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Series 1: Johnson Family Materials contains all materials in the Johnson Family Papers, sorted by material type.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Johnson related correspondence, 1956 August 7-1965 May 25Add to your cart.
1 of 2
Folder 2: Johnson related correspondence, 1965 May 26 - 1965 August 8; no dateAdd to your cart.
2 of 2
Folder 3: Letter from J. R. Johnson to his wife towards the end of the Civil War, 1864 June 11 -1865 October 21Add to your cart.
Includes a transcription by Natasha Rider.
Folder 4: Johnson family receipts, 1886 August 11 - 1907 November 25Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Warranty Deed from S. E. Ludwig to S.D. Johnson, 1903 July 25Add to your cart.
Deed of a small piece of land
Folder 6: Johnson family photographs, no dateAdd to your cart.
William Irvine, Mafrank Texas
Folder 7: Additional Documents Related to the Johnson Family, 1902Add to your cart.
Copy of Walker County district court documents concerning S.D. Johnson.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Johnson Civil War and other Letters, 1840 March 15- 1864 June 11, no dateAdd to your cart.
O.V.