Guide to the C. W. J. Johnson Collection, 1857-1898

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Guide to the C. W. J. Johnson Collection, 1857-1898



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: C. W. J. Johnson Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1857-1898
Box Number: 427-436
Collector: Hilby, Francis M.
Extent: 10 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C. W. J. Johnson Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Johnson, Charles Wallace Jacob, 1833-1903
Photography--History
Photography--Business methods
Photography--California
Dancing--Study and teaching

Contents

Accounts, business and personal correspondence, diaries, photographs.

Biography

Charles Wallace Jacob Johnson was a miner, photographer, musician, and dance instructor, born in Maryland August 3, 1833, the son of George M. and Matilda Johnson. He came to California and was on the North Fork of the Feather River in 1857 and in Grass Valley in 1863. He went to Nevada in 1863 where he worked as a one man band and taught dance and returned to San Francisco in 1868. In Eureka and Arcata he went into the photography business with William N. Tuttle. He moved back to San Francisco with Tuttle. Later, he moved to Watsonville and went into partnership with T. Al Sullivan and married Sullivan's sister, Mrs. Norah Pardon on Dec. 2, 1875. He moved to Monterrey and continued his photography business from 1881-1898. He died in Salinas, January 17, 1903.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Boynton, Morgiana
  • Foss, Oscar
  • Johnson, Fred T.
  • Johnson, Matilda R.
  • Photon, Jeney
  • Sullivan, Al T.

Other Correspondents

  • Alexander, Richard
  • Alexander, T.
  • Allen, Jane, Mrs.
  • Altemus, George W.
  • Alvord, William
  • A.M. Collins Manufacturing Company
  • Andrews, M.
  • Archer, Marceline, Mrs.
  • Armes, William Dallam, b. 1860.
  • Armstrong, R. G.
  • Arnest, J. M.
  • Arnold, F., Mrs.
  • Baldwin, John E. D.
  • Barney, Gertrude E.
  • Bates, John
  • Bentler, Samuel S.
  • Bisson, Peter, Jr.
  • Black, S., Mrs.
  • Blanding, Gordon
  • Bodfish, G. F., Mrs.
  • Bonnifield, Lizzie B.
  • Boyd, Prisella
  • Brandt, Noah
  • Brarens, Fred
  • Brown, A. V.
  • Brown, L., Mrs.
  • Brown, L. H. Paige
  • Buchanan, R. J.
  • Burbeck, William
  • Burkleo, M., Mrs.
  • California Hotel
  • Carr, A. L.
  • Champion, William
  • Chase, A. K.
  • Clikinbeard, K. S.
  • Cole, Walter R.
  • Connor, Mrs.
  • Crandall, C.
  • Crocker, H. V.
  • Cummins, William
  • Dapray, J. S.
  • Dargie, T. T.
  • Davis, J. W.
  • Dean, Eva J.
  • Dick, I. Douglas
  • Doutrick & Co.
  • Douty, F. S.
  • Duckworth, J. J.
  • Eggelston, Almira & Joseph
  • Eitel, Edward E.
  • Faulkner, A.
  • Field, A. G.
  • Field, F.
  • Foote, George W., Mrs.
  • Ford, Charles
  • Foster, Edward J.
  • Frantzen, Mary, Mrs.
  • Fuller, Jay E.
  • Garber, John H.
  • Gleason, H. P.
  • Gleen, Mrs.
  • Godfrey, H. J.
  • Gollinsky, B.
  • Gunn, Benjamin M.
  • Hall, J. B.
  • Halsted, J. L.
  • Halverson, E. K.
  • Harmen, Prof.
  • Harney, A. A.
  • [Hartley?]
  • Hay, John F.
  • Henning, Fred
  • Hewitt, Grace A.
  • Hill, W. J., Mrs.
  • Hilton, Sam M.
  • Holland, Henry William
  • Howey, F. L.
  • Jacobi, Rena
  • Joachimsen, Henry L.
  • John and Taylor Company
  • Johnson, Effie
  • Johnson, George M.
  • Johnson, George R.
  • Johnson, Howard
  • Johnson, James
  • Jolly, Francis
  • Joy, Charles
  • Kearney, Martin Theodore, d. 1906.
  • La Montagne, Addie.
  • Lawrilliard, H.
  • Lentz, H. G.
  • Lietz, W. D.
  • McDougall, D. K.
  • Madeira, Dan
  • March & Jones
  • Matchett, Gibson S.
  • Matheson, George, Mrs.
  • Meyer, Mose O.
  • Moger & Kennington
  • Mories, A. H.
  • Nelson, S. G.
  • Nichols, George B.
  • Noble, J. D.
  • O'Brien, W. S.
  • O'Connor & Co.
  • Outing Company
  • Owen Brothers Company
  • Pacific Press Publishing Co.
  • Paine, Waldo G.
  • Pand, A. M.
  • Pardon, Aggie.
  • Pardon, H. N?., Mrs.
  • Paredes, Emilio
  • Patterson, Frank F.
  • Perkins, Alfred Johnson
  • Perkins, H. S.
  • Phillips, Philip
  • Poulter, Frank
  • Price & Baily
  • Quilty, C. W.
  • Rea, W. J.
  • Reed, George W.
  • Reed, George W., Mrs.
  • Reily, J. J.
  • Reising, Frank C.
  • Rhodes, U. T.
  • Rice, Emeline
  • Richards, W. V., Mrs.
  • Rolston, W.? G.
  • Rudolph, F. B.
  • Russell, William
  • Samelson, Sam
  • Sanborn, S.
  • Sander, Frances L.
  • Sanderson, J. L., Mrs.
  • Schmidt, Albert
  • Seilisbury, B.
  • Seldner, Morris
  • Sherman, Hyde & Co.
  • Silva, M. V.
  • Smeltzer, M. J.
  • Smith, Emma
  • Smith, H.
  • Smith, James S.
  • Smith, W. G.
  • Soria, J. E.
  • Spearman, Ellen
  • Steele, R.
  • Stubbs, J. C.
  • Sullivan, Bell
  • Sullivan, Julia
  • Sykes, John
  • Syme, E. R.
  • Thomas, G.
  • Thompson, Hiram J.
  • Tichenor, E. D.
  • Tirrill, H. L.
  • Tulting, Mrs.
  • Turner, Cyrus, Mrs.
  • Tuttle, Charles K.
  • Tuttle, Will
  • Tyus, Alabama M.
  • Ulrich, R.
  • Vale, W. A.
  • Van Burkles, M., Mrs.
  • Vanderhurst, William
  • Vickery, W. K.
  • Warner, Harry L.
  • Whitson, J. E.
  • Whittemore, J. B.
  • Whittier, Fuller & Co.
  • Wilber, R. C.
  • Wiley, W. D.
  • Williams, W. I.
  • Wilson, M. S.
  • Windman, W. J.
  • Winslow, C. R.
  • Wolf, J. H.
  • Woods, Virna, 1864-1903.
  • Woodward, H. S.

Material Transferred from the Collection

  • C. W. J. Johnson negatives

Container List

Box 427

Business accounts, Oscar Foss. 1876-1891. Diaries.

Box 428

Incoming correspondence A-B

Box 429

Incoming correspondence C-E

Box 430

Incoming correspondence F-G

Box 431

Incoming correspondence H-Johnson, F.

Box 432

Incoming correspondence Johnson, G-Johnson, W.

Box 433

Incoming correspondence Jol-Pe

Box 434

Incoming correspondence Ph-St

Box 435

Incoming correspondence Su-W & unidentified

Box 436

Miscellaneous business and personal papers.