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Johnston family papers, 1910-1983, 1910

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kukm1m87m29Guide to the Johnston family papers, 1910-1983Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL:<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Johnston family papers, 1910-1983Collection number: 1M87M29Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL:<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Johnston family papers, 1910-19831M87M29Johnston family.1 box (6 volumes, a looseleaf typescript, miscellaneous pieces and several photographs)None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Johnston, Mrs. Robert W. P., Lexington, Ky. Gift, July, 1984.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Johnston family papers, 1910-1983, 1M87M29, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.These are the various 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.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 Dr. Marius E. Johnston, "An Arctic Journey" and "Through Africa on a Mule", are also present.Arranged alphabetical by author.Johnston family.Johnston, Robert W. P.Johnston, Marius E, Dr.Kinkead, George Blackburn, 1849-1940.Walton, Laura de LaVillon Kinkead, 1892-1981.Johnston, Laura Stone Walton, 1920-Westpoint (Naval ship).World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North.World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Egypt.World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Syria.Africa--Description and travel.Arctic regions--Description and travel.United States.--Army.--American Field Service.United States.--Army--Officers.Egypt--Military aspects.Africa, North--Military aspects.Syria--Military aspects.Diaries.Memoirs.Typescripts