James F. Johnson letter

James F. Johnson letter

Dates: 1883 January 8

Letter from Johnson to his cousin Sarah, dated January 8, 1883. He relates his journey to China from the eastern United States, beginning with his arrival in Little Rock, Arkansas, then on to Dallas, Fort Worth, and El Paso, Texas. He travels over the Rio Grande River at El Paso, through New Mexico and Arizona, comments on the Rocky Mountains and finally crosses the Colorado River into California. He then passes through Los Angeles and finally arrives at the port in San Francisco.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Johnson, James F. (James Francis)
  • Call Number: MSS 3342
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James F. Johnson letter 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 3342; James F. Johnson letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3342, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaumm Rare Manuscripts and Archives in 2006.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Charles Apfelbaumm Rare Manuscripts and Archives; 2006.
Subject Terms
China; Correspondence; Material Types; Missions; Presbyterianism; San Francisco (Calif.); Texas
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 4 February 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Johnson (James F.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-08-30T14:18-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

James F. Johnson was a Presbyterian missionary in China.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts