Clifton Johnson Collection

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The South Amherst Common with the South Congregational Church. Photograph by Clifton Johnson. 

Clifton Johnson Collection, bulk 1885 - 1935


Abstract


On January 25, 1865 Clifton Johnson was born in Hockanum, a small village of Hadley, Massachusetts. Growing up in rural western Massachusetts influenced his career as a writer, author, illustrator and photographer. He was one of the area’s most important literary figures, having about 125 books and many newspaper and magazine articles to his name at the time of his death on January 22, 1940. Though he focused most of his professional work on rural life, particularly in America, he also had an interest in children’s literature – writing, illustrating, or editing several children’s books and collecting a large number of schoolbooks from the late 17th century onward. 

This collection of approximately 7,000 items comprises a wide range of materials reflecting Johnson’s life and work. It includes a large body of photographs and artwork, as well as many of Johnson’s personal notebooks, diaries, published articles, correspondence, and ephemera.

Biographical Note


Born January 25, 1865, Clifton was the oldest of Chester and Jeanette Johnson’s four children. He and his siblings Henry, Charles, and Jeanette (Nettie) grew up on a farm in Hockanum, a small village of Hadley, Massachusetts along the Connecticut River where Johnsons had lived since the late 1700s. This rural upbringing was the cornerstone of Clifton’s creativity. His photographs and many of his articles, books, and illustrations focused on the everyday lives of country folk. 

Clifton’s education started at the village’s one-room schoolhouse. Later, he became a student at Hopkins Academy in Hadley. His time there was short, as he dropped out at 15 to work at Bridgman and Childs book and stationery store in Northampton to help pay off the family mortgage. He had to board in town since he could not take the ferry every day but it made him extremely homesick at first. 

While living in Northampton, Johnson began writing and illustrating for local periodicals in the Springfield and Northampton areas. Praised and encouraged for his work, he moved to New York City in the fall of 1887 to hone his artistic talent at the Art Students League. In 1888, he purchased his first camera and started taking photographs to aid his drawing. In 1892, he published his first book, The New England Country. He began to split his time between Hadley and New York City, attending literary and art functions, and continuing to write and illustrate for local publications. With his literary career well in hand, Johnson decided to settle down.

On May 25, 1896 he married Anna McQueston (1876-1954), a Hockanum resident and the teacher at the village’s one-room schoolhouse they had attended as children. After a honeymoon to Scotland and England (that doubled as a work trip for Clifton), they moved into his childhood homestead. They had six children, Margaret, Arthur, Roger, Irving, Oliver (who died in infancy), and Katharine. 

Though settled in Hadley, Johnson continued his career as a photographer, illustrator, writer, and self-styled folklorist. He was almost exclusively interested in documenting the rural, countryside inhabitants of small towns and farmlands. He wrote a series of travel books, the Highways and Byways of America series, with coverage of 48 states; he wrote and illustrated a series of volumes on counties in western Massachusetts; and he published four volumes on travel in England, Scotland, Ireland, and France, each illustrated with his photographs or drawings. He also wrote a biography of his friend John Burroughs and another of inventor Hudson Maxim.  

By the early 1900s, Johnson was involved in children’s literature and education. He wrote several volumes on the history of rural schoolhouses and early American schooling, including Old-Time Schools and School-Books (1904, reprinted numerous times, most recently in 2014), as well as a number of children’s stories which he also illustrated or edited. During the course of his research on children and education, he gathered a very large collection of schoolbooks from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. By the end of his life, he had amassed an important collection of juvenile books and schoolbooks, now housed at the Jones Library.

Clifton helped his brother Henry start Johnson’s Bookstore (at the time named Henry R. Johnson’s Blank Books) in Springfield, Massachusetts. Clifton provided financial backing and designed the store’s logo featuring a shallop, a boat operated by the early settlers on the Connecticut River. Henry’s propensity to collect old farm equipment led to the two brothers opening a farm museum in 1930. Dr. James Huntington of Boston donated a barn form his family’s estate that the brothers, against the advice of architects, moved in one piece over winter and spring to its new location behind the Hadley Town Hall.

Johnson was very active with clubs and organizations in Hadley, MA. He participated in the Hadley Men’s Club with the blind poet Clarence Hawkes and was the administrative head of the Hadley Free Library for several years. He was also an elected Democratic delegate of Hadley for several years. He wrote a history of the local schoolhouse (The Country School, 1895), a history of Hadley (Historic Hadley: quarter millennial souvenir, 1659-1909, 1909), a 3-volume history of Hampden County, 1636-1936 (1936), and made numerous donations to the First Congregational Church. 

Johnson continued to write and photograph through the mid-1930s, with his last book, Sailing for Gold, published in 1938. He died on January 22, 1940 in a Brattleboro, VT hospital.

Arthur Johnson was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, sweeping for mines in the Atlantic. Roger and Arthur bought Johnson’s Bookstore in 1922 becoming the first members of the second generation to own the store.

Irving became a professional sailor, met his wife Electa “Exy” Search on board the Wanderbird, and the two married in 1932 and circumnavigated the globe seven times on two vessels, both named Yankee. During World War II Irving joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander. He advised the Pacific Fleet on the conditions of the South Seas which he knew well. He finished the war as the commanding officer of the USS Sumner. After the war, Irving and Exy kept exploring the world until the 1960s and documented their voyages in books, articles, and National Geographic videos. In 2003, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute honored Irving and Exy by naming twin brigantines in their honor.

Scope & Content


The Clifton Johnson Collection consists of a mix of professional and personal material, including manuscripts, notes, printed articles, diaries, correspondence, legal documents, photographs, artwork, scrapbooks, and ephemera. The bulk of the written material and the photographs range from circa 1890 to circa 1930. Artwork by Johnson is nearly all pen and ink illustrations. Many of these, as well as numerous photographs were intended to accompany his articles and books. His extensive correspondence includes letters to and from friends like John Burroughs and Ray Stannard Baker, New York editors, family members, and fans of his work.

The material represents Johnson’s wide interests in local history, farming, children’s literature and education, literary figures, and personalities of New England.  Johnson was especially interested in the local history of Hockanum and Hadley, and the collection includes many stories on local characters and practices.  He was also very interested in the “old time” ways of living and farming from the late 1700s through the mid-1800s.  Also included are Johnson writings, photographs, and artwork completed during trips to rural England, Scotland, Ireland, and France from about 1900.

This collection is organized into 10 series:

Extent


45 manuscript boxes, 39 boxes of negatives, 1 box of lantern slides, 5 oversize boxes, multiple paintings stored on vertical racks

​Access Restrictions


The collection is open to research. Due to their fragile nature, access to the glass plate negatives is restricted.

​Provenance


The Clifton Johnson Collection began with Johnson's first donation in 1939, which mostly comprised Johnson's personal schoolbook collection of over 1,000 volumes of 17th, 18th, and 19th-century schoolbooks. Over the years various acquisitions were made, and a large donation of Johnson's photographs, glass plate negatives, and personal papers was received in 1987. In 2005, 600 pieces of original artwork by Johnson were donated to the collection. It is an active collection with new accessions arriving through purchase and by gifts from Johnson family members and friends.

​Preferred Citation


(Folder Name), Clifton Johnson Collection, Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Processing Information


Photographs were first processed in 1987. Papers and artwork were processed by Kirstin Kay in 2006. Photographs were digitized from 2015-2019 by Cynthia Harbeson, ZP, FB, and Marcin Marszalek. Illustrations were digitized from 2018-2019 by Astrid (?), Mark (?), and Marcin Marszalek. An inventory of the negatives was created from 2018-2019 by Katherine Whitcomb. The finding aid was last updated in 2022 by Katherine Whitcomb.

Related Materials in Special Collections


  • Clifton Johnson Schoolbook Collection: Over 1000 volumes of 17th, 18th, and 19th-century schoolbooks which range from almanacs to spellers, on topics from arithmetic to zoology. While the majority are American imprints, there are a number of English and foreign language texts. 
  • Johnson Editions Collection: Nearly complete collection of the 125 volumes authored, illustrated, or edited by Clifton Johnson. The collection includes first editions, editions owned and marked by Johnson and family members, and later reprints.
  • Digital versions of many of Clifton Johnson’s photographs are available on the Digital Amherst website.

