Papers of Jane Johnson of Olney, Buckinghamshire

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      GB 161 MSS. Don. b. 39-40, c. 190-6, d. 202, e. 193-200
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      18 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Jane Johnson and her family, consisting predominantly of correspondence. The collection includes notebooks containing journals of Robert Augustus Johnson, Rector of Walthamstow, Essex, 1771-7.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jane Johnson (d 1759) was of Olney, Buckinghamshire.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought, with the help of the Friends of the Bodleian, from W.J. Blois Johnson, in 1996.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

The Library also holds a fairy story which Jane wrote for her children in 1744 (MS. Don. d. 198).