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John Johnson collection

Identifier: L283

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of records from 1853-1933, though the bulk of the materials cover 1880-1900. The first two folders consist mainly of papers related to the Keystone Lodge and contain minutes, reports, and financial documents. These two folders also contain some Johnson family papers as well, including receipts, estate papers, and family correspondence. The third folder contains mostly Albert Johnson, son of John Johnson, family correspondence and papers. The final folder consists principally of miscellaneous Masonic related papers, with a few undated family papers mixed in.


  • 1853-1933

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John Johnson owned a brick making company in Castleton, Indiana. He served as secretary of the Keystone Lodge of the Free and Accepted Order of Masons from the 1870s to 1890s. He died in 1905.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/11/06 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2018/04/30 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.