Guide to the Francis R. Johnson Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Call Number: SC0286
Creator: Johnson, Francis R. (Francis Rarick), 1901-1960.
Title: Francis R. Johnson papers
Dates: 1932-1959
Physical Description: 6 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, research notes, some biographical material, articles with notes and material relating to learned societies of which Johnson was a member. Subjects include English and American literature, Medieval science and Renaissance literature.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Gift of Mrs. Ruth Johnson, 1965, 1969.

Information about Access

Materials are open to research use.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Francis R. Johnson Papers (SC0286). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of English at Stanford (1935-1960).

Description of the Collection

Papers include correspondence, research notes, some biographical material, articles with notes, and material relating to learned societies of which Johnson was a member. Subjects include English and American literature, Medieval science and Renaissance literature.

Access Terms

Johnson, Francis R. (Francis Rarick), 1901-1960.
Stanford University. Department of English. Faculty.
American literature --Study and teaching.
English literature--Study and teaching.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, John Butt 1952-1955

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, B.E. C. Davis 1948-1958

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence,George De Santillana 1948-1950

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, H. W. Donner 1954-1957

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, Lowell M. Greenlaw and M. Y. Hughes 1951-1957

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, S. Jayne and F. C. Francis 1950-1959

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, ISIS, Journal of the History of Science Society and Journal of Modern History 1955-1959

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, Journal of the History of Ideas and Stanford Research Institute 1948-1959

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence: A-K 1935-1936

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence: L-Z 1935-1936

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence: A-K 1937-1940

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence: L-P 1937-1940

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence: R-Z 1937-1940

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence: A-K 1940-1942

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence: L-Z 1940-1942

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence: A-L 1943-1949

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence: M-Z 1943-1949

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence: A-K 1950-1954

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence: L-Z 1950-1954

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence: A-GR 1954-1959

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence: GU-M 1954-1959

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence: Mc-Z 1935-1958

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence: Mc-Z 1935-1958

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence, Stanford Committee on Supplementary Research Grants 1951-1956

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence, Hoyt H. Hudson [English Renaissance Prose Anthology] 1932

Box 3, Folder 7

Manuscripts and research notes: "Astronomy and Astrologie in Shakespeare's England"

Box 3, Folder 8

Manuscripts and research notes: "Did Spenser Revise the 'Shepards Calendar'?"

Box 3, Folder 9

Manuscripts and research notes: "Gabriel Harvey's Three Letters: A First Issue of his Fovre Letters"

Box 3, Folder 10

Manuscripts and research notes: "Marlowe's Imperial Heaven" and "Marlowe's Astronomy and Renaissance Skepticism"

Box 3, Folder 11

Manuscripts and research notes: on Robert Wyer and the printing of cheap handbooks of science in the sixteenth century

Box 4, Folder 1

Manuscripts and research notes: "Printers' Copy Books and the Black Market in the Elizabethan Book Trade"

Box 4, Folder 2

Manuscripts and research notes: "Renaissance Science"

Box 4, Folder 3

Manuscripts and research notes: "Scientific Spirit in Elizabethan England" and "Scientific Backgrounds of the Renaissance"

Box 4, Folder 4

Manuscripts and research notes: "Sir Philip Sidney as Man and Poet"

Box 4, Folder 5

Manuscripts and research notes: "Thomas Hood: England's First Public Teacher of the Mathematical Sciences"

Box 4, Folder 6

Manuscripts and research notes: "The Treatise of Erasmus De Ratione Studii, that is, Upon the Right Method of Instruction"

Box 4, Folder 7-8

Research notes: Astronomy

Box 4, Folder 9

Research notes: The Beginnings of the Teaching of Modern Subjects in England

Box 4, Folder 10

Research notes: Castle of Knowledge

Box 4, Folder 11

Research notes: Cunningham / Cosmographie

Box 4, Folder 12

Research notes: De Ingenuis Moribus Vergerious and Ubertinus

Box 4, Folder 13

Research notes: development of mathematics

Box 4, Folder 14

Research notes: early English poetry

Box 5, Folder 1

Research notes: growth of the English language

Box 5, Folder 2

Research notes: history written by Thucydides

Box 5, Folder 3

Research notes: nature and properties of wines

Box 5, Folder 4

Research notes: resources of Harvard Library and New York City Public Library

Box 5, Folder 5

Research notes: Thomas Blunderville - The Arte of Logicke

Box 5, Folder 6

Research notes: miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 7

Professional organizations: History of Science Society

Box 5, Folder 8

Professional organizations: Institute of the History of Science

Box 5, Folder 9

Professional organizations: International Association of University Professors of English

Box 5, Folder 10

Professional organizations: International Federation for Modern Languages and Literature

Box 5, Folder 11

Professional organizations: Mediaeval and Renaissance Conferences

Box 5, Folder 12

Professional organizations: Renaissance Society of America

Box 6, Folder 1

Course syllabi: English Literature, History of Science, and Philosophy of Rhetoric

Box 6, Folder 2

Literary Reviews - various

Box 6, Folder 3

Literary Reviews - Hoyt Hudson

Box 6, Folder 4

Biographical Information: Francis Johnson

Box 6, Folder 5

Miscellaneous materials

Box 7, Folder 1

Subject Clippings: A-B

Box 7, Folder 2

Subject Clippings: C

Box 7, Folder 3

Subject Clippings: D

Box 7, Folder 4

Subject Clippings: E

Box 7, Folder 5

Subject Clippings: F

Box 7, Folder 6

Subject Clippings: G-H-I

Box 7, Folder 7

Subject Clippings: J-K-L

Box 7, Folder 8

Subject Clippings: M

Box 7, Folder 9

Subject Clippings: Milton

Box 8, Folder 1

Subject Clippings: N-O

Box 8, Folder 2

Subject Clippings: P-Q

Box 8, Folder 3

Subject Clippings: R

Box 8, Folder 4

Subject Clippings: S

Box 8, Folder 5

Subject Clippings: Shakespeare

Box 8, Folder 6

Subject Clippings: T

Box 8, Folder 7

Subject Clippings: U-Z