Johnson, Samuel


Floyer and Samuel Johnson

Image: Print of Samuel Johnson from John Jackson, History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield (London, 1805). Image from: Local… read more »

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Johnson and Derby Porcelain

Image: The Four Quarters (Continents), c.1775.  These items date from the time of Samuel Johnson’s visit to… read more »

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Johnson and John Baskerville

Image: Portrait of John Baskerville (1706-1775), Type Founder and Printer, painted by James Millar in 1774. Oil… read more »

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Johnson and Matthew Boulton

Image: J S C Schaak, Portrait of Matthew Boulton aged 42 (1770). Image from: Local Studies and… read more »

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Johnson and Practical Improvement: Iron

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), The Black Smith’s Shop (1771). Oil on Canvas. Image from: Derby… read more »

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Johnson and Science

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery (1764-1766). Oil on Canvas. At… read more »

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Johnson and Silk Production in Derby

Image: Plan of the Town of Derby showing the silk mill and china works in the top… read more »

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Johnson and the Midlands Landscape

Image: Group of Rocks called Mock Beggar Hall, Derbyshire. Visitors to Derbyshire, such as Samuel Johnson were… read more »

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Johnson in Birmingham

Image: Westley’s East Prospect of Birmingham, c 1730. R K Dent, Old and New Birmingham, (Birmingham, 1879).… read more »

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Johnson, Bridges and John Gwynn

Image: John Gwynn’s Bridge over the River Severn at Worcester. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn… read more »

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Johnson, John Taylor and Henry Clay

Image: Portrait of John Taylor. Lantern Slide. Image from: Local Studies and History, Birmingham Central Library In… read more »

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Johnson, John Wyatt and Lewis Paul: Improvements to Cotton Spinning

Image: Spinner. The Book of Trades or Library of Useful Arts, Part III, third edition (London Tabart… read more »

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Johnson, the Natural World and Industry

Image: Entrance of the Great Cavern at Castleton, Derbyshire. This is an example of the type of… read more »

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Johnson, the Society of Arts and the Transformation of the Cotton Industry

Image: Masson Mill, Matlock Bath, near Cromford, Derbyshire. This factory was built by Sir Richard Arkwright, the… read more »

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Johnson: Observation and Enquiry

Image: Samuel Johnson. John Jackson, History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield (London, 1805). Image from:… read more »

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The occurrences of common life: Samuel Johnson, Practical Science and Industry in the Midlands

Image: 18th Century Birmingham trade token (n.d.). H Biggs halfpenny with a bust of Dr Samuel Johnson and… read more »

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