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Guide to the Joseph Forney Johnston letters MSS.2015

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Finding aid prepared by Martha Bace and Donnelly Lancaster Walton

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

January 23, 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:17-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Joseph Forney Johnston letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2015

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet 5 letters, 5 pages

Dates:

1910

Abstract:

Five letters (three holographs and two typescripts), written on United States Senate stationery, by Joseph Forney Johnston from March 26, 1910 to April 10, 1910, regarding his support of the Telepost Bill.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of four letters (two holograph and two typescripts) written on United States Senate stationery by Joseph Forney Johnston from March 26-April 8, 1910 to various people regarding his support of the Telepost Bill. The fifth letter (typescript) dated April 10, 1910, also written on United States Senate stationery, was written by his secretary, Thomas B. Stallings. This letter also states the Senator's support of the Telepost Bill.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008

Preferred Citation:

Joseph Forney Johnston Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Biographical/Historical note

Joseph Forney Johnston, son of Dr. William Johnston and Nancy Forney, was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina on March 23, 1843. He moved to Alabama in his teenage years and was attending a military high school in Talladega when the Civil War broke out. he enlisted in the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment but was serving as captain of the 12th North Carolina Infantry at the close of the war. He was wounded in battles at Chicamauga, Spottsylvania, New Market and Petersburg. After the war he studied law under General W. H. Forney in Jacksonville, Alabama and was admitted to the bar in 1866. He moved to Selma, Alabama and practiced law there for seventeen years. He moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he became the president of the Sloss Iron and Steel Company in 1887. He served as governor of Alabama from 1896 until 1900. The he was elected to the United States Senate in 1907 and served until his death on August 8, 1913 in Washington, DC.

Joseph Forney Johnston letters Box SC0004 Folder 2015.1

Letter from Joseph Forney Johnston, Washington, D. C., to Miss, March 26, 1910 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19974

Letter from Joseph Forney Johnston, Washington, D. C., to J. H. Van Pelt, March 28, 1910 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19975

Letter from Joseph Forney Johnston, Washington, D. C., to John N. Webb, March 29, 1910 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19976

Letter from Joseph Forney Johnston, Washington, D. C., to J. M. Elliott, Jr., Gadsden, Alabama, April 8, 1910 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19977

Letter from Thomas B. Stallings, Washington, D. C., to A. O. Granger, Montreal, Canada, April 25, 1910 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/19978