Johnson Family Papers,1816-1936

Collection Number: 1200

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Johnson family papers, 1816-1936.
Collection Number:
1200
Creator:
Johnson family.
Quantity:
5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Deeds, bills, accounts, correspondence, membership papers, cathedral rubbings, maps, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Family and business papers of Benjamin Johnson, including early Tompkins county deeds; bills; gristmill, teamsters', and personal accounts (1816-1878); correspondence and papers relating to the interest of Jesse Johnson and Charles D. Johnson in the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company and in a brick-making venture (1867-1870); membership papers of Charles D. Johnson in the Royal Templars of Temperance (1880); numerous letters written to family and business associates by Benjamin Johnson, a grandson of the first Benjamin, from Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Kansas, and elsewhere in the West (1883-1896), where he was employed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad; some correspondence of his brother, Frederic Treman Johnson (1886-1890); cathedral rubbings made while the latter was in England (1907), and bills, accounts and maps for that trip.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

This collection contains records by and about Benjamin Johnson (1784-1848), his son Charles D. Johnson and grandsons Benjamin Johnson and Frederic Treman Johnson. Benjamin Johnson came to Ithaca, N.Y. around 1818.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Family and business papers of Benjamin Johnson, including early Tompkins county deeds; bills; gristmill, teamsters', and personal accounts (1816-1878); correspondence and papers relating to the interest of Jesse Johnson and Charles D. Johnson in the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company and in a brick-making venture (1867-1870); membership papers of Charles D. Johnson in the Royal Templars of Temperance, a total abstinence society (1880); numerous letters written to family and business associates by Benjamin Johnson, a grandson of the first Benjamin, from Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Kansas, and elsewhere in the West (1883-1896), where he was employed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad; some correspondence of his brother, Frederic Treman Johnson (1886-1890); cathedral rubbings made while the latter was in England (1907), and bills, accounts and maps for that trip. Included are correspondence and other papers of Elijah B. Cornell, A. Ward Gregory, George Hackney, Mary L. Tait, T. W. Welsh.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Johnson family.
Cornell, Elijah B.
Gregory, A. Ward.
Hackney, George.
Johnson, Benjamin, 1784-1848.
Johnson, Benjamin.
Johnson, Charles D.
Johnson, Frederic Treman.
Johnson, Jesse.
Tait, Mary L.
Welsh, T. W.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.
Ithaca Calendar Clock Company.
Royal Templars of Temperance--New York (State)--Ithaca.

Subjects:
Brickmaking--New York (State)--Tompkins County.
Flour-mills--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Clock and watch industry--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Railroads--Employees.
Teamsters--New York (State)--Tompkins County.
Temperance--Societies, etc.
Industries--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Industries--New York (State)--Tompkins County.

Places:
West (U.S.)--Description and travel.
Colorado--Description and travel.
Kansas--Description and travel.
Nevada--Description and travel.
New Mexico--Description and travel.
England--Maps, Tourist.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Economic conditions.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Economic conditions.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Rubbings.
Tourist maps.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Johnson family papers, #1200. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

PARTIAL CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
1882-1884
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
Jan.-Mar. 1885
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
Apr.-May 1885
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
June-Aug. 1885
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
Sept.-Dec. 1885
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
Jan.-Feb. 1886
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
Mar.-Apr. 1886
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
May-Oct. 1886
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
Nov.-Dec. 1886
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
Jan.-Apr. 1887
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
May 1887-Dec. 1889
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence
1890
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence
Apr.-Sept. 1891
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
Jan.-May 1892
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence
June-Aug. 1892
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence
Sept.-Dec. 1892
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence
Feb.-Nov. 1893
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence
May-Dec. 1894
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence
1895-1896, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence
1907, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 21
Papers
1818-1842
Box 1 Folder 22
Papers
1858-1880
Box 1 Folder 23
Papers
1878-1881
Box 1 Folder 24
Miscellany
Box 2 Folder 1
Great Britain travel notes, brochures
Box 2 Folder 2
Great Britain travel, maps
Box 2 Folder 3
Episcopal Church - articles, pictures