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William Johnston Papers, 1726-1971.

Author: William Johnston; Andrew Johnston; William Clarkson Johnstone; Johnston family.; Johnstone family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Business and family correspondence, indentures, bills, receipts, wills, and plats relating to W. Johnston and family, especially his son, Andrew Johnston; including accounts for plantation equipment, household supplies, and other records for Mill Brook and Annandale rice plantations; 4 volumes, 1807-1821, of William Allan, Johnston's factor in Charleston, S.C., documenting rice sales, purchases of goods, and the
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Genealogy
Named Person: William Johnston; William Allan; John Drayton; James Louis Petigru; Thomas Pinckney; Robert Smalls; Johnston family.; Bedon family.; DeSaussure family.; Emms family.; Fraser family.; Pendarvis family.; McKewn Johnston
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Johnston; Andrew Johnston; William Clarkson Johnstone; Johnston family.; Johnstone family.
OCLC Number: 28412716
Description: 801 items and 4 volumes.

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Business and family correspondence, indentures, bills, receipts, wills, and plats relating to W. Johnston and family, especially his son, Andrew Johnston; including accounts for plantation equipment, household supplies, and other records for Mill Brook and Annandale rice plantations; 4 volumes, 1807-1821, of William Allan, Johnston's factor in Charleston, S.C., documenting rice sales, purchases of goods, and the impact of the Embargo and the War of 1812.

Also including travel accounts discussing trips to Charleston, S.C., and elsewhere, including letter, 22 Mar. 1827, of McKewn Johnston, giving account of voyage from Charleston to New York, re severe storm and behavior of a drunken sailor; and letter of introduction, 16 May 1851, written by William Johnston to the Rev. Dr. Welsh of Edinburgh, at time of Andrew Johnston's trip to England and Scotland.

Collection includes items pertaining to Johnston's ownership and sale of slaves, including a letter, 15 Mar. 1827, from Andrew Johnston re sale of Paul, a slave, to Mississippi planter with stipulation that he not be allowed to return to South Carolina; receipts Johnston paid to various men to serve his shift on patrol duty; and unsigned letter, 22 Apr. 1810, noting interception of letters from North Carolina and Georgia that contained plans for a slave insurrection.

Later manuscripts include essay, 1877, "An account of Winyah Bay and Annandale by W[illia]m Clarkson Johnstone of Estherville"; letter, 9 Aug. 1882, of Thomas Pinckney, written from France, discussing South Carolina politics and the election of Robert Smalls; and genealogical notes on Beden, DeSaussure, Emms, Fraser, Pendarvis, Johnston/Johnstone and other families. Other correspondents include John Butler, John Drayton, and James Louis Petigru.

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