Related Materials in Other Institutions


  • Irving and Electa Johnson Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut
  • Johnson's Bookstore Collection, Springfield History Library and Archives, Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield, Massachusetts

Series Descriptions



Series 1: Writings, circa 1876-1931


Series 1 is organized alphabetically by title and contains notes, observations, short stories, and manuscripts, both published and unpublished. The length of individual writings ranges from a page to almost two hundred, and several include mockups and illustrations. Topics cover both fiction and non-fiction stories, especially the history and inhabitants of the Hockanum and Hadley areas. Much of the material was written after 1890, though some can be dated earlier by his handwriting.

Series 2: Diaries and Journals, 1881-1922


Series 2 is arranged chronologically and contains diaries, journals, and writings from Clifton Johnson’s life in Hadley, MA. Most date from when he was 15 to 22 years old. He also kept journals of various trips in Western Massachusetts, New York, and England.

Series 3: Articles and Booklets, circa 1885-1910


Series 3 contains the articles that Clifton Johnson wrote and illustrated for periodicals, newspapers and magazines. Folders are organized alphabetically by publication title. Articles within are sorted chronologically. See also Clifton Johnson’s ledger of article titles from 1881-1899 in Subjects: Johnson, Clifton -- Bibliography for additional article titles not held by the Jones Library. 

Series 4: Correspondence, 1882-1929


Series 4 is divided into two subseries, Subseries A: Incoming Correspondence and Subseries B: Outgoing Correspondence. Both are organized alphabetically by correspondent. 

Series 5: Book Contracts and Legal Documents, 1881-1937

Series 5 is divided into two subseries:

Subseries A: Book Contracts - Contains contracts for books with various publishing companies, including initial contracts and occasionally amendments to contracts between Johnson and the publishing companies for payments and royalties.

Subseries B: Legal Documents - Contains two certificates of copyright registration and several personal legal documents.

Series 6: Photographs and Negatives, 1888-1932 


Series 6 is divided into two subseries:

Subseries A: Photographs - This subseries contains approximately 3,000 photographs by Johnson and many depict rural areas of New England, especially the Hadley and Hockanum areas of western Massachusetts, and the farmer at work and children at play. This collection covers every state in the contiguous United States as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and the Netherlands. Many of the images have been published in articles or books written by Johnson and others. This subseries is arranged first by notable individuals and subjects, then alphabetically by geographical location.  A separate index listing information about each individual image within Subseries A has been created - please contact Special Collections for more information. Many scanned images are also viewable through the Digital Amherst website.

Subseries B: Negatives - This subseries contains approximately 1,300 glass plate negatives, 800 interpositives and safety negatives, and 50 lantern slides. This subseries is first separated by negative type and then follows the arrangement of Subseries A. A separate index matching items within Series 6 has been created - please contact Special Collections for more information.

Series 7: Artwork, 1888-1932


All artwork is by Clifton Johnson and most was completed in pen and ink, ink wash, gouache, or pencil. Works in color are primarily limited to oil paintings and one watercolor, all of landscapes. This series also contains some printer’s proofs of artwork (filed with the originals). The artwork is particularly strong in landscapes of western Massachusetts; rural villages and people of England, Ireland, Scotland, and France; drawings of 18th and 19th century household utensils and objects; drawings of children or for children’s stories; and drawings based on photographs by Johnson.

Series 7 is divided into three subseries:
Subseries A: Published Illustrations - All artwork in this subseries has been identified as being published in a book or article, and have been sorted alphabetically by the earliest known publication name (some items were printed in multiple publications). Whenever possible, items are marked on the back of the piece with publication and page number. Items include drawings, mockups, and some printer’s proofs. All titles either come from the work itself or are based on subject matter. In cases where the title of the image does not match the title in a publication, the published title is included in the description.

Subseries B: Pen and Ink Drawings - Unpublished pen and ink drawings. Several drawings that were grouped with published material, particularly those for the Amherst College Olio, moved to this subseries when the collection was re-processed. They are filed alphabetically by subject, which includes some titles being treated as subjects.

Subseries C: Other Artwork - Covers all other artwork, including ink wash, gouache and oversize drawings, all paintings and a sketchbook with pencil drawings. Items in the manuscript boxes are filed alphabetically by title/subject. This is all other artwork by Clifton Johnson that does not fall into the previous subseries. All artwork is on paper, unless otherwise noted.

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1879-1901


Series 8 contains 15 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings including articles by various authors, ads, cartoons, and magazine artwork. Some clippings appear to be missing or removed. The volumes are organized chronologically. While some scrapbooks had notes as to when they were kept, others did not, so the date or date range was devised from the clippings in each volume. This does not mean, however, that this is when Johnson actually assembled the scrapbook.

Series 9: Subject Files, circa 1887-2000


Series 9 consists of subject files relating to Clifton Johnson, his life, and acquaintances. These materials include biographical information, newspaper clippings, reviews, ephemera, the score and lyrics to Song of Hadley (lyrics written by Johnson), and several essays written about Johnson. It also contains reference material on the Clifton Johnson Schoolbooks collection and bibliographical notebooks he kept on his publications and illustrations.

Series 10: Johnson Family Papers, circa 1900-2018


Series 10 contains subject files on other Johnson family members. These include biographies of his wife Anna and children Arthur, Irving, Margaret, and Roger. Materials from his son Roger include school age diaries, scrapbooks, photographs of caves explored in the 1930s and 1940s, and one VHS tape about Roger’s bicycle collection, horsemanship, and Connecticut River floods. Other materials include newspaper clippings and programs about the opening of Johnson Hall at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in honor of Johnson’s wife Anna McQueston Johnson, a renowned promoter of education.

Series 1: Writings, circa 1876-1931



Please note: This is a basic title list - for more detailed item information, please download the Series 1 section of the Finding Aid here.



