Browse Items (11 total)

  • Collection: Johnson Family Papers

Johnson-Brown-Printed-Swatches-Stamps.pdf
This letter from a former pupil has enclosures including postage stamps and two swatches of brown printed fabric.

Johnson-1861-08-29-Montgomery.pdf
This letter to Lizzie Johnson references the onset of the Civil War (1861-65). The writer expresses surprise that "so dark a cloud would bespread the political horizon of our beloved country. Several companies from near here have left for war."

Johnson-1860-12-16-ChappellHill.pdf
This letter to Lizzie Johnson features an embossed envelope, discusses several recent marriages, and urges Johnson to visit: "Lizzie come and we'll go around fall in love, flirt and I'll talk for you and you do the same for me and we'll get married…

Johnson-Declaration-of-Love-Powers.pdf
In this letter, which features an embossed seal in the upper-righthand corner, Powers declares his affection for Johnson: "I presume you must have long been aware though I have never before dared to put the thought into words, that I love you. I have…

Johnson-1864-03-29-Palestine-Striped-Fabric-Swatch.pdf
This letter from a female cousin of Lizzie Johnson's features enclosures including a striped swatch of woven fabric and a scrap of paper that reads, "Dont you think I am smart."

Johnson-1868-03-27-Invitation-Lockhart.pdf
Request for Lizzie Johnson's company written on embossed stationery.

Johnson-Richmond-Soldier.pdf
In this letter posted from a "Camp near Richmond," a soldier beseeches Johnson to reply to him. "My letter which I wrote you from York Town about the 1st of May is yet unanswered... at least you will do me the honor to answer this at the earliest…

Johnson-Invitation-American-Ball.pdf
This invitation, issued by the "American Party" of Austin, is elaborately embossed with a floral motif. It reads in part, "The invitations are not confined to the members of any Party, but most liberally extended to all. We repudiate party…

Johnson-Envelope-Embossed.pdf
This elaborately embossed envelope addressed to Lizzie Johnson features fruits, flowers, and birds on the front. A tiny dog appears on the back of the envelope, just above the seal.

Johnson-Match-Enclosure.pdf
This marriage proposal from an unknown suitor features an actual match as well as a drawing of a hand pointing a finger. The note reads, "Accept my hand And we will make a [match]."
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