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John Johnson Collection – University of Reading

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John Johnson Collection

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Scope

This archive of printed ephemera contains digitised documents, including posters and handbills for theatrical and non-theatrical entertainments, broadsides relating to murders and executions, book and journal prospectuses, popular topographical prints, and a wealth of different kinds of printed advertising material.

The material covers 5 different categories: nineteenth century entertainment; the book trade; popular prints; crime; murder and execution; and advertising .

On completion of the project there will be 65,000 digitised documents.

The original collection is held by the Bodleian Library. Information about the Bodleian's John Johnson Collection

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