Joseph Ellis Johnson papers, 1831-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Johnson, Joseph Ellis, 1817-1882
Title
Joseph Ellis Johnson papers
Dates
1831-1964 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.5 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0110
Summary
The Joseph Ellis Johnson papers (1831-1964) consist of the personal and family papers of Joseph E. Johnson (1817-1882), a writer, politician, and businessman who settled in St. George, Utah, during the latter nineteenth century. Included are diaries, correspondence, receipts, deeds, news articles, and other papers. Click here to view the digitized items from the collection.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The following autobiography was written by Joseph Ellis Johnson on the eve of his departure from St. George, Utah, in a company of Mormon saints to begin new settlements in Arizona.

J. E. Johnson. Was born at pomfret, Chautauqua Co., New York, on the 28th of April, 1817. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1832. Baptized as a Latter-day Saint in 1833. Went with the Kirtland Camp in 1838. Taught school in Springfield, Ill. in 1840. Went to Nauvoo, Ill. in 1840. Married to Harriet Snider by Joseph Smith in 1841 [Note: marriage to Harriet was actually Oct. 6, 1840]. Accompanied Joseph and Hyrum Smith on their way to Carthage jail. Was taken prisoner when mob entered Nauvoo. Went to Miller's Hollow, now Concil Bluffs, in 1848. Built the first house in Pottawattamie county (other than log cabin). Was postmaster at Council Bluffs for five years and obtained a change of name from " Kanesville" to Council Bluffs. Was a member of the first city council for several years. Established the Council Bluffs Bugle in 1852. Office and store destroyed by fire in 1853. Restored and published until 1856. The Bugle had much to do in getting the capital of Nebraska located at Omaha.

Was elected to the Nebraska legislature but was too much of a Democrat to get a seat. Opened the first store on the site of Omaha and sent the first train of goods to the Denver, Colorado (Cherry Creek) mines. In '54 published the Omaha Arrow, the first paper published on Nebraska soil, and the same year accompanied the first party of explorers for a railroad crossing on the Missouri river and Loupe Fork of the Platte river. Wrote the first article published favoring the North Platte route for the Pacific Railroad, and contended for the same until so located. Crossed the plains to Utah and back in 1850. In 1857 started the Crescent City Oracle and laid out the town of that name. In 1858 published the Council Bluffs Press. In 1858-'60-'61 published The Huntsman's Echo at Wood River, Nebraska. In 1861 moved to Utah. In '63 established the Farmer's Oracle at Spring Lake Villa, Utah county. In 1865, removed to St. George and began a supply garden and nursery. In 1868-'69 published Our Dixie Times, afterward the Rio Virgen Times. In 1870 published the Utah Pomologist and Gardner, monthly for several years. In 1876 went to Silver Reef and put up a store and printing office but sold part of office before paper was fairly started. In 1879 was burned out, with others. Restored store immediately, on larger scale.

Joseph Ellis Johnson died on 17 December 1882 after an illness. He left behind three wives--Harriet Snider, Hannah Goddard, and Eliza Saunders. He was the father of twenty-eight children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph Ellis Johnson papers (1831-1964) consist of the personal and family papers of Joseph E. Johnson (1817-1882). Johnson was a prolific writer, leaving a legacy of seven original diaries written, at broken intervals, between 1850 and 1876. The diaries give detailed accounts of his various travels. The collection also contains his daybooks, account books, and record books.

Correspondence between members of the Johnson family makes up a great part of the collection. From his travels, Johnson wrote many letters, sending his love and instructions to his wives and children, and also wrote to his hired help who were running his business establishments. Johnson and his third wife, Eliza, corresponded most frequently as conditions prevented them from living in the same locality until they arrived in Utah.

Deeds, receipts, documents, newspapers, and recipes for Johnson's patent medicines are in the collection. Other memorabilia include advertisements, invitations, theater programs, and family bulletins. An original manuscript and research correspondence for the book J.E.J.: Trail to Sundown by Johnson's son, Rufus, are also in the collection.

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Joseph Ellis Johnson papers, MS 0110, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0110.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Joseph Ellis JohnsonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Diaries
Box Folder
1 1
Diary No. 1 and 1A
1848 July 5-1850 August 14
1 2
Diary No. 2
1852 January 1-October
1 3
Diary No. 3
1859 April 28-July 1
1 4
Diary No. 4 and 5
For diary no. 6, see diary no. 1A in folder 1.
1859 August 3-October 1; 1860 January 1-June 2
1 5
Diary No. 7
1876 February 24-May 4
Daybooks and Account Books
Box Folder
2 1
Books 1-2
Merchandise account book and account and record book.
1854; 1856
2 2
Books 3-4
Account book and John Snider, Crescent City, Iowa, account book.
1857-1858
2 3
Books 5-6
Brief accounts of shareholders for Council Bluffs, Boyer Valley & Minnesota Railroad Co. and general account book.
1859-1865
2 4
Books 7-8
Horticulture Association and Garden Club account book and general account book.
1865-1869
2 5
Books 9-10
Garden record book and customer account book.
