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     87m29 
     
       
         Johnston family papers 
         Johnston family papers, 1921-1983, undated  87m29 
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         University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
         2015 
         
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           University of Kentucky Libraries 
           Margaret I. King Library 
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       Johnston family papers 
       
         Johnston family. 
       
       87m29 
       
         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.  
     
     
       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 
       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 
       Collection is arranged alphabetically by author. 
     
     
       Immediate Source of Acquisition 
       Gift, 1984 
     
     
       Conditions Governing Access 
       Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
     
     
       Conditions Governing Use 
       The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of
        Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. 
     
     
       Preferred Citation 
       87m29: [identification of item], Johnston family papers, 1921-1983, undated, University of
        Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. 
     
     
       Diaries. 
       Typescript. 
       Autobiography. 
       Arctic regions -- Description and travel. 
       Africa -- Description and travel. 
       World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North. 
       World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Syria. 
       World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Egypt. 
       Johnston, Laura Stone Walton, 1920-1985 
       Johnston, Marius E. 
       Johnston family. 
       Johnston, Robert Wickliffe Preston, 1920-2003 
       Kinkead, George Blackburn, 1849-1940 
       Walton, Laura de LaVillon Kinkead, 1892-1981 
     
     
       
         
           Johnston Laura Stone Walton -  Wanderings of an Idle
              Mind 
           1983 March 
           1 
           1 
         
       
       
         
           Johnston, Marius E., Dr. -  An Arctic Journey: A
              diary written by Dr. Marius E. Johnston in 1910  transcript 
           1983 
           1 
           2 
         
       
       
         
           Johnston, Marius E., Dr. -  Through Africa on a Mule:
              A diary written by Dr. Marius E. Johnston in 1910  transcript 
           1982 
           1 
           3 
         
       
       
         
           Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 1, original and
            transcript 
           1941 November 6-1942 February 28 
           1 
           4 
         
       
       
         
           Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 1-3, transcript 
           2002 
           1 
           5 
         
       
       
         
           Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 2, original 
           1942 March 6-September 21 
           1 
           6 
         
       
       
         
           Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 2, transcript 
           undated 
           1 
           7 
         
       
       
         
           Johnston, R. W. P. - African campaign diary, vol. 3, original 
           1942 September 21-1943 May 11 
           1 
           8 
         
       
       
         
           Kinkead, George Blackburn -  Memoirs of George Blackburn
              Kinkead 
           1921 August 2 
           2 
           1 
         
       
       
         
           Walton, Laura De Lavillon Kinkead -  Memoirs of Laura De
              Lavillon Kinkead Walton, 1892-1981 
           1979 
           2 
           2