 Box Folder  Title Date
1 The Abolitionist
[after 1890]
1 Adventures of a Photographer
[circa 1900 - 1930]
1 Adventures with a Rubber Boot
[circa 1895]
1 American Negro
[circa 1910]
1 Artist – Elbridge Kingsley
1897 August
1 6 At the Edge of the Woods
See also Oldest Inhabitants
circa 1890 and 1898 October
1 Auction 1900
1900 March 28
1 Aunt Drusilla
[circa 1890]
1 Aunt Ruby
1893 - 1895
1 10 Autobiography Notes
1924 July 17
1 11 Bartlett Diary – Hockanum
[after 1890]
1 12 Bicknells
1894 October 15
1 13 Big Farm – Beginnings
[after 1896]
1 14 Big Farm – Children
[after 1896]
1 15 Big Farm – Horses
[after 1896]
1 16 Big Farm – Malaria
[after 1896]
1 17 Big Farm – Odds
[after 1896]
1 18 Boy Lost!
[after 1890]
1 19 Brooms
[after 1890]
1 20 Canada, Alaska, Mexico
[after 1915?]
1 21 Canoe Club
[1920?]
1 22 Captain Slocum: The Man Who Sailed Alone Around the World
1902
1 23 Childhood Picture Parade of the States
[after 1915]
1 24 Civil War
[after 1890]
1 25 Civilization and the Indians
[after 1890]
1 26  A Colonial Captive
[after 1890]
1 27 The Cooper, Septimius Barstow
[after 1890]
1 28 Copied Notes
circa 1885 - circa 1901
1 29 The Cotton Mill Operations of New England
[after 1890]
1 30 Country Fire
circa 1888
1 31 Country of the Girl Queen
See Series 3: Harper’s Bazaar for published version (Box 8, Folder 13); see Series 7, Subseries A for original illustration
[after 1890; article published in 1900]
2 1 Daylight Saving
after 1924
2 2 Dreadful Creature
[after 1890]
2 3 Early works – 1870s
 1870s
2 4 Early works – 1882-1883
 1882-1883
2 5 Early works – 1885
 1885
2 6 Early works – 1886-1888
 1886-1888
2 7 Early works – Undated (1)
 undated
2 8 Early works – Undated (2)
 undated
2 9 Early works – Howler, Proverbs, Rat
 undated
2 10 English Odds
[1890s]
2 11 English Railroads
[1890s]
2 12 Ferry
[after 1890]
2 13 Field-Life Around a Schoolhouse
[circa 1890]
2 14 First Fourth of July
1907 Jul 04
2 15 Flood
after 1927
2 16 Getting Ready for Santa Claus
[after 1896]
2 17 Good-for-nothing
[after 1890]
2 18 Gossip and Odds
circa 1893 - circa 1900
2 19 Hadley Odds
[after 1890]
2 20 Hadley - Old Mr. Goodman
[after 1890]
2 21 Heredity in a Country Village
[after 1890]
2 22 Historic Hampshire
 [1931]
2 23 Hockanum in the Past
1887 February
2 24 Hockanum School
[after 1890]
2 25 Howells: On Trail of W.D. Howells in Ohio
1917 May 29
2 26 Hudson Maxim
circa 1920
3 1 In an Old Burying Ground
[after 1890]
3 2 The Irish
[after 1890]
3 3 It Must Be Done!
[after 1890]
3 4 Jacob Abbott
[after 1890]
3 5 Kite and Horse-chestnut
[1891?]
3 6 Life
[after 1890]
3 7 Life in a Country School
[after 1890]
3 8 Lincoln Address
1909
3 9 List of Possible Book Titles  
 [circa 1910s?]
3 10 Literary Curiosities
 [after 1890]
3 11 Little Dog Turpie and the Hobyahs
 [after 1890]
3 12 Local Odds
[after 1890]
3 13 Long, Lazy Hamlet
[after 1890]
3 14 Loose Writings
undated
3 15 Maine Coast
[after 1890]
3 16 Memorandum book
[1910s?]
3 17 Memorial Day Exercises at Hockanum
1932
3 18 Methodists and Freethinkers
[after 1890]
3 19 Milkman
[after 1890]
3 20 Millet
[after 1890]
3 21 Mill-girl’s Lover
[circa 1910s?]
3 22 Mt. Holyoke
[probably after 1915]
3 23 Newspaper, the Magazine, and the Public
[circa 1899]
3 24 Night at a Country Store
[probably after 1890]
4 1 Odds
[probably after 1890]
4 2 Of Praise and Blame
[after 1890] 
4 3 Old Fashioned Garden
[probably after 1890]
4 4 Old Gris’ell
[probably after 1890]
5 Old Man Herrick
[probably after 1890]
6 Oldest Inhabitants
Probably about 1898
7 Old-time Farm Family
[probably after 1890]
8 Old-time Life in New England
[probably after 1890]
4 9-12 Oldtown Chronicles
[after 1924]
13-14 Old Town in New England - notebooks
[after 1890]
1 Old Town in New England – typescript
[after 1890]
5 2 Pageant of the Children’s Year
[after 1915]
3 Paris
1899
4 Parsons Cook – Australia
[probably after 1928]
5 Parsons Cook – Civil War
[after 1890]
6 Parsons Cook – Hadley
probably 1928
5 7 Parsons Cook - What They Say: autograph manuscript
[probably 1928]
 5 8 Plish and Plum
[after 1890]
9 Political Economy of a Flag Raising on School Grounds
circa 1888
10 Population, etc.
after 1924
5 11 Prize Offer
[probably after 1890]
12 Professor Alvord
[probably after 1890]
5 13 Prophet
[probably after 1890]
14 Pueblo Fairy Tale
[probably after 1905]
15 Queer Yankee
[after 1890]
16 Quonce
1887 February
17 Quotations and sayings
circa 1890-1910 
18 Roads
[after 1919]
19 Robin Hood Tales Everyone Should Know
[after 1890] 
20 Robinson Crusoe
[1931?]
21 Rosina’s Garden
[probably after 1890]
22 Rural Philosopher
[after 1890] 
23 Russell – Stuart’s Grandfather
[probably after 1890]
24 Rustic Poetess
[circa 1904] 
6 1 Sara H. Johnson
[after 1890] 
6 2 Sayings
[probably 1880s]
6 3 School and Home Series
[1894] 
4 School Diary
circa 1895
5 School Fuss 1897
1897
6 School Notes
after 1916
7 Search for Treasure
circa 1892
8 Second Cabin on an Ocean Greyhound
[after 1894] 
9 Sense and Sentiment
See Series 3: The Outlook for published version
circa 1894; article published 1895 February 23
10 Shakers
[circa 1931] 
11 Sheep
[after 1890]
12 Smiths 1894
1894 August - October
6 13 Snow in Woods
1900 March 26
14 Some Ne’er-do-wells
[probably after 1890]
15 Sound Bodies
after 1915
16 Story of the Hornbook
See Series 3: The Interior for published article.
after 1896; article published 1905
17 Story of the New England Primer
See also Literary Curiosities and Johnson’s Old-Time Schools and School Books (1904)
[after 1890]
18 Tale of Two Arrows
[after 1890]
19 Talk – Cambridge  
1909 February 17
20 Thanksgiving
[probably after 1890]
21 Tobacco
[probably after 1890]
22 Tower Place
See also Series 2 Diaries and Journals: “Camping Cummington, 1888”
[1888 August]
23 Uncle Amazy’s Boarder
[after 1890] 
24 Valley Vista Farm Visitors
[probably after 1915]
6 25 Washington’s Birthday
1893
26 Water
[probably after 1890]
27 Weather
[after 1894]
6 28 What I Do and What I See – A School Diary
See also Series 7: Subseries A
[after 1890] 
29 When We Were Young, M-Z
[probably after 1890]
30 White Lies
[probably after 1890]
31 Widow Lois
[probably after 1890]
32 Wild Animals - Hunter, Trapper and Fisherman
[probably 1870s] 
33 Wonderful Hen
See Series 5: Subseries A for letters regarding possible publication
circa 1921 
34 World War
1917-1919

Series 2: Diaries and Journals, 1881-1922

Please Note: This is a basic title list - for more detailed item information please download the Series 2 section of the Finding Aid here.


Box   Folder Description Date
7 1 1881 and 1882 Clifton Johnson’s Diary Age 15
1881 January 1 -
1882 September 28
2 1882 and 1883
1882 October 1 -
1883 December 31
3 Diary 1884
1884 January 1 -
1885 February 28
4 Diary for 1885
1885 March 1 -
December 31
4 Trip to Framingham Chautanqua
1885 July 20-29
5 Diary of C. Johnson 1886
1886 January 1 -
October 31
6 First Trip to N.Y. 1886 – January 6
1886 January 6-13
6 Camping Out West Chesterfield 1886 – Aug. 8-14
1886 August 8-14
7 Diary of C. Johnson 1886 and 1887
1886 November 1 - 1887 August 26
8 Trip to N.Y. 1887
1887 January 10-21
9 1887 – 1888 Diary
1887 September 1 -
1888 November 7
10 New York 1888
1888 March
10 Sunday Morning in a Negro Church
[1888 March?]
10 Camping - Cummington 1888
1888 August
11 Cummington Camping 1889
1889 July 30 - August 6
11 N.Y. Dec. 15 1889
1889 December 15;
1890 January 5
7 11 N.Y. Mission
1890 March
11 Franklin County
1890 October 24-29
7 12 Whately Glen
1891
12 Winter Hills 1892
1892
12 Hampden, 1892
circa 1892 September 30
13 Recent Hockanum
1893 - 1900
13 Berkshire 1893
1893 April
13 West Chesterfield 1893
1893 September 1-5
13 Whittier Home
1893 October 18
13 Oct. 1893
1893 October
13 Crossing the Atlantic
[1894 March 28 - June]
13 England – Chester, Wales, Shrewsbury
[1894 April - 1894 May?]
13 London
[1894 May?]
14 With Mr. Howells
1895
14 Trip to Hills
1896 April 2-3;
1896 September 23-27; 1896 November 3-4
14 Trip to Hills 1897
1897 May 19-23;
1897 September 
14 Poughkeepsie Fight
1897 September 6
7 14 July 5
1890s? July
14 Block Island
circa 1890s?
15 New Ashford June 2 1901
1901 June 2
15 Berkshire 1904
1904 July 25-27
15 Train Springfield to Holyoke
1915 March 17
15 Hoosac Mt., Vermont, Lake George, Adirondacks 1922
1922 June 4-8

Series 3: Articles & Booklets, circa 1885-1910


Please note: This is a basic title list - for more detailed item information please download the Series 3 section of the Finding Aid here.