1867
2 6
Books 11-12
Customer account book and record book of plants.
1867-1869
2 7
Books 13-14
Account book and business record book.
1869-1975
2 8
Books 15-16
Account book and produce account book.
1870-1872
2 9
Books 17-18
Prescription drug list book and medicine purchase list book.
1873
2 10
Books 19-21
Daybook, Jessie Johnson account book, and Pierce's memorandum account books.
1875; 1877

II:  Charles Ellis JohnsonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Journals, Family Record Book, Autobiography
Box Folder
3 1
Journal
1870 January 30-March 9
3 2
Journal
1871
3 3
Family Record Book
Includes biographical information, notices of deaths, notes, news articles, a part guest list, and a detailed description of the building of the St. George temple.
3 4
Autobiography of Charles Ellis Johnson
1857-1926

III:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence, Johnson Family and A-Z
Box Folder
4 1
Correspondence
  • 18 July 1850 - Platte River, 150 miles below Laramie, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dear Tho Distant Friends"
  • 23 July 1850 - 25-30 miles from Fort Laramie, Joseph Ellis Johnson to those at home
  • 26 July 1850 - Camp on Horse Creek, 44 miles west of Laramie, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "My Dearest Friends" (Harriet, Hannah, Mary, and Mother)
  • 30 July-1 August 1850 - Independence Rock, 390 miles east of Salt Lake City, lower ferry of the upper crossing of the Platte, Joseph Ellis Johnson to beloved friends
1850
4 2
Correspondence
  • 16 October 1851 - Muscatine, Joseph E. Johnson to "Dearest Friends" (Harriet, Hannah, and Mary)
  • 2 November 1851 - Chicago, Illinois, Joseph E. Johnson to "My Dear Family"
  • 14 December 1851 - Kanesville, Iowa, Harriet Snider Johnson to "My Dear Joseph" (Joseph in East with Indians)
  • 13 October 1858 - Kanesville, Iowa, Harriet Snider Johnson and Hannah Goddard Johnson to Joseph E. Johnson (Joseph was traveling with Omaha Indians en route to Washington, D.C.)
  • 16 March 1860 - Harriet Snider Johnson to "Dear Joseph"
1851-1860
4 3-7
Correspondence
  • 23 October 1857 - Crescent City, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dear Eliza"
  • 6 July 1858 - Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dearest E"
  • 30 July 1858 - Crescent City, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dearest Eliza"
  • 7 August 1858 - Crescent City, Iowa - Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dearest"
  • 21 September 1858 - Crescent City, Iowa, Joseph E. Johnson to "Dear Lizzie"
  • 3 October 1858 - Crescent City, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dear E"
  • 15 October 1858 - Crescent City, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 24 October 1858 - Crescent City, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dear Dear Lizzie"
  • 25 May 1858? - Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 4 May 1859 - Crescent City, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 18 May 1859 - Council Bluffs, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 21 May 1859 - Ellisdale, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 1859 - Kanesville, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 2 June 1859 - Council Bluffs, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 3 June 1859 - Ellisdale, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 8 June 1859 - Council Bluffs, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 15 June 1859 - Council Bluffs Press Office, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 12 August 1859 - Wood River, Nebraska (en route to Denver), Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 1859 - En route to Denver, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 28 August 1859 - Denver City, Kansas Territory, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 16 October 1859 - Ellisdale, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 1859 or 1860 - Ellisdale, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • Autumn 1859 or 1860 - Wood River, Nebraska, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 27 November 1859 - Centralia, Nebraska Territory, Julia Mary (Mollie) Johnson to folks at home
  • 28 December 1859? - Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 3 January 1860 - Ellisdale, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 12 February 1860 - Ellisdale, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 28 February 1860 - Ellisdale, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 28 May 1860 - Florence, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 22 August 1860 - Ellisdale, Iowa (en route to Salt Lake Valley), Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 3 September 1860 - Wood River Center (en route to Salt Lake Valley)
  • 5 October 1860 - Wood River to Salt Lake Valley, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 3 December 1860 - House of Representatives, Omaha City to Salt Lake Valley, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 13 December 1860 - Council Bluffs to Salt Lake Valley, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 22 December 1860 - Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 24 December 1860 - Ellisdale to Salt Lake Valley, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 12 January 1861 - Ellisdale, Iowa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 23 January 1861 - 18 miles below Columbus, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 5 February 1861 - Genoa, Nebraska Territory, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 22 March 1861 - Genoa, Nebraska Territory, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 10 April 1861 - Wood River, Nebraska, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 20 April 1861 - Wood River, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 5 May 1861 - Wood River, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 24 May 1861 - Huntsman Echo office, Wood River, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 9 June 1861 - Wood River, Nebraska, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 1861 - Wood River Center, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 21 December 1864 - Salt Lake City, Legislature to Spring Lake Villa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 8 January 1865 - Salt Lake City, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 16 October 1865 - Spring Lake Villa to St. George, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza
  • 27 October 1865 - Spring Lake Villa, Joseph Ellis Johnson to Eliza.
