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Collection of Thomas H. Johnson Material

Identifier: DC068

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of research material compiled by Bruce McClellan for an unpublished article on Dr. Johnson. Also included is a small amount of correspondence between Dr. Johnson and Thornton Wilder and Herbert Hoover.


  • 1921 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas H. Johnson was born in Vermont in 1902. He went on to study at Harvard, graduating with a Litt. D. He joined The Lawrenceville School faculty in 1937 and went on to chair the English Department from 1944 through his retirement in 1967. Dr. Johnson was a noted Emily Dickinson scholar and the first to compile complete collections of her work. He passed away on January 3, 1985.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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The Collection of Thomas H. Johnson Material is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was gifted to the Stephan Archives by Dr. Johnson's daughter Laura Waterman in 2006.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.


Information in the biographical note was gathered from material within the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in October of 2012.
Collection Thomas H. Johnson Material: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
October 23, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US