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Item or Series Title Johnson Family Collection
Catalog Number 1980-01-001
Description This small collection contains items owned by Cory Ellsworth Johnson and Major Stickney Johnson, with information on the items provided by the donor. Materials include autograph albums with small items enclosed; documents from the First National Bank of Lansing Business College, the Interlake Business College, the Lansing Artificial Stone Co., A. D. Hensel, and Hall Lumber Company; a reprint of a Charles Dickens essay; a calligrapher's eraser; a monogram "J" for sealing wax; and an F. N. Arbaugh charge plate for Mrs. Richard Frazier.

The collection also contains four early photographs. Two (circa 1886) are of the Interlake Business College building at the northeast corner of Washtenaw and Washington streets, which was operated by Professor William A. Johnson. This building also housed the L. D. Goss Furniture Store, the Lansing Music Co. Ltd., McCall's Bazar, Lansing Ice Co., the One Price Shoe Store, and other businesses. One of the photographs is one of few known images of horse-drawn streetcars in Lansing. A portrait of "Grandma Johnson" from the Savigny & Christmas studio, as well as a photo of Major Johnson, his mother, and their dog Jess at their farm house, are also included.
Old ID Number 20107
Collection Title Johnson Family Collection
Creator Frazier, Ellen Jean Johnson
Dates of Creation 1884-1937
Year Range from 1884
Year Range to 1937
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Johnson, Cory Ellsworth
Johnson, Major Stickney
Johnson, William A.
Lansing Business College
Interlake Business College
Capital City Business College
Search Terms Family history
Calling cards
Credit cards
Containers Small Artifacts
C. E. Johnson Autograph Album
M. S. Johnson Autograph Album
Lansing Business College Bank Notes; Calling Cards
Interlake Business College Advertising Flyer
Receipts and Billing Statements
Capital City Business College Ad
"Life of Our Lord" by Charles Dickens