1857-1965
4 8
Correspondence
  • 8 May 1859 - Genoa, Nebraska, Eliza Saunders Johnson to Joseph Ellis Johnson
  • 23 December 1864 - Spring Lake Villa to Salt Lake City, Eliza Saunders Johnson to Joseph Ellis Johnson
1859; 1864
4 9
Correspondence
  • 9 September 1850 - Denver, Joseph Ellis Johnson to [?]
  • 7 November 1851 - Chicago, Illinois, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dear Brother"
  • 16 February 1852 - Washington, D.C. to Council Bluffs, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Loved Friends"
1850-1852
4 10
Correspondence
  • 3 July 1844 - Macedonia, Hancock County, Illinois, to Pomfret Township, Chautauqua County, New York, Joseph Ellis Johnson to "Dear Friends" (Benjamin Wilson and family)
1844
4 11
Correspondence
  • 20 September 1851 - Salt Lake City, Benjamin Franklin Johnson to Mother
  • 16 January 1855 - San Francisco, California, Benjamin Johnson to Joseph Ellis Johnson
  • 9 December 1854 - Honolulu, Hawaii, Benjamin Johnson to Joseph Ellis Johnson
  • 21 April 1855 - Payson, Utah, Benjamin Johnson to brothers Joseph Ellis and William D. Johnson
  • 25 July 1855 - Payson, Utah, Benjamin Johnson to "Dear Brother" (Joseph Ellis Johnson)
  • 9 November 1893 - Mesa, Arizona, Benjamin Johnson to Charles Ellis Johnson
  • 18 September 1905 - Mesa City, Arizona, Benjamin Johnson to "My Old Time Dear Charley" (Charles Ellis Johnson)
1851-1905
4 12
Correspondence
  • 11 February 1883 - Salt Lake City, Charles Ellis Johnson to Melvina Perry Johnson
  • 8 November 1885 - Salt Lake City, Ruthie Johnson (Mrs. Charles E.) to Mother (Eliza Johnson)
  • 15 April 1896 - Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Charles Ellis Johnson to Mother (Eliza Johnson)
  • 21 February 1897 - Tempe, Arizona, George William Johnson to brother Charles E. Johnson
  • 30 July 1898 - Panguitch, Utah, Benjamin F. Johnson to "Dear Ma" (Eliza)
  • 1902 - Melvina Perry Johnson to Eliza Johnson
  • 22 March 1903 - Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Charles Ellis Johnson to "Dear May and all"
  • 26 November 1903 - R.M.S. Teutonic, Charles Ellis Johnson to "My Dear Folks at Home"
  • 13 December 1903 - Brindise, Italy, Charles Ellis Johnson to "May and all My Boys and Girls" (his employees)
  • 30 January 1904 - Hotel du Parc, Jerusalem, Charles Ellis Johnson to "Dear May, Lizzie, Carrie, Daisy, Gov., Joy, Gern, Ben, Rufus, Ellis May No. 2, everybody"
  • 12 February 1904? - Hotel du Parc, Jerusalem, Charles Ellis Johnson to "Dear May and All"
  • 4 April 1904 - Near Naples, Italy, on Mediterranean steamer Portugal, Johnson to "Dear Folks at Home"
  • 20 April 1904 - R.M.S. Majestic, Charles Ellis Johnson to "Dear May and all"
  • 30 May 1904 - Paris, France, Heber John Richards to Charles E. Johnson
  • 16 January 1926 - San Jose, California, Charles Ellis Johnson to sisters Maude and Mary
1883-1926
4 13
Correspondence
  • 25 March 1903 - En route East, Pacific Express Co., Ellis Johnson to father (Charles Ellis Johnson)
1903
4 14
Correspondence
  • 12 September 1897 - Panguitch, Utah, Emily Maude Johnson Crosby to Charles Ellis Johnson (brother)
  • 30 September 1898 - Panguitch, Utah, Emily Maude Johnson Crosby to Mother (Eliza Johnson)
  • 23 March 1903 - Nephi, Utah, Henry Knowles (second husband of Emily Maude Crosby) to Gurn Johnson
1897-1903
4 15
Correspondence
  • 15 November 1896 - Mesa, Arizona, George William Johnson to Charles Ellis Johnson
  • 22 November 1896 - Mesa, Arizona, George William Johnson to Mother (Eliza Johnson)
  • 1897 - Mesa, Arizona, George William Johnson to charles Ellis Johnson
  • 18 July? 1897 - Tempe, Arizona, George William Johnson to "Dear Mother" (Eliza Johnson)
  • 11 May 1898 - Mesa, Arizona, George William Johnson to Mother (Eliza)
  • 3 June 1900 - Mesa, Arizona, George William Johnson to Seth Geurnsey Johnson
  • 14 April 1901 - Mesa, Arizona, George William Johnson to "Dear Sister Rose"
  • 2 November 1902 - Mesa, Arizona, George William Johnson to John
  • 8 March 1903 - White Track Mining District, Buckeye, Arizona, George William Johnson to Brother Rufus Johnson
1896-1903
4 16
Correspondence
  • 24 August 1880 - Mona, Juab County, Utah, George William Johnson to brother Joseph E. Johnson
  • 20 January 1895 - Moab, Grand County, Utah, George William Johnson to Charles E. Johnson
  • 29 November 1896 - Moab, Grand County, Utah, George William Johnson to Charles E. Johnson
  • 4 November 1897 - Moab, Grand County, Utah, George William Johnson to Charles E. Johnson
1880-1897
4 17
Correspondence
  • 5-6 July 1904? - Zion and Park City, Utah, Jaye Johnson (son of Charles E. Johnson) to "Dear Daddy"
1904?
