- Majority of material found within 1773-1836
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Extent.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Also of note are two watercolor paintings depicting Johnson at the Thrale home at Streatham Park, pages (1) and (37). These are unsigned, but the 1938 Apr. 12 Sotheby's catalog credits them to Clarkson Stanfield as illustrations for an 1836 work by John Murray (not at Harvard). Much of the remainder of the collection consists of letters which mention Johnson in passing, refer to his biographies, or quote his published works. The items on pages (8), (18), (19), (21), and (23) came from the papers of publisher John Nichols, and items (12-17) and (22) are letters to or from Charles Burney. One letter is addressed to Hester Thrale (later Hester Lynch Piozzi), page (17); she is also apparently depicted in the paintings.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Johnsoniana, 1712-1916: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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