1 archive box (.5. linear ft.)..
Organized into three groups: 1. Letters to Burges Johnson; 2. Letters to Burges Johnson on the subject of good writing; 4. Letters to David E. Wheeler and to Everett P. Wheeler.
Contains letters to Burges Johnson primarily from 20th century literary and political individuals, including Gelett Burgess, Margaret Deland, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Orson Lowell, H.L. Mencken, Channing Pollock, Julian Street and George W. Wickersham. There are also letters to Johnson on the subject of good writing and the teaching of English composition in American colleges written in reply to a query by Johnson in 1932. There are letters from Charles Evans Hughes and a letter from Grover Cleveland to Everett P. Wheeler.
Burges Johnson (1877-1963) (AC 1899) was an editor, publisher writer of popular literature and college professor. He also wrote extensively on curriculum development in higher education. He taught at Vassar College (1915-1926), Syracuse University (1926-1935) and Union College (1935-1944).
Princeton University Library, Manuscripts Division has a microfilm of this collection, plus some additional letters and documents not included in this collection that comprise groups 3 and 5.
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Princeton University Library, Manuscripts Division.
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Burges and Constance Johnson family papers, ca. 1895-1963.
Preliminary finding aid available in the repository.