Accession MS COLL 00293 - Stillman Drake Collection of A. B. Johnson Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00293

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Stillman Drake Collection of A. B. Johnson Papers

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  • 1941-1974 (Creation)

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2 boxes and mapcase (26 cm)

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(1910-1993)

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Stillman Drake (1910-1993) was a Canadian historian of science, known for his work on Galileo. He became interested in the writings of A.B. Johnson in 1938 after reading his “A Treatise on Language.”

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Gift of Stillman Drake in 1987.

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Contains typed manuscripts made by Drake with holograph notes of A.B. Johnson (1786-1897) pamphlets which he had been unable to buy because of their scarcity; correspondence with Johnson's descendants, scholars, and other Johnson collectors about Johnson, and the 1967 Johnson centennary conference in Uticah, N.Y. Many of Johnson's pamphlets are in the A. B. Johnson Collection.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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