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Autobiography and poems of George Washington Johnson

Autobiography and poems of George Washington Johnson

Dates: 1893-2000

Collection includes handwritten autobiography, patriarchal blessings, poems, and letters created by Johnson. Also included is a transcription of those materials by his great-great granddaughter. Materials date 1893 and 2000.

  • Extent: 10 folders (0.17 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Johnson, George W. (George Washington), 1823-1900
  • Call Number: MSS 189
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; permission to use the original must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use photocopies or transcript.
Languages and Scripts
English
Alternative Format
Transcript of autobiography maintained in collection.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Autobiography and poems of George Washington Johnson must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 189; Autobiography and poems of George Washington Johnson; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 189, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transcript produced by Darla Petersen, great-great-granddaughter of Johnson, and donated to repository in 2000.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Darla Petersen; 2000.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; City and Town Life; Kirtland (Ohio)--History; Mormons--Ohio--Kirtland--History; Mormons--Utah--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Johnson, George W. (George Washington), 1823-1900
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Letters; Poetry; Transcripts
Processing Information
Processed; Sadie Hutchinson; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS189
Finding Aid Title
Autobiography and poems of George Washington Johnson
Finding Aid Author
Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-12-01 13:54:51 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical note

George W. Johnson (1823-1900) was a Mormon physician, postmaster, church leader, and pioneer in Ohio, Illinois, and Utah.

George Washington Johnson was born on February 19, 1823 in Pompfret, New York to Ezekiel and Julia Hills Johnson. Johnson moved to Kirtland, Ohio to live with the saints of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it was here on April 9, 1836 that he was baptised a member of the church. Johnson married Maria Jane Johnson on April 14, 1844 in Macedonia, Illinois and had nine children. After living in Nauvoo and helping build the Nauvoo temple, Johnson traveled to Utah with the Alfred Cardon company in 1851. In Salt Lake City he married Eveline Burdick on October 1, 1851 and they had eleven children. Johnson died on January 22, 1900 in Moab, Utah.



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