Thomas Dillard Johnston papers, 1828-1896 (bulk 1872-1878).

Creator: Johnston, Thomas Dillard, 1840-1902.
Collection number: 1777
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Abstract: Lawyer and businessman of Asheville, N.C. Johnston held various political offices, including mayor of Asheville, 1868; state representative, 1870-1874; state senator, 1876; and U.S. representative, 1885-1889. The papers of Thomas D. Johnston consist chiefly of political and business correspondence in the 1870s when he was a leading Democratic member of the North Carolina legislature. Also included are Johnston’s notes on the law lectures of Richmond Mumford Pearson; antebellum papers of his father, William Johnston of Waynesville in Haywood County, N.C., including a book of poems written to members of the family (on microfilm); minutes of the Spartanburg, S.C., Methodist Sunday School Relief Society, 1861-1863; a scrapbook, 1862-1864; and a typed copy of the Dillard family history. The collection does not relate to T. D. Johnston’s career as a U.S. representative, 1885-1889.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection