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Annie E. Johns Papers

Identifier: MSS 0010

Scope and Contents

Included in the collection are letters written to Annie Johns, one letter on mourning stationery from Edward Bulwer-Lytton's son, received June 21, 1873; a handwritten invoice from Edgeworth Female Seminary to Annie Johns' father, signed by John Motley Morehead; photocopies of magazine articles and poetry; and a carbon typescript of parts II, III and IV of Our Women in the War - no. 36.


  • 1846 - 1909


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Annie E. Johns (1831-1889) lived in Leaksville, NC and attended Edgeworth Female Seminary in Greensboro, North Carolina. During the Civil War she served as a volunteer nurse and assistant matron at military hospitals in Danville, Virginia, earning the honorific nickname, "The Florence Nightingale of the South." Johns wrote magazine articles describing her experiences, poetry, and a novel, Cooleemee, A Tale of Southern Life (Leaksville, 1882).


0.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Annie E. Johns (1831-1889) served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War, and earned the honorific nickname, "The Florence Nightingale of the South." She later wrote about her wartime experiences.

This collection includes correspondence, articles, poetry, and personal narratives.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. SL Martins of Leaksville, North Carolina (niece of Annie Johns), 1955. One photocopy of a newspaper clipping was donated by Mrs. Winston Edwards of Danville, Virginia.

Processing Information

Processed by archives staff, Encoded by Jason Alston, July 2009.


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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US