Johnson as Icon


A. Edward Newton. Wit and Wisdom of Dr. Johnson and His Friends. Philadelphia: Edward Stern & Co., 1908. Calendar. *2003J-SJ1041(1)

Beginning in 1907, Newton issued a series of "Christmas Greetings" to friends and associates, until his death in 1940. The greetings eventually took the form of a short essay on one of Newton's collecting interests, but the first two were calendars consisting of quotations from an author.