The Plantation, Its People, and Their Papers

By John G. Zehmer Jr.


Approx. 270 pp., 8.75 x 11.25, 72 color; 44 halftones; 7 bitmap

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8652-6325-3
    Published: January 2007

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

A fascinating portrayal of a handsome, timeless house in Chowan County near Edenton and of the people associated with it. Designed by British architect William Nichols and built for prominent planter James Cathcart Johnston, the home and its collections have remained intact for almost 200 years. Lavish color photographs by John O. Peters depict both the interior and exterior of the house. A large number of original documents are reproduced that chronicle Johnston's management of the plantation during the antebellum period.

About the Author

John G. Zehmer, Jr., received undergraduate and graduate degrees in architectural history from the University of Virginia. He was director of the Historic Richmond Foundation (1974-1981) and headed the Capital Region Office of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources from 1998 to 2004.
For more information about John G. Zehmer Jr., visit the Author Page.