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Uncataloged Loose Papers/Clippings, 1895 to 1972

 File — Box: SC MS 0281.12, Folder: 01
Identifier: SC MS 0281.12.01

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The contents of the collection were presented to Lehigh University in archive boxes with a “bookplate” of the autograph Arch Johnston written over the legs of a two-humped camel with Box # ____ and on the bottom of “bookplate” label is printed Janet Johnston Housenick and William D. Housenick Memorial Foundation as identifier on seven of the boxes, the remainder just have Archibald Johnston Papers handwritten on plain labels.


  • Creation: 1895 to 1972


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Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.


From the Collection: 10 Linear Feet (15 light gray archival boxes) ; 10 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Separated Materials

Folder marked Uncataloged Loose Papers/Clippings 1895 – 1905 “Star Nursery Rhymes for the Little Folks” colored paperback measuring 8.25 x 14.25 cm, 20 pages plus front and back cover, published by Schultz & Co. Makers of “Star Soap” Zanesville, Ohio advertising itssoap in every colorful illustration, some illustrations have the number 14223 included, contains: Old Mother Hubbard, Who Killed Cock Robin?, Dickory, dickory, dock, Old Mother Goose, Jack and the beanstalk, Bye baby bunting, Sing a song of sixpence, There was a man in our town, Männchen Männchen geig’mir mal, Old King Cole, Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall, Hey diddle diddle, The king was in his counting-house, Little Robin Redbreast, This little girl wore a hood all red, Little boy blue, Schlafe Püppchen schlafe, Girls and boys come out to play, Jack and Jill went up the hill, Now I lay me down to sleep. WorldCat Accession Number 49339465. Filed separately. 1912 July Envelope and stamps from Argentina Plantaciones “Villa Muria”? Addressed to Mr. Archibald Johnston Camel’s Hump Bethlehem No Date (Notes about “Future Coast Defense Guns – Tied to U.S.” written in pencil on back of Baltimore & Ohio RR Dining Car Service 1914? WWI era Bethlehem Steel Company. Foremen’s Get-Together Meeting (Song sheet: Battle-Hymn of the Republic, Keep the Home-Fires Burning, TrampTramp Tramp, Pack Up Your Troubles, Over There, Battle-Cry of Freedom, America, The Star-Spangled Banner, What are you going to do to help the Boys, What are we doing here Boys, Good-Bye Broadway, We’re going over, we’re going over. ???? Christmas Greetings card (colored illustration of coach and horses) printed beneath greeting Arch Johnston 1920 Check book black buckram cover with red-edged label marker in red ink City special Book No. 2 checks drawn dated April 1920 to November 1921 1972 September 5 from Elizabeth Johnston Prime to Dad (Arch Jr. based on date) At Camels Hump Farm 3765 Christian Spring Rd. Bethlehem, Pa. 18017 No Date from Elizabeth Johnston to Father (A.J.) handwritten letter re: marriage of Edith Kingsley, looking for a job within Bethlehem Steel because his allowance of $100 is insufficient No Date Assorted notes on note paper from: The Biltmore New York, Cunard R.M.S. Lusitania, notes on plain paper re: drawing for wood window sash cam lever, garden layouts and brick walls for Travis House, light fixtures, Japanese help, (possibly Camel Hump Farm related) Rock’y Flowers, assorted notes about checking trunks, Arch Jr. address, travel notes –Paris, Munich, Vienna, London, Bethlehem Steel notes – “must maintain supply System 6- 5,000 ton ships a day, handle big task in big Beth Way” football scores for 1888, A.J.’s notes for “Qualities Required for Genuine Leadership, reply card for The University Club in honor of Lord Lothian, February 15, 1940. No Date 29 business cards: Archibald Johnston, Breinig’s Smokers’ Paradise, G.M. Cerini & Sons, DeKalb Nurseries Adolf Müller, Thomas Fawcett DuPuy, Geremias Ferri, F. Herman Gade, Mrs. Charles Woodruff Halsey, Mrs. E. C. Hamner?, Miss Haughtwout, Rear Admiral J. Irizar, Italian Import Company, Frederick L. Kayan, Orchid Florist Co., Lt. Colonel C. E. Phipps, Guy de la Rigaudiere, P. M. Stults, Somma Shops, Taylor Co. Mrs. Joseph James Tynan, L. Water, the Great; 10 Chinese business cards all found in an envelope “Chinese Cruiser Cha Ho”: Commander Hsu Che Chiang, Y. Y. Chu, Captain I. L. Tseng – commanding R.C.S. “Chao Ho” Tsein Tsing Lien, Lü Shêng-Yang, Heenan T. Shen, Lu Tsun Shan. No Date 14 sheets handwritten notes: “Leaving on the S.S. American Legion on 27th – Adl Irizar. Comm. Eleazar Videla Lieut. Arturo Saiz, Lieut. Alberto Teisaire, Elect. Eng. Lieut. Comm. Francisco Sabelli, Left on last Trip of Pan America Lieut. Comm. Gonzalo D. Bustamante”; “Whatever The Paris-Congress Army or Navy do is right if you are a real American…”

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