Robert Underwood Johnson papers 1875-1937

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Robert Underwood Johnson papers, 1875-1937

Robert Underwood Johnson papers 1875-1937

The Robert Underwood Johnson papers document Johnson's personal and professional life from 1875 until his death in 1937. Johnson, born in 1853, served on the staff of until 1913, eventually rising to the position of editor in chief. He also served as the American Ambassador to Italy from 1920-1921, and was active in the causes of nature conservation and copyright law. The papers contain personal correspondence and writings, and also document the activities of the American Copyright League, of which Johnson was secretary, between the years 1880-1929. The Century Magazine

13 linear feet; 12 boxes; 57 volumes

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