JOHNSON, Thomas, 1732-1819


Guide to Research Collections

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1776-1779, 24 items.
The collection of Thomas Johnson consists of 24 items addressed to the Maryland Council of Safety (of which he was a member) and to Thomas Johnson in his capacity as Governor of Maryland (1777-1779). Most of the letters and documents concern Revolutionary War matters, such as the raising of the militia, the difficulties in getting men to accept military commissions, loyalty vouchers for ships leaving Annapolis, and financial aspects such as checks for the payment of debts for supplies.

Papers: Commonplace and Account Book, 1777, 1 volume.
The collection consists of a volume of agricultural accounts and quotations from Revolutionary constitutions probably kept by Thomas Johnson.


Historical Society of Washington
Washington, DC
Papers: 1793, 1 item.
A letter from Thomas Johnson to James Greenleaf written on September 25, 1793. In the letter, Thomas Johnson writes regarding the shipping potential of the proposed canal from Cumberland to Great Falls.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1774, 1 item.
A letter from Thomas Johnson to Robert Carter written on February 18, 1774. In the letter, Thomas Johnson writes concerning the location of an iron furnace south of Pittsburgh, and territorial claims in Delaware, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Papers: 1780, 1 item.
A note from Thomas Johnson to an unidentified recipient written on July 16, 1780.