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Joseph Ellis Johnson Biography

Identifier: M408

Scope and Contents

Collection contains biographical sketches on Johnson's life compiled in 1958 by Lamont Johnson and Mrs. Clare E. Johnson Wood. Also photocopies of three of Johnson letters (1858-1859).


  • 1858-1958


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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Joseph Elllis Johnson (1817-1882) was a Mormon pioneer journalist, merchant, and horticulturist in the West. He shipped merchandise to Cherry Creek gold diggings at Auraria (Denver), Kansas Territory 1858.


1 envelopes (6 items)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lamont Johnson, 1960.

Finding Aid for the Joseph Ellis Johnson biography,1858-1958[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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