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Johnston family papers, 1921

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87m29 Johnston family papers, 1921-1983, undated 87M29 Johnston family papers Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Archives Staff University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2015 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-01-21T15:58-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2015 January 6 Megan Mummey Johnston family papers 87M29 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.68 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1921-1983, undated The Johnston family papers (dated 1921-1983, undated; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of family diaries and memoirs of the Robert W. P. Johnston family. Johnston family. Biographical note Robert W. P. Johnston (1920-2003), the son of Philip Preston Johnston, Jr. and Margaret Wickliffe Preston Johnston, served as a soldier in the American Field Service and later an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. He took part in the African campaigns of WWII, including military engagements in North Africa, Syria, and Egypt. Following his service, Johnston spent the rest of his life on his farm outside Lexington, Ky. Johnston married Laura Stone Walton, the daughter of Laura De Lavillon Kinkead Walton and Samuel Barton Walton; they had no children. Scope and Contents note The Johnston family papers (dated 1921-1983, undated; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of family diaries and memoirs of the Robert W. P. Johnston family. The most notable items of the collection are three diaries of Robert W. P. Johnston which are descriptive chronicles of war time conditions in the African Campaign of World War II. Johnston, a soldier in the American Field Service and later an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II, provides impressions and comments regarding his time spent sailing on the ship, Westpoint, as it sailed to the middle east, routines of an Army officer in the Ambulance Corps, descriptions of various places visited, and a number of accounts of military engagements in North Africa, Syria and Egypt. All three diaries have been transcribed. Also included is a bound typescript of the memoirs of George Blackburn Kinkead, the typescript of a carbon of the memoirs of Laura de LaVillon Kinkead Walton (daughter of George Kinkead) and a copy of the typescript of Laura Stone Walton Johnston (daughter of Laura Kinkead Walton and wife of Robert W. P. Johnston), Wanderings of an Idle Mind (Which includes some photographs). Transcriptions of two diaries written by R. W. P. Johnston's paternal uncle, Dr. Marius E. Johnston, An Arctic Journey and Through Africa on a Mule in 1910, are also present. Arrangement note Collection is arranged alphabetically by author. Immediate Source of Acquisition note Gift, 1984 Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 87m29: [identification of item], Johnston family papers, The Johnston family papers, 1921-1983, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Johnston family. Johnston, Laura Stone Walton, 1920-1985 Johnston, Marius E., 1880?-1960 Johnston, Robert Wickliffe Preston, 1920-2003 Kinkead, George Blackburn, 1849-1940 Walton, Laura de LaVillon Kinkead, 1892-1981 Africa--Description and travel. Arctic regions--Description and travel. Autobiography. Diaries. Typescript. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Egypt. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Syria. Johnston Laura Stone Walton - Wanderings of an Idle Mind 1 1 1983 March Johnston, Marius E., Dr. - An Arctic Journey: A diary written by Dr. Marius E. Johnston in 1910 transcript 1 2 1983 Johnston, Marius E., Dr. - Through Africa on a Mule: A diary written by Dr. Marius E. Johnston in 1910 transcript 1 3 1982 Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 1, original and transcript 1 4 1941 November 6-1942 February 28 Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 1-3, transcript 1 5 2002 Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 2, original 1 6 1942 March 6-September 21 Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 2, transcript 1 7 undated Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 3, original 1 8 1942 September 21-1943 May 11 Kinkead, George Blackburn - Memoirs of George Blackburn Kinkead 2 1 1921 August 2 Walton, Laura De Lavillon Kinkead - Memoirs of Laura De Lavillon Kinkead Walton, 1892-1981 2 2 1979