John Johnson Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Johnson a. 1, b. 1-2, c. 1-38, d. 1-15, e. 1-22, f. 1-4
  • Dates of Creation
      16th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      82 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The John Johnson manuscripts consist of:  

  • Estate papers, domestic accounts and financial records, 1667-1902
  • Papers concerning the booktrade, 17th-20th century
  • Miscellaneous, 16th-20th century
  • Personal papers of Johson, including correspondence relating to the collection, 17th-20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

John de Monins Johnson (1882-1956) was a printer and scholar. He was Printer to the University from 1925 to 1946. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were transferred to the Bodleian by the Oxford University Press in 1968.


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47691-781.