Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Johnson, E. mss. consist of letters, June 28, 1906- September 4, 1907, from Edna Johnson, 1876-1967, assistant professor of English at Indiana University, to members of her family, including her father, Benjamin Bates Johnson, 1851- 1924, secretary of Governor Samuel Moffett Ralston, her mother, Mrs. Clara (Albaugh) Johnson, her brother, Fred Bates Johnson, 1880-1963, lawyer, and others.

Miss Johnson sailed from Montreal and spent part of the summer of 1906 traveling in England before proceeding to Paris where she attended a girl's school from September 1906 to January 1907. From February to August 1907 she was in Germany spending most of the time there living in a boarding house in Hamburg. She then visited Switzerland and Italy before returning to the United States.

The letters relate in the main to the school in Paris, social life and customs in France and Germany, travel experiences and personal matters.

An incomplete typescript of the letters and a more incomplete carbon of the typescript is included in the collection.

Collection size: 72 items

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