Box  Folder  Publication Title/Article Title and Description Date
1 The American Agriculturist  
    A Backyard Pet
[1894 November 3]
2 The American Bookmaker
    Elbridge Kingsley: The Artist-Engraver 1885 December
3 The Bookman
    The Autograph Hunter's Treadmill [1895 April] 
    Chronicle and Comment 1897 January
4 Boston Evening Transcript  
    The Literary Cigarette: How the Cigarette Has Crept into Respectable Literature  1900 May 9
    A Dutch Sunday: Scenes at a Country Church Service in Holland 1900 December 8
OV1  1 Boston Herald  
    Artist Turns Author to Explain His Pictures
1904 September 20
5 Canal Society of New York State
    A Canal-boat Voyage on the Hudson
1962
6 The Christian Union
    Winter Life in New England 1893 January 28
    New England Winters - To the Editors of The Christian Union 
1893 February 18
    Correspondence: New England Country Life; Another Rejoinder; Still Another
1893 March 4
    How People Live: X. New England Farm Life 1893 March 11
    The New England Lyceum - To the Editors of The Christian Union 1893 March 25
7 The Circle
    Old-Time Maple Sugar Making 1907 March
8 The Congregationalist
    New England's Birthplace 1893 December 21
    Old-time Holidays 1894 November 22
    The Isles of Shoals and Their Deserted Church
1895 July 25
    The Pilgrim's Holland 1895 December 12
    Camera Hints for Young People 1897 May 13
    What Children Can Do In Country Towns 1901 May 4
    Yankee Characteristics from a Hill-Town Farmer's Point of View 1902 November 22
    It Must Be Done!: Unusual things accomplished by a Minister, a Country Parish, and a Man-in-love-with-a-Meetinghouse
1926 September 2
9 Country Life in America
    Home-Made Carpets 1906 June
10 Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly
    Girl Undergraduates: The Lighter side of life at Smith College
[1899 July]
11 Good Housekeeping
    Miss Winifred’s Last Valentine 
[1899 February] 
    Three Littleville Ghosts
[1901 January]
    The Window Plants
[1901 March]
    A Market Day
[1901 September] 
    The Cook Who Sailed Alone
see also Series 1 (Box 1, Folder 22)
1903 February
    The Frog, the Mouse and the Hawk; Why the Mud-Turtle Lives in the Water [1904 July]
    Mr Rabbit Gets de Bes’ of Mr Lion an’ Mr Tiger [1905 October]
12 Hadley: The Regicides, Indian and General History 
1895 May 7
OV1  1 Hampshire County Journal
    Cover design and multiple illustrations 1887 October
13 Harper's Bazaar
    The Land of the Girl Queen
see also Series 1 (Box 1, Folder 31) 
1900 June 16
OV1  2 Harper's Weekly
    The People of the Green Mountains 1902 July 26
14 Harper's Young People
    Horse-Chestnut Men 1891 February 17
8 15 House and Garden

The Rural Homes of England 1904 April
16 How Paper is Made 
[1893]
8 17 The Interior
    School Compositions 1895 August 15
    A Country Nature Club
see also Series 7: Subseries A: Interior Magazine for original illustrations
1898 April 14
    Juliana Horatia Ewing: The Little Body with a Mighty Heart
see also Series 7: Subseries A: Interior Magazine
1899 April 20
    Home of an English Nature Writer 1901 July 11
    Old-Time Nature Lover 1902 August 14
    A Rustic Poetess 1905 January 19
    Grandmother's Schooldays 1905 August 3
    The Story of the Horn Book 1907 November 28
 
Ladies Home Journal
18 A Day in the Country School 1898 March
OV1  3 Wedding and a Question 1902 June
19 New England Homestead  
    Some Whats and a Bogie   [1892 May 26]
    Bringing Home the Christmas Tree
1894 December 22 
    A Thanksgiving Pumpkin
1898 November 19
    A New Year’s Eve Exhibition circa 1900
    A Gallery of Portraits  circa 1900
    The Face of a Clock  1901 or 1907 January
    The Ship of State undated
    Partial article about the unveiling of a soldiers’ memorial given by William H. Gaylord to the town of South Hadley circa 1896
20 New England Magazine
    Winter Twilight
[1893 December]
    Tin-Peddler's Cart
[1899 August]
    An Historic Town in Connecticut
1902 July
    Cape Cod Folks 1902 August
    Some New England Superstitions
1906 October
    The Winter of the New England Poets 1909 December
21 A New England Vacation
[1894] 
22 New World Pilgrims at Old World Shrines
1896 
23 New York Herald  
    Behind Southern Prison Bars as a Suspected Spy
1918 May 5 
24 The New York Tribune  
    Schools in the Days of Lincoln  1909 January 31
    Schools in Washington’s Time  1909 February 21 
25 The Outing Magazine
    Up in the Berkshires
1905 October 
    Our Imported Pests: Weed Tramps of the Vegetable Kingdom – The Gypsy Moth a National Menace 1906 April
26 The Outlook
    Suggestions for Small Book-Buyers
1893 December 30
    The Old-Time New England Sabbath
1893 November 25
    The Writer and the Rest of the World: By W. D. Howells
1894 March 31
    A Boy's Hunting 1894 June 9
    The Bryant Centennial 1894 August 25
    A Country Home Culture Club 1894 December 8
    A School-house Christmas 1894 December 15
    Ideals for a Country Town: By the Rt. Rev. F. D. Huntington, Bishop of Central New York
1894 December 22
    Sense and Sentiment: By W.D. Howells 
1895 February 23
    Concerning Mr. Joseph Peanut
1895 March 23
    The Scrap-Book Habit 1895 June 1
    Home Culture: By George W. Cable
1895 June 8
    Guy Fawkes' Day
1895 November 2
    The Picturesque in American Life and Nature: By Charles Dudley Warner
1898 January 1
    Glimpses of Life in France  1899 January 7
    The Newspaper, the Magazine, and the Public: By Richard Watson Gilder
1899 February 4
    Midsummer in an Old Pasture 1899 July 1
    The Mantelpiece Turtles
1899 December 2
    Chickens, Pigs and People (article by Booker T. Washington, photographs by Johnson)
1901 June 1
27 The Outlook: digital reprints printed 2018  
    Williams College – A Centennial Sketch  1893 October 21
    A Summer Day’s Observations: By John Burroughs (Part I)
1894 September 15
    A Summer Day’s Observations: By John Burroughs (Part II)
1894 September 22
    English Christmas Plays 1896 December 12
    The Peasants’ Ireland 1897 April 3
    An Irish Writer and Her Home 1897 December 5
    An English Village Worthy 1899 May 6
    The Lakes of Killarney 1899 November 4
    The Village of Jean Francois Millet 1900 February 3
    A Town of Modern Miracles 1900 July 7
    An Irish Monastery 1901 February 2
    The Crofters of Skye 1901 November 2
    When The White Mountains Are White 1902 March 1
    Tuskegee, A Typical Alabama Town 1902 November 1
    The Country of the Tar-Maker 1903 November 7
    The Old-Time District School 1904 March 5
    The Life of the Pueblo 1910 April 23
28 The Outlook: covers
    Thanksgiving 1893
1893 November 25
    Midwinter 1894
1894 January 20
    Thanksgiving 1894
1894 November 17
  Midwinter 1895 1895 January 26
    Easter 1895 1895 April 13
29 Puritan
    When the Minister Came to Tea (photographs by Johnson)
1900 January
30 Reader's Guide
    Notes by Clifton Johnson to Some Degree Accounting for Himself [circa 1924]
OV1  4 Saturday Evening Post  
    Photography and Art  1900 November 24
    Photographing Life 1900 December 8
8 31 Springfield Homestead  
    The Anticipated Moment (photograph)
1904 December 10 
32 Springfield Republican  
    Incidents of Fortune Seeking in California Forty Years Ago  [1892]
    Thackeray on Endowment Orders 1893 March
    Night Before Christmas – A Hint for St Nicholas (illustration)
1895 December 22
    Some Old-Time Spelling Books – Points for Young Puritans 1904 January 29
8 33 St. Nicholas
    Bean-Bag Song (illustration by Johnson)
1897 October
    Life on the Mantel-shelf 1904 May
34 The Village
    Our Forest Fires 1906 December
8 35 Wide Awake
    Opening the Fishing Season (illustration)
[1893 March]
36 Unknown Periodicals
 
    New and Interesting Books: “A Novel Which is Remarkable, to Say the Least”
[1902 June 20] 
    “The Galloping of the Mountain” and “At Hockanum under the Shadow of Mount Holyoke”
(two of Johnson’s photographs)
undated 

Series 4: Correspondence, 1882-1929



Please Note: This is a basic folder-level list. For item-level information, please download the Series 4 section of the Finding Aid here.