4 18
Correspondence
  • 17 June 1905 - Mesa, Arizona, Joel Johnson to Dr. Heber J. Richards
  • 25 January 1912 - Hyby, Arizona, Joel Elmer Johnson to sister Maude and family
1905; 1912
4 19
Correspondence
  • 1 May 1855 - Fort Johnson, Iron County, Utah, Joel Hills Johnson to "Dear Brother" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 1 July 1855 - Fort Johnson, Iron County, Utah, Joel Hills Johnson to "Dear Brother" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 31 August 1856 - Fort Johnson, Iron County, Utah, Joel Hills Johnson to brother Joseph
  • 6 July 1880 - Bellevue, Utah, Joel Hills Johnson to "Dear Brother" (Joseph E. Johnson)
1855-1880
4 20
Correspondence
  • 23 November 1851 - Kanesville, Iowa, Julia Johnson to "Dear Son Joseph" and William Johnson to brother Joseph
1851
4 21
Correspondence
  • December 1905 - Liverpool, England, Rufus Johnson to Charles E. Johnson (brother)
  • 12 September 1916 - Nogales, Mexico, Rufus Johnson to Charles E. Johnson
  • 23 December 1921 - Salt Lake City, Utah, Rufus Johnson to Charles E. Johnson
  • 23 September 1923 - Salt Lake City, Rufus Johnson to Charles E. Johnson
  • 26 July 1925, Salt Lake City, Rufus Johnson to Charles E. Johnson
1905-1925
4 22
Correspondence
  • 22 August 1831 - Pomfret, New York, Seth Guernsey Johnson to "Dear Brothers and Sisters"
  • 3 September 1831 - Author and addressee unknown
1831
4 23
Correspondence
  • 11 January 1852 - Kanesville, Iowa, Jane C. Johnson (wife of William D. Johnson) to "Dear Brother Joseph"
  • 25 January 1852 - Kanesville, Iowa, William D. Johnson to brother Joseph E. Johnson
  • 7 October 1857 - Kanesville, Iowa, William D. Johnson to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 10 October 1857 - Kanesville, Iowa, William D. Johnson to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 17 October 1857 - Kanesville, Iowa, William D. Johnson to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 7 January 1900 - Colonia Diaz, Mexico, Jane C. Johnson to Mrs. Eliza Johnson
1852-1900
4 24
Correspondence, Almon W. Babbitt
  • 24 November 1851 - Kanesville, Iowa, W. T. Spoon to Joseph E. Johnson concerning Almon Babbitt
  • 3 January 1852 - Jones Hotel, Philadelphia, A. W. Babbitt to "Dear Sir" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 7 January 1852 - Washington, D.C., A. W. Babbitt to Joseph Johnson
  • 8 January 1852 - Washington, D.C., A. W. Babbitt to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 1 January 1855 - Salt Lake City, A. W. Babbitt to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 1 July 1855 - Salt Lake City, A. W. Babbitt to Joseph E. Johnson
  • August 1855 - Salt Lake City, A. W. Babbitt to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 1 September 1856 - Fort Kearney, A. W. Babbitt to editor of Council Bluffs Bugle (Joseph E. Johnson)
1851-1856
4 25
Correspondence, Julia Ann Babbitt
  • 23 October 1853 - Council Bluffs, Julia Ann Babbitt to B. F. Johnson
1853
4 26
Correspondence, George C. Bartlett
  • 4 May 1903 - New York, George C. Bartlett to Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
1903
4 27
Correspondence, Perry E. Brocchus
  • 4 February 1852 - Browns Hotel, Washington, D.C., Perry E. Brocchus to Joseph E. Johnson
1852
4 28
Correspondence, Robert S. Campbell
  • 1 March 1873 - Salt Lake City, Utah, Robert S. Campbell to "Dear Sir"
1873
4 29
Correspondence, David Candland
  • 31 October 1854 - Salt Lake City, Utah, D. Candland to "Friend Joseph"
1854
4 30
Correspondence, B. Darby
  • 25 January 1865 - Pomfret, New York, B. Darby to "Dear Friend Johnson" (Joseph E.)
