New Resource: The John Johnson Collection

New Resource: The John Johnson Collection

Dive into a rich collection of documents that illustrate everyday life in Britain during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.  Over a period of several decades, John de Monins Johnson, Printer to the University of Oxford, collected and preserved a wealth of documents that were transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1968.  His collection included:

  • posters & handbills for theatrical and nontheatrical entertainment
  • broadsides relating to murders & executions
  • book & journal prospectuses
  • Popular topographical prints
  • A wealth of advertising materials

From this collection, nearly 70,000 documents have been digitized, providing researchers with insight into the culture and interests of Great Britain over a period of two centuries.

Begin your exploration with the Curator’s Choice selections or begin searching the full collection.

Questions?  Please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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