Subseries A: Incoming Correspondence



Box  Folder  Description/Correspondent Date 
9 1 A (General)
Abbot, Lawrence F.; Abbott, Lyman; Allen, Francis; Allen, Francis H.; Allis, George;
American Book Company; American Bookmaker; Atkinson, Charles F; Authors' League of America
 
9 2 B (General)
Bainbridge, Captain & Mrs.; Barton, Bruce; Berry, Chief Constable William; Betts, Lillian W.;
Blackwell, Alice Stone; Blake, Jessie Osborn; Bok, Edward W.; Bowles, Samuel; Bradley, Will;
Bridgman, H. A.; Bridgman, Thomas; Bryant, Arthur D.; Burroughs, Curtis; Burroughs, Julian
 
3 Baker, Ray Stannard 1911-1927 
9 4 Barlow, Jane 1897-1901
9 5 Barrie, J. M. 1895 
9 6 Bartley, William T. 1914-1919 
9 7 Bicknell, C. C. 1887-1915, undated 
9 8 Burroughs, John 1894-1920
9 9 C (General)
Cable, G. W.; Cable, George W.; Cahill, James; Cain, Mark E.; Chamberlin, J. E.; Champney, Ina;
Chapin, Jennie B.; Chapin, William; Christman, Henry; Clark, John W.; Clarke, Christopher;
Cleaves, W. P.; Cobb; Cook, C. A.; Cook, Waldo; Cooke, Sarah H.; Curtis, E. W.; Cutler, Alfred William
 
10 Carver, George Washington 1902 
9 11 Coolidge, Calvin 1916, 1918 
12 D (General)
D.C. Heath & Co.; Darcy, W. C.; Davis, John P.; Davol, R.; Dawson, George P.; de Veer, Helen;
Dodd, Mead and Co.; Dole, Nathan Haskell
 
9 13 DeLoach, R. J. H. 1908-1909 
9 14 E (General)
Edwards, W. J.; Emerson, Thomas A.
 
9 15 F (General)
Fitzgerald, Desmond; Flanagan, James; French, J. W.; Fuller, F. C.
 
9 16 French, Daniel Chester 1919 
9 17 G (General)
Gillet, Frederick; Gladden, Washington; Goodman, Clara
 
9 18 Garland, Hamlin 1922, undated 
9 19 H (General)
Hall, Florence; Hammond, H. E. ; Hammond, J. C.; Hammond, Thomas J.; Hartt, Rollin L.;
Harvey, George; Hay, W. B.; Heath, Arnold; Hine, Thomas A.; Hinman, Russell; Houghton, Mifflin & Co.; Hudson, O. B.; Huntington, Bishop [Frederic Dan]
 
20 Hawkes, Clarence 1892, 1913 
9 21 Hiller, Lejaren 1908-1909 
10 1 Hitchcock, Ripley 1894, 1897 
10 2 Howells, William Dean 1892-1917 
10 3 I (General)
Irvine, Alexander
 
10 4 J (General)
Jefferson, Mark; Jerrard, E. H.; Jewett, [John H.]; Johnson, S. H.; Johnson, Walter; Johnson, William Martin
 
10 5 Jenks, Tudor 1895, 1909-1911 
10 6 Johnson, Charles E. 1888, 1906 
10 7 Johnson, Henry 1896 
10 8 Johnson, Jeannette 1888-1896 
10 9 Johnson, Jeannette & Nettie 1888-1896 
10 10 Johnson, Margaret 1911, 1921 
10 11 Johnson, Nettie 1882, 1888-1891, 1896 
10 12 Johnston, John H. 1916-1922 
10 13 K (General)
Kellogg, Eva D.; Kidder, Anna; Kiely, Maurice; Knerr, Harry O.
 
10 14 Kingsley, Elbridge 1886-1888 
10 15 L (General)
Liebold, E. G.; Lincoln, John Sylvester; Longfellow, C. H.; Longfellow, Charles H.; Lorimer, George N.;
Lovell, Hope L.; Lowe, John A.; Lyman, Jennie A.
 
10 16 Lincoln, Joseph C. 1911, 1922 
10 17 Lodge, H. C. [Henry Cabot] 1911, 1914, 1918 
10 18 M (General)
Mabie, H. W.; Mabie, Hamilton; MacQueston, C. W.; Macraitod, D. (Tod); Maney, John Arthur;
Marsh, Emily; McQueston, Mrs.; Merrill, Mrs. Nelson W.; Mills, John; Moffat, Adelene; Moore, H. H.;
Moore, Waldo C.; Morse, Cora E.
 
10  19 Marsh, E. C.  1906 
10 20 Maxim, Hudson 1923, 1924 
10 21 N (General)
N. H. W.; Newell, P. I.; Newstead, Robert; Norton, C. E.
 
10 22 O (General)
O'Connell, L.
 
10 23 P (General)
Page, Walter H.; Park, Robert E.; Parker, W. B.; Penfield, Edward; Pentecost, Hugh O.; Perkins, Lucy;
Perry, Bliss; Phillips, J. S.; Piatt, Robert L.; Pierce, Mrs. J. H.; Pitkin, A. L. H.; Pollock, Channing;
Pratt, Dwight Mallory; Prouty, O. W.
 
10 24 Parrish, Maxfield 1901, 1907
11  1 R (General)
Reynolds, Florence; Rhood, E.; Rice, William; Richards, Alfred T.; Richardson, Joseph;
Root, N. F.; Rowell, George P.
 
11  2-5 Richardson, Harriet R.  1888-1895 
11 6 Riverbend School  1894-1895 
11 7 S (General)
Sanborn, [?]; Sanger, Charles R.; Sargent, Walter; Scribner, Charles; Searles, W. S.;
Sharpe, Luke; Shillerston, M.; Shipman, M. N.; Slocum, Joshua; Slocum, Victor J.; Smillet, Claire;
Smith, T. E.; Snow, Charles A.; Spaulding, C. M.; Spencer, Henry F.; Stanwood, Edward
 
11 8 Smith, Frank H., M.D. 1909, 1923-1924 
11 9 Stoner, Jr., Winifred “Cherie” and Stoner, Winifred Sackville 1911, 1916 
11 10 T (General)
Taft-Bayne, Julia; Talladay, Frank H.; Tapper, [?]; Taylor, J. G.; Thayer, Charles S.; Thompson [editor]; Thompson, Laura; Tompkins, The Misses; Tower, James E.; Townsend, R. D.; Twomey, J.; Tyrrell, Henry
 
11  11 U (General)
Underwood, Pierce
 
11 12 V (General)
Vanhorn, S.; VanSickle, James H.; Vincent, J. H.
 
11 13 W (General)
Warner, Charles F.; Weeks, John W., Woolley, Mary E.; Wynne, Madeline Yale
 
11 14 Warner, Charles Dudley 1897 
11 15 Washington, Booker T. 1901 
11 16 Wilson, Woodrow 1912, 1922 
11 17 Y (General)
Young, C.; Young, Charles; Youth's Companion
 
11 18 Envelopes 1905-1908 

Subseries B: Outgoing Correspondence



Box Folder Correspondent Date
12 1 Burroughs, John 1896-1917
12 2 Hadley School Committee 1903
12 3 Johnson, Anna McQueston 1893-1916
12 4 Johnson, Charles E. 1888
12 5 Johnson, Jeannette & Nettie 1888-1895
12 6 Johnson, Walter DeForest 1903-1904
12  7 Krily, Maurice 1890
12 8 Lyman, Enos  1910
12 9 McQueston, John 1896
12 10 Miss Minnie 1889
12 11-14 Richardson, Harriet R. 1887-1896
12 15 Rutter, Margaret Johnson 1915-1928
12  16 Thayer, Charlie 1890
12  17 Thayer, Harry 1889
12 18 Thayer, Laura 1889-1890
12 19 Thayer, Lucy 1889-1890
12 20 Thayer, Lucy, Laura, & Harry 1886-1889

Series 5: Book Contracts and Legal Documents, 1896-1937



Series 5 is divided into two subseries: Book Contracts and Legal Documents. The bulk of the series is contracts for books with various publishing companies.



