Robert J. Johnson family papers

Robert J. Johnson family papers

Dates: 1871-1928

Robert J. Johnson Family Papers, 1871-1928 include correspondence, photographs, and other items from Robert J. Johnson, his son Jacob John, his daughter Grace Susan Bowen, and his son-in-law James Charles Bowen.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Johnson, Robert J.
  • Call Number: MSS 4112
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public access; Photos kept in cold access; requires 24 hours advance notice.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert J. Johnson family papers 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 4112; Robert J. Johnson family papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4112, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The material in this collection was bought at the auction of Steve Kovacich material by Lyn Knight Currency Auctions in Salt Lake City, November 1999. This material was separated from a larger collection, Milas E. Johnson Family Papers (MSS 2204), because it comprised a different Johnson family. While every attempt to identify which items belonged to which Johnson family were made, some materials had no identifying information to distinguish them.
Acquisition Information
Donation; 1999.
Related Material
These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Archives.
Subject Terms
Bowen, Grace Susan Johnson, 1861-1951; Bowen, James Charles, 1857-1934; Johnson, Jacob John, ca. 1856-; Johnson, Robert, ca. 1828-1903; Correspondence; Material Types; Salt Lake City (Utah)
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Johnson (Robert J.) family papers
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:21-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Robert Joseph Johnson was born circa 1828 in England. While living in Hereford, he served as a manager for G. R. Herron and Son for 21 years. He had two sons (Robert and Jacob John) and two daughters (Elizabeth Penbridge and Grace Susan Bowen) before immigrating to Utah in June 1884. He died 11 April 1903 in Salt Lake City, where he had settled.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts