Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931

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Rossiter Johnson (1840-1931) was an American author and editor. In addition to editing historical and reference works, he wrote biographies, histories and poetry. He and his first wife, Helen Kendrick Johnson (1844-1914), were ardent anti-feminists who belonged to various organizations opposed to women's suffrage. Helen Johnson was also an author and editor.

From the guide to the Rossiter and Helen Kendrick Johnson papers, 1851-1929, 1883-1900, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Author and editor.

From the description of Letter of Rossiter Johnson, 1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423692

Biogs. in: Wallace: Dict. of N. Am. Authors.

From the description of Rossiter Johnson correspondence, 1909-1910 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 456250227

American author and editor; associate editor (1873-77) of the American Cyclopaedia, editor (1883-1902) of the Annual Cyclopaedia and managing editor (1886-89) of the Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Originated and edited the "Little Classics" and editor in chief of "The World's Great Books."

From the description of Letters and autograph from Rossiter Johnson, 1877-1903. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 71842299

Rossiter Johnson was a 19th century American editor and writer.

From the description of Rossiter Johnson letter to Richard Henry Stoddard, 1899 June 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50757827

Rossiter Johnson (1840-1931) was an American author and editor.

In addition to editing historical and reference works, he wrote biographies, histories and poetry. He and his first wife, Helen Kendrick Johnson (1844-1914), were ardent anti-feminists who belonged to various organizations opposed to women's suffrage. Helen Johnson was also an author and editor.

From the description of Rossiter and Helen Kendrick Johnson papers, 1851-1929, bulk (1883-1900). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60597600

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creatorOf Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916. Papers of John Townsend Trowbridge [manuscript], 1858-1915. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Greer, Louise, 1899-. Papers of Louise Greer [manuscript], 1851-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931,. Autograph letter signed from Rossiter Johnson, New York, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1892 December 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Letters from Rossiter Johnson to various recipients [manuscript], 1878-1891. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf National Alumni. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1906. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Hovey" to "Johnson". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Stockton, Frank Richard, 1834-1902. Papers of Frank Richard Stockton [manuscript], 1874-1900. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Letter, 1909, Dec. 26, New York, to Mr. Dawley. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Dickinson Family. Dickinson family library. 1810-1943. Houghton Library
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Letters and autograph from Rossiter Johnson, 1877-1903. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rossiter and Helen Kendrick Johnson papers, 1851-1929, 1883-1900 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Rossiter Johnson letter to Richard Henry Stoddard, 1899 June 9. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn William Young Correspondence, 1882-1919 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Rossiter and Helen Kendrick Johnson papers, 1851-1929, bulk (1883-1900). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Rossiter Johnson correspondence, 1909-1910 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Papers of Irving Bacheller [manuscript] 1900-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
creatorOf Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. Letter of Henry Mills Alden, New York, to Rossiter Johnson [manuscript] 1880 May 11. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931. Letter of Rossiter Johnson, 1909. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morse, James Herbert, b. 1841. Diaries, 1866-1911. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Shepard, Frederick Job, 1850-1934, collector. Frederick J. Shepard scrapbook of autographs, 1877-1934. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library
creatorOf Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931,. Autograph letter signed from Rossiter Johnson, New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1900 November 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dwight, Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1846-1917. Theodore F. Dwight papers, 1660-1916. Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton papers, 1773-1932 (bulk 1833-1895) Houghton Library
referencedIn Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Papers of Edward Eggleston [manuscript], 1867-1900. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Johnson, Florence Kendrick. person
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Women--Societies and clubs
Authors
Editors--Correspondence
Journalism--Study and teaching
Women--Suffrage
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Editors
Authors
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Birth 1840-01-27

Death 1931

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