  • 22 October 1865 - Pomfret, New York, B. Darby to "Friend Johnson"
  • 8 November 1868 - Pomfret, New York, B. Darby to "Dear Friend Johnson"
1865-1868
4 31
Correspondence, E. H. Den
  • 25 March 1877 - Albermarle Drug Store, San Francisco, E. H. Den to Brigham Young
1877
4 32
Correspondence, George F. Evans
  • 25 September 1903 - Hull, England, George F. Evans to Charles E. Johnson
1903
4 33
Correspondence, M. J. Finch
  • 8 September 1853 - Natchez, M. J. Finch to "Dear Brother" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 12 February 1854 - New Orleans, M. J. Finch to "Dear Brother" (Joseph E. Johnson)
1853-1854
4 34
Correspondence, Rosemary J. and Jesse Fox
  • 28 August 1892 - Glenco, Nevada, Jesse W. Fox to "Dear Mother" (Eliza Johnson)
  • 5 August - Panguitch, Utah, Jes to "Dear Brother Rufus" (Johnson)
  • 9 September 1944 - Ann Arbor, Rose Johnson to Rufus and Maude
1892-1944
4 35
Correspondence, L. A. Godey
  • 24 April 1856 - Philadelphia, L. A. Godey to Joseph E. Johnson
1856
4 36
Correspondence, Heber J. Grant
  • 13 May 1904 - London, England, Heber J. Grant to Charles E. Johnson
1904
4 37
Correspondence, Thomas Gregg
  • 3 September 1879 - Hamilton, Illinois, Thomas Gregg to Joseph E. Johnson
1879
4 38
Correspondence, Martha Spence Heywood
  • 12 April 1856 - Salt Lake City, Martha S. Heywood to Brother Joseph E.
1856
4 39
Correspondence, Benjamin F. Hills
  • 4 March 1853 - Newport, Kentucky, B. F. Hills to "Dear Cousins and Aunt"
  • 8 April 1961 - Newport, Kentucky, B. F. Hills to Cousin Joseph E. Johnson
  • 15 July 1861 - Newport, Kentucky, B. F. Hills to "Dear Cousin"
1853; 1861
4 40
Correspondence, Joel Hills Family
  • 11 June 1922 - Emery, Utah, Joel Hills family to "Dear Cousin Joseph"
1922
4 41
Correspondence, Lew Hills
  • 21 March 1861 - Council Bluffs, Lew Hills to "Dear Cousin" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 20 April 1861 - Council Bluffs, Lew Hills to "Dear Cousin J. E."
1861
5 1
Correspondence, S. M. Keat
  • 3 August - St. George, Utah, S. M. Keat to "Dear Sister Johnson" (Eliza)
  • 8 October 1892 - St. George, Utah, Auntie Keat to "Dear Sister Johnson" (Eliza)
  • 17 November 1895 - St. George, Utah, Auntie S. M. Keat to "Dear Sister Johnson" (Eliza)
1892; 1895
5 2
Correspondence, Joseph A. and Manerva Kelting
  • January or June 1852 - Kanesville, Iowa, Joseph A. Kelting to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 29 July 1852 - Green River, Manerva Kelting to Joseph E. Johnson
  • March 1855 - Provo, Utah, Joseph Kelting to J. E. Johnson
  • 20 March 1875? - Shenandoah, Iowa, Elisa L. Daley to "Never forgotten Friend Joseph" (Johnson)
1852-1875
5 3
Correspondence, Esther Melita J. and David T. Lee Baron
  • 22 February 1852 - Home villa, E. M. Lee Baron to "My Dear Brother" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 26 April - Peeteetneet, Utah, Esther Lee Baron to "Dear Sister Hannah" (Johnson)
  • 20 January 1855 - Payson, Utah, D. J. L. to "Dear Brother William" (William Derby Johnson?)
1852; 1855
5 4
Correspondence, Joseph W. McMurrin
  • 15 November 1904 - Salt Lake City, Joseph W. McMurrin to Rufus Johnson
1904
5 5
Correspondence, Frank Miller
  • 12 September 1879 - Silver Reef, Utah, Frank Miller to Mr. J. E. Johnson
  • 25 September 1881 - Mesa City, Arizona, Frank Miller to "Dear Pa" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 4 November 1881 - Mesa City, Arizona, A. F. MacDonald to J. E. Johnson
  • 19 November 1881 - Mesa City, Arizona, Frank Miller to "Dear Pa and Ma" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 12 December 1881 - Mesa City, Arizona, Frank Miller to "Dear Pa"
  • 1 March 1882 - Wickenburg, Arizona, Frank Miller to "Dear Pa"
  • 28 March 1882 - Tempe, Arizona, Frank Miller to "Dear Pa"
1879-1882
5 6
Correspondence, Malinda Jane Miller
  • 15 February 1852 - Lagrange, Texas - Malinda Miller to "Dear Brother" (letters indicate they were written to Joseph E. Johnson although his name is not mentioned)
  • 19 December 1852 - New Orleans, M. J. to "Dear Brother"
  • 13 February 1853 - New Orleans, Malinda Miller to "Dear Brother"
  • 1 May 1853 - New Orleans, Malinda Miller to "Dear Brother"
1852-1853
5 7
Correspondence, Clarence S. Paine
  • 28 July 1905 - The Western Publishing Engraving Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, to Mr. C. S. Johnson (Charles)
1905
5 8
Correspondence, Horatio Pickett
  • Undated - St. George, Horatio Pickett to "Dear Aunt Eliza" (Johnson)
  • 29 March 1902 - St. George, Horatio Pickett to "Dear Aunt Eliza"
  • 19 November 1902 - St. George, Horatio Pickett to "Dear Aunt Eliza"
  • 20 February 1903? - St. George, Mrs. Horatio Pickett to "Dear Aunt Eliza" and Philena
  • 20 February 1903 - St. George, Horatio Pickett to "Dear Aunt Eliza"
  • 23 March 1903? - St. George, H. Pickett and R. Morris (or Merris) to Gurn Johnson
1902-1903
5 9
Correspondence, M. E. Potter
  • 24 March 1880 - Clay, New York, M. E. Potter to "Dear Sir" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 13 April 1880 - Clay, New York, M. E. Potter to "Dear Sir"
  • 19 April 1880 - Clay, New York, M. E. Potter to "Dear Sir"
  • 25 April 1880 - Clay, New York, M. E. Potter to "Dear Sir"
  • 16 June 1880 - Clay, New York, M. E. Potter to "Dear Sir"
  • undated - M. E. Potter to Dear Sir?
1880
5 10
Correspondence, Albert K. and Josetta Johnson Ross
  • 28 April 1890 - Nephi, Arizona, A. K. Ross to Brother Charles (Charles Ellis Johnson)
1890
5 11
Correspondence, Charles and Elizabeth Saunders
  • 28 March 1858 - Genoa, C. and E. Saunders to "Dear Daughters" (Eliza and Emily)
  • 24 April 1864 - Genoa, C. and E. Saunders to "Dear Eliza" (Johnson)
  • 27 June 1895 - San Bernadino, California, Elizabeth Saunders to "Dear Daughter" (Eliza)
  • 7 July 1896 - San Bernadino, Elizabeth Saunders to "Dear Daughter" (Eliza)
  • 17 January 1898 - San Bernadino, Elizabeth Saunders to "Dear Daughter"
  • 26 August 1898 - Moreno, California, Elizabeth Saunders to "Dear Grandson" (Charles E. Johnson)
  • 8 February 1899 - Moreno, California, Elizabeth Saunders to "Dear Daughter"
  • 8 August 1906 - San Bernadino, Aldridge and Dean Stephens to Charles E. Johnson
1858-1906
5 12
Correspondence, John Snider
  • 23 January 1861 - Wood River Centre, John Snider to "Dear J. E." (Johnson)
  • 16 February 1861 - Omaha, Nebraska, John Snider to J. E. Johnson
1861
5 13
Correspondence, T. B. H. Stenhouse
  • 10 June 1869 - Ogden City, T. B. H. Stenhouse to "Dear Brother Johnson"
1869
5 14
Correspondence, James E. Talmage
  • 3 May 1911 - Salt Lake City, J. E. Talmage to Charles Ellis Johnson
1911
5 15
Correspondence, James D. Test
  • 14 June 1856 - Council Bluffs, Iowa, James D. Test to "Dear Joe"
1856
5 16
Correspondence, Florence Turnbaugh
  • 6 September 1944 - San Diego, California, Florence Turnbaugh to "Dear Aunt Rose" (Rosemary Johnson)
1944
5 17
Correspondence, Wheeler Family
  • 28 October 1855 - Grafton, Massachusetts, Diadamia Wheeler to "Dear Nephew" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • January 1856 - Mechanicsville, Massachusetts, L. A. Wheeler to "Esteemed Friend and Cousin" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 19 March 1857? - Northbridge Centre, Massachusetts, Diadamia and H. M. Wheeler to "Dear Kind Nephew"
  • 20 March 1857 - Grafton, Massachusetts, Hannah Wheeler to "Dear Cousin" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 18 May 1857 - Mechanicsville, Massachusetts, L. A. Wheeler to "Dear Cousin"
  • 2 July 1857 - Northbridge Centre, Massachusetts, Aunt Diadamia and Babcock Wheeler to "Dear Nephew" and Caroline E. to "Dear Cousin"
  • 5 November 1857 - Northbridge Centre, Massachusetts, Hiram (Babcock) to "Dear Cousin Joseph"
1855-1857
5 18
Correspondence, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • 25 April 1903 - Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, Ella Wilcox to C. E. Johnson
  • 14 May 1903 - Short Beach, Connecticut, Ella Wilcox to "Dear Mr. Johnson" (Charles Ellis Johnson)
1903
5 19
Correspondence, Emmie Saunders Young
  • 24 May 1861 - Huntsman's Echo office, Wood River Centre, Nebraska, Emmie Young to "Dear Sister Eliza" (Johnson)
  • 6 September 1867 - LaGrande, Union County, Oregon, Emmie Young to "Dear Sister Eliza"
1861; 1867
5 20
Correspondence, Business Miscellaneous
  • 1 February 1851 - Great Salt Lake, Thomas S. Williams to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 26 November 1851 - Kanesville, Iowa, S. T. Cary to "Dear Friend" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 24 January 1852 - New York City, R. C. Witmore to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 30 January 1852 - R. C. Whitmore to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 3 February 1852 - Philadelphia, "Jayne" to J. E. Johnson
  • 5 February 1852 - Washington, D.C., R. B. Hutchings and Company to J. E. Johnson
  • 5 February 1852 - New York, M. M. to J. E. Johnson
  • 3 April 1854 - Huntington, James Johns to Mr. Joseph E. Johnson
  • 6 June 1854 - Adams Mills, Ohio, John Stillwell to "Dear Boudivant"
  • 29 May 1855 - New York, Fowler Wells to J. E. Johnson
  • 1 June 1855 - Adams Mills, Ohio, J. Stillwell to Sir (Johnson)
