Papers of Carrie Ashton Johnson in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1889-1941
Series V of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection.
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Materials in English.
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Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Carrie Ashton Johnson as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
This series provides some information about Carrie Ashton Johnson, and documents her friendship with Mary E. Holmes. It consists mainly of correspondence and also includes clippings, certificates, and a photograph. A scrapbook was dismantled for preservation purposes; its contents are in #52 and 53.
Carrie (Ashton) Johnson, editor, author, and suffragist, was born in Durand, Illinois, on August 24, 1863. She moved to Rockford, Illinois, when she was 15 and remained there most of her life. Johnson graduated from a business college in Rockford and in 1889 married Harry M. Johnson, then managing editor of Rockford's Morning Star. She wrote about domestic topics, temperance, and suffrage for several magazines. Johnson was a lifelong member of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (IESA) and served as its secretary under President Mary E. Holmes. For further biographical information, see A Woman of the Century (New York, 1893), page 421.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 56-121
Reprocessed: June 1990
By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward
- Johnson, Carrie Ashton, 1863- . Papers of Carrie Ashton Johnson in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1889-1941: A Finding Aid
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