Subseries A: Book Contracts



 Box Folder  Description
 Date
13 1 Adventures of a Country Boy 1914 June 4
13  Alice in Wonderland 1915 March 25 
13  Along French Byways 1900 January 24
13  Among English Hedgerows
Original contract and later codicil altering the terms of the royalty agreement for this and Along French Byways, The Isle of the Shamrock, and The Land of the Heather
1898 November 19;
1925 June 12 
13  Andersen Fairy Tales 1918 March 18 
13  Artemus Ward's Best Stories 1912 April 26
13  Baron Munchausen
(book never published)
1918 March 4
13  Battleground Adventures of the Civil War 1915 October 27 
13  Bedtime Wonder Tales 1919 May 15
13  10  Being a Boy
Letter to Johnson detailing royalty information for illustrations. Not a formal contract.
1896 March 13 
13  11  Birch Tree Fairy Book
Original contract and later letter altering the terms of the royalty agreement for this and the Oak Tree Fairy Book.
1906 November 10;
1919 July 11 
13  12  Book of Country Clouds and Sunshine 1896 October 7
13  13  Book of Fairy-tale Bears 1913 August 8
13  14 Book of Fairy-tale Foxes 1914 February 3
13  15 Boy on a Farm 1902 March 14
13  16 Canoeing in the Wilderness 1916 January 27
13  17 Cape Cod
Telegram confirming intent to publish. Not a formal contract.
1908 January 15 
13  18 Child’s History of England
Royalty agreement for the forty-eight photographic illustrations provided by Johnson
1899 March 8
13  19  Don Quixote 1898 November 19
13  20  Elm Tree Fairy Book 1908 July 3
13  21  Fairy Tales Everyone Should Know 1920 June 22
13  22  Fir Tree Fairy Book 1912 August 23
13  23  Highways and Byways of California
Alteration to terms of royalty agreement
1925 May 28 
13  24  Highways and Byways of Florida 1917 November 17
13  25  Highways and Byways of the Great Lakes 1910 July 25
13  26  Highways and Byways of the Mississippi Valley 1905 December 1 
13  27  Highways and Byways of New England 1914 October 13 
13  28  Highways and Byways of the Pacific Coast 1907 October 10
13  29  Highways and Byways of the Rocky Mountains 1909 December 29 
13  30  Highways and Byways of the South 1903 November 5
13  31 Highways and Byways from the St. Lawrence to Virginia 1913 February 20 
13  32  History of Hampden County 1934 September 25
13  33 Hobyahs (book/story never published?) 1918 March 4
13  34 Hudson Maxim Talks
Letter from Hudson Maxim regarding book terms, and contract from Doubleday. 
1924 February 29;
1924 April 21
13  35 Irish Idylls
Letter from Dodd, Mead & Co. regarding payment for illustrations. Not a formal contract.
1897 March 9
13  36 Isle of the Shamrock 1901 January 15
13  37 John Burroughs Talks
Includes two letters from Houghton Mifflin regarding Burroughs’ dismay over poor book sales.
1921 December 7;     1922 March 6 & 15
13  38  Land of Heather 1903 February 5
13  39 Little Folks Book of Verse, Mother Goose Rhymes, Narrative Bible
Two requests for permission to republish. Not formal contracts.
1911 April 18; 
1916 November 28 
13  40 Lorna Doone
Agreement to use Johnson’s photographs.
1900 May 14
13  41 Maine Woods
Letter of interest from Houghton Mifflin and subsequent contract.
1908 October 27;
1908 December 1 
13  42 New England
Addendum to the original contract.
1922 January 18
13  43 New England and Its Neighbors
Original contract and later indenture altering details of royalty payments.
1901 January 15;
1923 January 3
13  44 New England Country 1892 June 14
13  45 Oak Tree Fairy Book 1905 February 6
13  46 Old Time Schools and School Books
Original contract and later agreement regarding details of royalty payments.
1903 June 16;
1917 January 29 
13  47 Picturesque Hudson
Original contract and later agreement regarding details of royalty payments.
1909 April 29;
1915 February 2 
13  48 Picturesque St. Lawrence
Letter from Macmillan Company asking Johnson to write the book and subsequent contract.
1909 May 27;
1909 December 29 
13  49 Reynard the Fox
Original royalty agreement with the Dodge Publishing Company and later publishing contract with the Milton Bradley Company.
1918 March 4;
1924 June 12
13  50 Robinson Crusoe 1918 March 4
13  51 Sailing for Gold 1937 September 17
13  52 Songs Everyone Should Know 1909 March 5
13  53 Springfield, the City of Homes
Written agreement between Clifton Johnson, H.R. Johnson and Henry Hunting.
1901 November 18 
13  54 Stories of the Hudson
Johnson provided the introduction and illustrations.
1912 January 4 
13  55 Story of Johnny Cake 1917 March 20
13  56 Story of King Arthur 1916 January 21
13  57 Story of Two Boys 1906 June 8
13  58 Supplementary Reader Covering the Geography of New England
Contract states that the final title will be determined at a later date.
1916 January 8 
13  59 Tale of a Black Cat 1917 March 20
13  60 Thoreau
Letter regarding changes to the printing of the book.
1913 November 19
13  61 Waste Not Want Not Stories 1906 March 1 
13  62 Water Babies 1916 March 17
13  63 What to See in America 1917 December 10
13  64 Wonderful Hen
Two letters regarding copyright of original French story. No contracts. See Series 1 for manuscript.
1921 March 15 
13  65 Year in the Fields
Letter regarding royalties. Not a formal contract.
1896 April 1 

Subseries B: Legal Documents



Box Folder  Description
 Date
13  66  Copyright
Two certificates of copyright registration; correspondence and legal agreement with The Macaulay Co. regarding release of copyright.
1921-1928 
13  67  Financial
Receipts and checks from trips to Europe and Maine and a composition/account book. “Frank Nash” on cover of composition book, which was turned into an account book on the back pages. Handwriting does not look like Clifton Johnson’s.
1881-1908
13 68 Personal
Copy of birth record for Johnson, handwritten and typed addendum to his will, two legal agreements, and a summons to appear before the Grand Jury in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.
1927-1937

Series 6: Photographs and Negatives, 1888-1932



Please note: This is a basic folder-level list. For more detailed folder and box information, please download the Series 6 section of the Finding Aid here.



Subseries A: Photographs


Box Folder Title
14 1-8 Burroughs, John
14 9 Carver, George Washington
14 10 Kingsley, Elbridge
14 11-12 Maxim, Hudson 
14 13 Washington, Booker T.
15 1-9 Johnson Family
16 1-15 Museum Objects
17 1 Buildings
17 2 Children – Unidentified
17 3 Massachusetts – General
17 4 People – Unidentified
17 5 Scenes in Nature
17 6 Sea Voyages
17 7 Shakers
17 8-9 Canada
17 10 England – A
18 1-5 England – B-C to England - G-P
19 1-4 England – R-Se to England – Miscellaneous #2
19 5 France – A-C
20 1-3 France – D-M to France – Miscellaneous
20 4 Holland
20 5-8 Ireland – A-C to Ireland – Miscellaneous
20 9 Mexico
20 10-11 Scotland – A-G to Scotland – H-K
21 1-2 Scotland – L-W to Scotland – Miscellaneous
21 3-10 United States – Alabama to United States – Delaware
22 1-11 United States – Florida to United States – Maryland
23 1-20 United States – Massachusetts – Acton to Massachusetts – Chicopee
24 1-17 United States – Massachusetts – Cohasset to Massachusetts – Greenwich
25 1-11 United States – Massachusetts – Hadley
26 1-35 United States – Massachusetts – Hatfield to Massachusetts – Plainfield
27 1-39 United States – Massachusetts – Plymouth to Massachusetts – Zoar
28 1-10 United States – Michigan to United States – New Mexico
29 1-17 United States – New York
30 1-12 United States – North Carolina to United States – Utah
31 1-7 United States – Vermont to United States – Wyoming
OV1 5 France – “The Haymakers”
OV1 6 Ireland – “First Blossoms”
OV1 7 Unidentified photographs


