Joseph Johnson Letterbook 1795-1810


Joseph Johnson Letterbook 1795-1810

Copies of about 240 outgoing letters from the bookseller and publisher Joseph Johnson (in his own hand, and by copyists) to various individuals, including many of the writers he published.

ca. 240 items


SNAC Resource ID: 6310146

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