Johnson family journals and correspondence
Scope and Contents note
Contains photocopies of the 1885-1887 journal of Benjamin F. Johnson; photocopies of seven journals/day books of Benjamin's son, James Francis Johnson (1894-1895, 1898-1900, 1900-1903, 1902, 1911, 1913-1914); photocopies of family correspondence, mostly from Benjamin (in St. George, Utah) to James Francis from 1885-1886; and a few legal documents relating to James Francis Johnson's estate.
- Johnson (Family : Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905) (creator, Family)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Benjamin Franklin Johnson journals and correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Johnson family were early Mormon converts and pioneers in Utah and Arizona. Benjamin Franklin Johnson (1818-1905) was a private secretary to Joseph Smith and a member of Brigham Young's 1847 pioneer company. He later helped settle Summit Creek, Utah and Mesa, Arizona. His son, James Francis Johnson (1856-1916) was a farmer and wood contractor in Utah and Arizona.
1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Contains letters to James Francis Johnson from his father, Benjamin Franklin Johnson, and the journals of Benjamin Franklin Johnson. The collection has some legal documents pertaining to the death of James Francis Johnson.
Other Finding Aids note
More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.
Custodial History note
Donated; Preston Johnson in 2004.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Preston Johnson; 2004.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Library and Archives; 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; 801-240-2745.
Processed; Jana Lloyd; 2006.
Processing Information note
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.
- Register of Johnson family journals and correspondence
- Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
- 2009 August 13
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.