  • 14 July 1855 - Saint Louis, Knox and Kellog Attorneys to William D. Johnson
  • 17 August 1855 - Boonville, Indiana, S. S. Wilcox to J. E. Johnson
  • 10 September 1855 - Fort Pierre, Nebraska Territory, Captain P. T. Turnby to J. E. Johnson
  • 11 September 1855 - Omaha, Nebraska Territory, Charles B. Smith to J. E. Johnson
  • 1 December 1856 - Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thomas H. Benton Jr. to J. E. Johnson
  • 1857 - Little Sioux, Iowa, D. H. Huyett to "Dear Better Half" (Joseph E. Johnson)
  • 14 February 1860 - Denver City, A. J. Williams to Dr. Garland Hunt
  • 20 December 1864 - Kaysville, Utah, John R. Barnes to J. E. Johnson
1851-1864
5 21
Correspondence, Indian Exhibition
  • 28 September 1851 - Indian Town, F. J. Wheeling to J. E. Johnson
  • 6 October 1851 - Panama, New York, D. E. Norton to "Dear Friend"
  • November 1851? - Chicago, Illinois, Joseph E. Johnson to "My Dears" (family)
  • 12 December 1851 - National Theatre, New York, A. H. Purdy to J. E. Johnson
  • 11 December 1851 - Geneva, New York, M. W. Hemiuh to "Friend Johnson"
  • 25 December 1851 - Syracuse, New York, H. W. Miller to "Dear Sir"
  • 30 December 1851 - Owego, New York, C. P. Avery to J. E. Johnson
  • 9 January 1852 - Port Jervis on Delaware, New York, J. E. Johnson to "Kind Friends"
  • 10 January 1852 - Owego, New York, C. P. Avery to J. E. Johnson
  • 12 January 1852 - Albany, New York, Henry W. Miller to "Dear Sir"
  • 25 January 1852 - Lexington, New York, H. W. Miller to "Dear Sir"
  • 27 January 1952 - Washington City, Joseph E. Johnson to "Dear Brother"
  • 26 January 1952 - Owego, C. P. Avery to "Dear Johnson"
  • 11 October 1856 - Prairie, Du Chien, Wisconsin, Hewitt to "Dear Sir.
1851-1852
5 22
Correspondence, Politics Miscellaneous
  • 28 March 1855 - Washington City, B. B. Chapman to Friend Johnson
  • 24 January 1857 - Washington D.C., George W. Jones to "His Excellency Franklin Pierce, President of the United States"
  • 31 August 1857 - Dubuque, Iowa, George W. Jones to Dear Friend
  • 16 May 1857 - Prairie, Du Chien, Wisconsin, M. R. Edison to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 31 December 1860 - Fort Lipton, Nebraska Territory, A. J. Williams to J. E. Johnson
1855-1860
5 23
Correspondence, Medicine Miscellaneous
  • 11 March 1881 - Salt Lake City, W. G. Bickley to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 1855 - John Ramano to "Dear Sir"
  • 8 May 1886 - Utah Penitentiary, Salt Lake City, William Grant to "Dear Brother" (C. E. Johnson)
  • 19 July 1886 - Utah Penitentiary, W. Grant to C. E. Johnson
  • 11 September 1886 - Utah Penitentiary, W. G. Bickley to Charles Johnson
  • 19 August 1886 - Salt Lake City, testimonial for use of Valley Tan Linament for sprained ankle
1855-1886
5 24
Correspondence, Plants
  • 20 June 1864 - Pomfret, New York, no signature to "Dear Friend Johnson"
  • 23 April 1880 - Russelville, Indiana, M. E. Walden to J. E. Johnson
  • August 1880 - San Bernadino, California, Parish brothers to Joseph E. Johnson
1864; 1880
5 25
Correspondence, Silver Reef
  • 18 May 1879 - Silver Reef, Utah, G. W. Crouch to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 22 May 1879 - Silver Reef, Charles E. Johnson to Joseph E. Johnson
  • 12 August 1882 - Silver Reef, Aaron MacDonald to Charles E. Johnson
  • 21 August 1882 - Silver Reef, Aaron MacDonald to Joseph E. Johnson
  • undated - G. W. Crouch to Joseph E. Johnson
1879; 1882
5 26
Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Collection of letters which deal with Joseph E. Johnson's interests and activities.
1855-1882

IV:  Subject Files A-ZReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Account Book and Historical Club Ledger
1873
6 2
Accounts
6 3
Advertising Cards
6 4
Bicycling
6 5
Cooperative Stock Association, Johnson Brothers, Kane County
6 6
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Johnson's fire loss.