Subseries B: Negatives

Box Title Type
46 Shakers Glass Mounted Prints and all Negatives
     
47 Burroughs, John – Catskills – Roxbury, NY to Burroughs, John – Riverby (2) Film
47 Burroughs, John - Slabsides (1) 35mm Slide
47 Burroughs, John – Woodchuck Lodge to Museum Objects – Decorative and Household 1 Film
48 Museum Objects – Decorative and Household 2 to Canada #2 Film
48 Ireland 35mm Negatives (Jones Library reproductions)
48 Mexico to United States - Colorado Film
49 United States - Connecticut to United States - Massachusetts - Charlestown Film
50 United States - Massachusetts - Chesterfield to United States - Massachusetts - Huntington Film
51 United States - Massachusetts - Lancaster to United States - Massachusetts - Plainfield Film
51 United States - Massachusetts - Plainfield 35mm Negatives
51 United States - Massachusetts - Prescott to United States - Montana Film
52 United States - Nebraska to United States - Ohio Film
53 United States – Oklahoma to Unidentified Film
     
54 Burroughs, John – Catskills – Roxbury, NY to Burroughs, John - Riverby (1) Glass Plate
55 Burroughs, John – Riverby (2) to Carver, George Washington Glass Plate
56 Kingsley, Elbridge Glass Plate
56 Washington, Booker T. Glass Plate
56 & 57 Johnson Family – Children, 1903-1905 Glass Plate
57 Johnson Family – Johnson, Roger and children to Massachusetts - General Glass Plate
58 United States - Alabama to United States - Arkansas Glass Plate
58 & 59 United States - California - Capistrano-San Joaquin Glass Plate
59 & 60 United States - California - Santa Barbara-Yosemite Glass Plate
60 United States - Connecticut Glass Plate
60 & 61 United States - Florida Glass Plate
61 United States - Georgia to United States - Idaho Glass Plate
62 United States - Illinois to United States - Kentucky Glass Plate
63 United States - Louisiana Glass Plate
63 & 64 United States - Maine Glass Plate
64 United States - Maryland to United States - Massachusetts - Brookline Glass Plate
65 United States - Massachusetts - Buckland to Massachusetts - Cheshire Glass Plate
65 & 66 United States - Massachusetts - Chesterfield Glass Plate
66 United States - Massachusetts - Colrain to Massachusetts - Cummington Glass Plate
66 & 67 United States - Massachusetts - Deerfield Glass Plate
67 United States - Massachusetts - Easthampton to Massachusetts - Goshen Glass Plate
67 & 68  United States - Massachusetts - Hadley 1 Glass Plate
68-70 United States - Massachusetts - Hadley - Hockanum 1 Glass Plate
70 & 71 United States - Massachusetts - Hadley - Hockanum - Children 1 Glass Plate
71 United States - Massachusetts - Hadley - Hockanum - Schoolhouse Glass Plate
72 United States - Massachusetts - Hadley - Hockanum - Schoolhouse - Anna McQueston Johnson to Massachusetts - Leyden Glass Plate
73 United States - Massachusetts - Ludlow to Massachusetts - Peru Glass Plate
74 United States - Massachusetts - Plainfield to Massachusetts - Rowe Glass Plate
75 United States - Massachusetts - Salem to Massachusetts - West Springfield Glass Plate
76 United States - Massachusetts - West Stockbridge to Massachusetts - Zoar Glass Plate
76 & 77 United States - Minnesota Glass Plate
77 United States - Mississippi to United States - Missouri Glass Plate
78 United States - Nevada to United States - New York #2 Glass Plate
79 United States - New York - Adirondacks to New York - Easthampton Glass Plate
79 & 80 United States - New York - Hudson River Glass Plate
80 United States - New York - Lake Champlain to United States - North Carolina Glass Plate
80 & 81 United States – Oregon Glass Plate
81 United States – Pennsylvania Glass Plate
81 United States – South Carolina Glass Plate
82 United States – Tennessee Glass Plate
82 United States – Vermont Glass Plate
82 & 83 United States – Virginia Glass Plate
83 United States – Washington Glass Plate
83 United States – Washington, D.C. Glass Plate
83 & 84 United States – West Virginia Glass Plate
84 United States – Wisconsin Glass Plate
84 Series 9: Old Time Schools and Schoolbooks #1 Glass Plate
84 Series 9: Old Time Schools and Schoolbooks #2 Glass Plate
84 Series 9: Objects and Prints Possibly Used in Publication Glass Plate
     
85 Museum Objects - Decorative and Household 1 Lantern Slide
85 Museum Objects - Decorative and Household 2 Lantern Slide
85 Museum Objects - Furniture Lantern Slide
85 Museum Objects - Iron Lantern Slide
85 Museum Objects - Samplers Lantern Slide
85 Museum Objects - Tin and Glass Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Ashfield Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Charlemont Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Chesterfield Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Colrain Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Deerfield Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Hadley 1 Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Hadley - Hockanum 1 Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Hadley - Hockanum - Schoolhouse Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Leverett Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Longmeadow Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - North Adams Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Plainfield Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Salem Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Springfield Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Sunderland Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - West Stockbridge Lantern Slide
85 United States - Massachusetts - Windsor Lantern Slide
     

Series 7: Artwork, 1888-1932



Please note: This is just a basic folder-level list. For more detailed item information, please download the Series 7 section of the Finding Aid here.



This series is divided into three subseries: Published Illustrations, Pen and Ink Drawings, and Other Artwork.

The bulk of the artwork is completed in pen and ink, ink wash, gouache, or pencil. Works in color are primarily limited to thirteen oil paintings and one watercolor, all of landscapes. This collection also contains some printer's proofs of artwork and are filed with the originals. Many drawings are based on photographs by Johnson, also held in the collection.

The artwork is particularly strong in landscapes of western Massachusetts; rural villages and people of England, Ireland, Scotland, and France; drawings of 18th and 19th century household utensils and objects; and drawings of children or for children's stories.

Subseries A: Published Illustrations


All artwork in this subseries has been identified as being published in a book or article, and have been sorted alphabetically by the earliest known publication name (some items were printed in multiple publications). Items include drawings, mockups, and some printer’s proofs. 

 Box Folder  Description
32  1-20 Along French Byways
OV2  1-3  Along French Byways
32  21  Amherst College Olio
OV2  Amherst College Olio
32  22-23 Among English Hedgerows
32  24 Bible Stories My Children Love Best of All
OV2  5 Canoeing in the Wilderness 
32  25 Child-life of Rural England
32  26 Country of the Girl Queen
32  27-28 Country School
32  29 District School As It Was
32  30-31 Farmer's Boy
32  32-34 Golden Books for Children
OV2  6-7 Golden Books for Children
32  35-38 Gulliver's Travels
32  39-40 Highways and Byways of America series
32  41-42 Historic Hadley Quarter Millenial Souvenir
OV2  8 Hopkins Academy 1664-1964
32  43-52 Interior magazine: "Country Nature Club"
32  53 Interior magazine: "Juliana Horatio Ewing"
32  54-78 Isle of the Shamrock
32  79-96 Land of Heather
33  1-8 Land of Heather 
33  Life on a Farm
33  10 Little Captain Dopplekop
33  11-67 Mother Goose Rhymes
OV2  9 Mother Goose Rhymes
33  68-76 Mother Goose Rhymes My Children Love Best of All
33  77-78 Mt. Holyoke and Vicinity
33  79 Natural History of Selborne
33  80-81 New England Country
33  82-84 New England Year
33  85 Old Folks of New England
33  86-87 Old Hadley Quarter Millennial
33  88-90 Old-Time Schools and School Books
OV2  10 Old-Time Schools and School Books
33  91-92 Outlook magazine: 1 item
34  1-3 Picturesque Berkshire North
OV2  11-12 Picturesque Berkshire North
34  4-12 Picturesque Berkshire South
34 13-43 Picturesque Franklin
OV2  13 Picturesque Franklin
34  44-66 Picturesque Hampden I East
OV2 14-15 Picturesque Hampden I East
34  67-76 Picturesque Hampden II West
OV2  16  Picturesque Hampden II West 
34  77-88 Picturesque Hampshire
OV2  17 Picturesque Hampshire
34  89 Poems My Children Love Best of All
34  90 Puck magazine
34  91 Reynard the Fox
34  92 Robin Hood
34  93-94 The Seasons
34  95 St. Nicholas
34  96 Stories of the Hudson
OV2 18 Stories of the Hudson
34  97 Unredeemed Captive
34  98 What I Do and What I See - A School Diary
34  99 A Window in Thrums


Subseries B: Pen and Ink Drawings


Unpublished pen and ink drawings. Several drawings that were grouped with published material, particularly those for the Amherst College Olio, moved to this subseries when the collection was re-processed. They are filed alphabetically by subject, which includes some titles being treated as subjects.

