Papers primarily consist of his notebooks as a doctoral student
on French and Italian grammar and literature, 1893-1895; other items include his
dissertation, articles, correspondence, family history, published autobiography, and
notes for sermons.
Oliver Martin Johnston was a professor of Romanc Languages at Stanford University from
1897 until his retirement in 1932. He received his a.b. and M.A. from Mississippi
College and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1896. He taught one year at Bryn
Mawer before joining the Stanford faculty to teach French. He served as head of the
Department of Romanic Languages for twenty-two years, from 1914-1932.
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