Johnston, Edward, 1872-1944 (calligrapher and designer)
- Existence: 1872 - 1944
Edward Johnston (1872-1944), calligrapher and designer, was born in Uruguay on 11 February 1872, and educated privately. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University, 1896-1897, but was forced to leave due to his health. After studying the pen shapes of letters in early manuscripts at the British Museum, 1898-1899, he taught the first classes in Formal Penmanship and Lettering at the London County Council Central School, 1899-1912. He was also a teacher at the Royal Cambrian Academy from 1901. Johnston died on 26 November 1944.
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
One autograph ms. letter from Johnston and 3 from Morison (1 a photocopy of an autograph ms. letter)
Correspondence is between Morison and Edward N. Parker concerning his inventory of the papers, including a copy of the inventory dated Oct. 1955; and John Dreyfus.
Doodles on the back of two pages of music with lyrics beginning 'Golden slumbers kiss your eye. Smiles awake you'.
Autograph ms. letter dated 17 Aug. 1908 (stat), and original autograph ms. letter dated 14 May 1912; with a tear-sheet from a bookseller's catalogue describing the 1912 letter.
ca. 60 pieces. They include photographs of Gill's portraits of Canon John Gray, Count Harry Kessler, Judith Tegetmeier, and Michael Hague, an alphabet cut in stone in 1932, a memorial plaque to Thomas Barnes, and Gill's façade for Douglas Cleverdon's bookshop. Also included are photographs of an apprenticeship document written out by Edward Johnston. Some photographs are keyed on the versos to the notebook in item 42 in this series, and marked for cropping and reproduction.
Copies of 'The shepherd' and 'The echoing green' by Edward Johnston.