Box Folder  Description
35  1-3 Adults
35  4-56 Amherst College Olio
OV2  19-24  Amherst College Olio
35  57 Assorted Sketches
35  58-84  Botanicals
OV2  25  Botanicals 
35  85-91 Buildings
35  92-95  Children
OV2  26  Children 
35  96-102 Children's Stories
35  103-105 Early Work
OV2 27-28 The Farmer's Boy 
35  106-107 Four Poster Bed
35  108 "From Drawings By Scholars"
35  109-124 Landscapes
35  125 Little Captain Dopplekop
35  126-128 Logos
36  1 Mt. Holyoke and Vicinity: June 18th, 1821
36  2-3 Mt. Holyoke Summit House
36  4-5 Natural History of Selborne, Volume I
36  6-37 Objects
OV2 29 Outing (magazine) 1895
36  38 Picturesque Franklin
36  39 Seascapes: View of island on horizon
36  40 Swallow and nest


Subseries C: Other Artwork


Covers all other artwork, including ink wash, gouache and oversize drawings, all paintings and a sketchbook with pencil drawings. Items in the manuscript boxes are filed alphabetically by title/subject. This is all other artwork by Clifton Johnson that does not fall into the previous two subseries.

Box  Folder  Description
36  41-44 Adults
OV2  30 Adults: Ye Modern Hermit (Professor Alvord)
36  45-47 Buildings
36  48 "A Cartload of Charcoal"
36  49-50 Cemetery
OV2  31 Child building snowman and snowwoman
36 51-60 Children
36  61-63 Children’s Stories
OV2 32-34 Children’s Stories
OV3 1 Children’s Stories
36  64-85 Early Work
OV2  35-38  Early Work
OV3  Early Work
36  86 Every Day with John Burroughs
36  87-101  Landscapes
OV2 39-54  Landscapes
OV3 3-4  Landscapes
36  102-104 Logos
36  105 Man and child walking down path
OV2  55 Man cutting log in woods near small shelter
36  106 Printed Drawings
36  107 Silhouettes
36  108 Sketch Book, 44 pages
36  109 "Telegraph Poles Attack"
36  110 Watercolor: Country lane
OV2 56 Warwick Castle
OV2  57 Waterscape
OV3  5 "Winter"
OV2  58 "A Woodland Waterfall"
OV3  -- Oil paintings, unframed: 9 landscapes
OV3  -- Oil paintings, framed: “River, Trees, and Sky”. On verso: “Autumn Valley”. 20.5x16.5 cm.
OV3 -- Oil paintings, framed: “Autumn Tree and Field”. On verso: “Green Field, Trees, and Blue Sky”. 16.5x20.5 cm.
Paintings rack -- Oil painting, framed: "Green Tree". 18x28 cm. #CJ2006_01_01.
Paintings rack
 
--  Oil painting, framed: "Yellow Tree". 18x22 cm. #CJ2006_01_02.
Paintings rack --  Oil paintings, framed: "Green Grass, Fence, Birch Tree, and Two Hills". On verso: "Sunrise Over River". 29x26 cm. #CJ2006_01_03.
Paintings rack --  Oil painting, framed: "Hill Framed by Two Stands of Trees". Signed by artist. 30x24 cm. #CJ2006_01_04. 
Paintings rack --  Oil paintings, framed: "Distant Hills, River, Field, Trees". On verso: "Cabin, River, and Smoke Stack". 30x26 cm. #CJ2006_01_05.
Paintings rack --  Oil painting, framed: "River, Pine Trees, Clouds, and Blue Sky". 41x36 cm. #CJ2006_01_06.
Paintings rack -- Oil painting, framed: "Farm, Field, and Trees". 33x29 cm. #CJ2006_01_07.

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1877-1901



 Box Description
 37 Scrapbook, circa 1877 – circa 1894
 37 Scrapbook, circa 1879 – circa 1889
 37 Scrapbook, circa 1879 – circa 1892
 37 Scrapbook, circa 1880 – circa 1885
 37 Scrapbook, circa 1882 – circa 1889
 38 Scrapbook, circa 1883 – circa 1892
 38 Scrapbook, circa 1884 – circa 1901
 38 Scrapbook, 1887
 38 Scrapbook, 1889
 39 Scrapbook, 1889 - 1890
 39 Scrapbook, 1891
 39 Scrapbook, 1893 (1)
 40 Scrapbook, 1893 (2)
 40 Scrapbook, 1894
 40 Scrapbook, 1898

Series 9: Subject Files, circa 1887-2000



Please note: This is a basic folder list - for more detailed folder information, please download the Series 9 section of the Finding Aid here.



Box  Folder  Description
41  1 Art inspired by Clifton Johnson
41  2 Autographs
41 3 Battledores
OV1  8 Been Here and Gone poster
Clifton Johnson photographs exhibit
41  4 Bennington Historical Museum
OV1  9 Boston Herald article
article about Clifton Johnson as artist
41  5 Burroughs, John
OV1  10 Burroughs, John – Poem “Waiting” by Burroughs, photograph of Burroughs by Johnson
41  6 Children’s Drawings
41  7 Ephemera from Brimfield, Massachusetts circa 1825
41  8 Greenaway, Kate
41  9 Hadley Farm Museum
41  10 Hadley Library: Clifton Johnson as trustee
41  11 Hockanum village: history of homes
41  12 Hornbooks
41  13 Johnson, Clifton: bibliography
41  14 Johnson, Clifton: biographical material
41 15 Johnson, Clifton: clippings, articles about
OV1 11 Johnson, Clifton: clippings, articles about - oversize
41  16 Johnson, Clifton: clippings, newspaper about
41 17 Johnson, Clifton: ephemera
41 18 Johnson, Clifton: essays about
41  19 Johnson, Clifton: images of 
OV1  12 Johnson, Clifton: images of - oversize
41 20 Johnson, Clifton: museum exhibits
41 21 Johnson, Clifton: obituary
41 22 Johnson, Clifton: reviews
41 23 Johnson, Clifton: Song of Hadley
41 24 Johnson, Clifton: talks and programs by
41 25 Jones Library: Clifton Johnson Collection donation article, 1987
41  26 Kingsley, Elbridge
41 27 McCorison, Marcus: speech - “A Shelf of Books by Clifton Johnson”
OV6  -- Newbery Award
Plaster casting; Unable to verify that Johnson was ever a winner
42  -- Objects: Electrostatic plates
Four electrostatic plates of a corncob
42  1 Old-time Schools and Schoolbooks #1
Photographs used in the publication
42  2 Old-time Schools and Schoolbooks #2
Photographs used in the publication
42  3 Photograph Collection: Reference
42  4 Photographs: Objects and prints possibly used in publication
42  5-13 Photographs owned by Johnson
Buildings, Eastern Massachusetts, Floods, Landscapes, Mount Holyoke Range, Portraits, Springfield (Mass.)
42  14 Schoolbooks Collection: reference
42  -- Scrapbook; by Martha A. Rice on Loomis family history; notebook was purchased at Johnson’s Bookstore
43  1-27 What to See in America
Organized by state
OV1  13 What to See in America: Oversize photographs
Three photographs total - one each from New Mexico, South Dakota, and Vermont

Series 10: Johnson Family Papers, circa 1900-2018



Please Note: This is a basic folder listing - for more detailed folder information please download the Series 10 section of the Finding Aid here.



Box  Folder  Description
44 1-6  Johnson, Anna
Biographical material, clippings, incoming correspondence, Johnson Hall at UMASS, photographs, and writings
44 7-15  Johnson, Arthur
Clippings (1988) and correspondence (1918-1919)
44 16 Johnson, Arthur & Peg
Correspondence (1942-1945)
44 17 Johnson, Charles E.
Biography and correspondence
44  18 Johnson, Charles M.
Article (2018)
44  19 Johnson, Chester
Biographical material
44  20 Johnson, Hattie
Merit Awards article
44  21 Johnson, Henry R.
Biographical material
44  22 Johnson, Irving
Biographical material
44  23 Johnson, Irving & Electa
Correspondence (1919-1954)
44  24 Johnson, Margaret
Reminiscences
45  1-9 Johnson, Roger
Baby books, biographical material, diaries, cave photographs, and essay
OV4 & OV5 -- Johnson, Roger
Diary, essay, VHS film, genealogical research, and scrapbooks
45  10-12  Johnson Family
Drawings, miscellaneous, photographs, and scrapbook