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Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-078

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.

Dates

  • 1884-1964

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author, peace activist, and social reformer. She was born in 1885 in Camden, New Jersey. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1907 and studied at the Pennsylvania Academcy of the Fine ARts. She married Edwin J. Johnson in 1915 under the care of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting..

Emily Cooper Johnson revised and updated her father's book, Historical Sketch of Camden, co-edited The Children's Story Caravan, and wrote a biographies of Elizabeth Powell Bond and Jane Rushmore, and edited Jane Addams: A Centennial Reader. She was active in the American Friends Service Committee and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, where she served as president. She died April 11, 1966.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Emily Cooper Johnson was a Quaker author and reformer, born 1885 and died 1966 The collection contains correspondence, articles, reviews, and other papers, relating to Johnson's books, Dean Bond of Swarthmore: A Quaker Humanist (1927), and Under Quaker Appointment: The Life of Jane P. Rushmore (1955); together with business and financial papers, family marriage certificates, reference materials, clippings, and photos.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into four series:
  1. Correspondence
  2. Business and financial
  3. Pictures
  4. Miscellaneous

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: Emily Cooper Johnson, ca. 1965

The collection was given by Emily Cooper Johnson, who also donated the Cooper Family Papers, RG5/031 in 1959-1962.

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Cooper Family Papers, RG 5/031

Separated Materials

The following marriage certificates from the collection were transferred to FHL Marriage Certificates:
  1. Howard M. Cooper to Lucy Smith, 4/22/1884, Race Street Monthly Meeting.
  2. Edwin James John and Emily Smyth Cooper, 5/8/1915, Haddonfield Monthly Meeting.

Processing Information

Unprocessed when received. Sorted and described, marriage certificates transferred to FHL Marriage Certificates. Some obituaries and related material in Johnson's clippings file transfered to PG 7, Biographical and genealogical reference files for access.

Creator

Title
Emily Cooper Johnson Family Papers, 1884-1964
Author
FHL staff
Date
ca. 1967
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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