1853
6 7
Crescent City Oracle
6 8
Deeds
6 9
Deseret Agriculture and Manufacturing Company
6 10
Desert Land Act, Salt River Valley, Arizona
1894
6 11
Documents
6 12
Inventories
Invoice of goods left by Almon W. Babbitt belonging to Joseph E. Johnson.
6 13
Invitations and Dance Programs
6 14
Eliza Saunders Johnson, The Gem Album
6 15
Ezekiel Johnson, Bulletin
1959-1976
6 16
Johnson Family, Bulletin of the Johnson Pioneers of the West
1938
6 17
George William Johnson vs. Jennie Johnson
6 18
Joel H. Johnson, Voice From the Mountains
1881
6 19
Joseph E. Johnson, Brigade Surgeon Commission in Nauvoo Legion
1866
6 20
Joseph E. Johnson, List of Library Books
6 21
Joseph E. Johnson, Patriarchal Blessing
7 1
Johnson Pratt Drug Store, Promissory Note
1894
7 2
Rufus Johnson, Mission Farewell Speech
7 3
George W. Johnson, Jottings by the Way
1882
7 4
Macedonia, Illinois, Board of Trustees Minutes
1844-1846
7 5
Miscellaneous
7 6
B. F. Johnson, " Mormonism as an Issue"
1890
7 7-8
News Clippings
7 9
Newspapers
Joseph Ellis Johnson's list of newspapers printed on his press.
7 10
Perpetual Emigrating Fund Receipt
7 11
Photographers, Sainsbury and Johnson Advertising Materials
7 12-14
Poetry and Other Writings
7 15
Recipes for Prescriptions and Pharmacy
7 16
Receipts
7 17
Silver Reef Purchase Agreement on Print Shop
7 18
J. Johns, "The Fugitive Law"
7 19
The Sunflower Bud
1898
7 20
Vignettes and Stories
By Rosemary Johnson and others.
7 21
Washington's Vision
7 22
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association
Address announcing the organization of the central committee.
1876

V:  Family Records, Research Materials, and ManuscriptReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Family Records
Box Folder
8 1
Almera W. Johnson Barton
Daughter of Ezekiel and Julia Hills Johnson. Family correspondence.
8 2
Blanche Alpine Johnson Akins Akers Holmes
Daughter of Harriet and Joseph Ellis Johnson. Brief biographical sketch.
8 3
Charles E. Johnson
Research material.
8 4
Ezekiel and Julia Hills Johnson
Research information, stories, and correspondence.
8 5
Ezekiel Johnson
Born in 1869. Son of Joel Hills and Margaret Threlkeld Johnson.
8 6
Hannah Goddard Johnson
Research materials, correspondence.
8 7
Joel Hills Johnson
Notes and entries from his diary.
1857-1867
8 8-11
Joseph Ellis Johnson
List of wives and children, ranch marker, research materials, biographies, and letters.
8 12-13
Lamont and Rufus Johnson
Research materials and correspondence.
8 14
Rolla V. Johnson
Research materials and correspondence.
8 15
Rosemary Johnson Fox Johnson
Joseph Ellis Johnson
Box Folder
9 1
Cherry Creek Gold Region
9 2
Correspondence with Historical Societies
1957-1959
9 3
Genealogy, Johnson Families
9 4
Newspapers Published
9 5
Pomfret Township Research Materials
Joseph Ellis Johnson Manuscript
Box Folder
10 1
Copyright Permissions
1959-1962
10 2-3
Manuscript
10 4
Rejects from Manuscript

VI:  Miscellaneous Documents and AddendumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Miscellaneous Documents
Box Folder
11 1-2
Advertisements
Johnson Pratt Drug Company, Valley Tan Medicines, and others.
11 3
Documents
11 4
Johnson's Usher
Incomplete.
1885-1893
11 5
Map of Chautauqua County, New York
11 6-7
News Clippings
11 8-9
Newspapers Published by Joseph E. Johnson
1856-1875
11 10
Sainsbury and Johnson Photography Advertisement
11 11-12
Playbills
For a grand concert in Kanesville, Iowa, and Wild West Indian Show.
1850
11 13
Printed Handbills, Salt Lake City
1890s
11 14
Theater Programs
1887-1895
Addendum
Box Folder
12 1
Record Book
Includes name lists, lectures, and addresses.
1878
12 2
Receipt Book
For Joseph E. and Charles E. Johnson.
12 3
Charles E. Johnson Letterpress Book
1906-1907
12 4
Homestead Certificate
1879
12 5
Mound City Commercial College
Scholarship certificate.
1872
12 6
John D. L. Pearce Notice of Mining Claim
1876
12 7
Newspaper Clippings
12 8
Receipts
12 9
Manti Herald
Box
13
Broadsides

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormons--Diaries
  • Newspapers, Mormon
  • Personal Names :
  • Babbitt, Almon W.
  • Johnson, Rufus David, 1882-
  • Family Names :
  • Johnson family
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries