Joseph Johnson

British publisher Joseph Johnson

Joseph Johnson was an influential 18th-century London bookseller and publisher. His publications covered a wide variety of genres and a broad spectrum of opinions on important issues. Johnson is best known for publishing the works of radical thinkers such as Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, and Joel Barlow, as well as religious dissenters such as Joseph Priestley, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and Gilbert Wakefield.
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One Hospitalized, One Jailed Following 4-Car Accident - Patch.com
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Sgt. Joseph Johnson with the Fairfax City Police Department confirmed there was a four-car vehicle accident near the intersection of Route 123 and Fairfax Boulevard earlier Tuesday morning. One person involved in the accident has been
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TRM's Davis named top performer - Brewton Standard
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Darrin Abrams, McIntosh: Had 11 tackles 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in a 39-7 victory over Cottage Hill Christian. Joseph Johnson, Marion County: The defensive back swiped three passes to spark the Red Raiders to a season-opening
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Boro battle to earn point - Essex Enquirer
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David Cobb opened the scoring for the visitors on 11 minutes when he cut in from the left and put in a right foot shot across Lamar Joseph-Johnson in the home goal. Boro's Nick Reynolds equalised on 18 minutes when he converted a Joe Oates left wing
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Church News - Corsicana Daily Sun
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45, Elder Joseph Johnson Sr., pastor, invites all to “Restoration and Reviving” pre-anniversary services Aug. 29, 2011 thru Sept. 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm The guest speakers are: Monday, Youth Pastor Roosevelt of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church; Tuesday,
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Bat Night Events On August 27 at Mammoth Cave National Park and Around the World - National Parks Traveler
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Joseph Johnson, a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky, examines a bat as part of the research he is conducting at Mammoth Cave National Park. NPS photo. This year has been designated as International Year of the Bat, and August 27 was chosen
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Funeral for teen slain in Downsview apartment - Toronto Sun
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Joseph Johnson said he couldn't have asked for any more from a big brother. He was “always there” for me and my other siblings, he said, adding he admired his brother and wanted to be just like him. “Jordan, I love you, I miss you, but I shall never
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THE STORY OF A POW SURVIVES - The Register-Guard
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Three days before Memorial Day, 87-year-old Joseph Johnson Duncan's ashes were interred at Roseburg National Cemetery in a graveside service attended by a half-dozen relatives, amid a sea of 4500 tiny, fluttering American flags planted minutes before
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Cops: Joliet woman shot her boyfriend - Chicago Sun-Times
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Police were called after Joseph Johnson, 30, was shot in the upper left arm just after 10 pm in the driveway of 403 Summit St. “Officers spoke with Taschiana F. Newman, 30, who claimed Johnson had abused her earlier in the day, so she shot him when he
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Take Drastic Action For Change, Johnson Tells Jonathan - Leadership Newspapers
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The President of African Children Rescue Foundation (ACFR), Dr. Joseph Johnson has said that President Goodluck Jonathan needed to take drastic decision in order to be a successful leader. He stated this yesterday at the award/founder's day celebration
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Nearly 2000 slip, slide at Celina's first water slide fest - Celina Record
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Harvey said Parks and Recreation Director Cody Webb and Public Works Director Joseph Johnson contributed a lot of effort to make sure the event was a success. At dark the day finished with a major firework show from Western Enterprises
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Deputy Judge Advocate General appointed - Media Newswire (press release)
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Chief District Court Judge Russell Joseph Johnson has been appointed Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces, Attorney-General Chris Finlayson announced today. (Media-Newswire.com) - Chief District Court Judge Russell Joseph Johnson has been
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Massachusetts man builds replica of rare 1936 Mercedes - The Patriot Ledger
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Joseph Johnson, 73, of Marshfield, spent almost two decades building a replica of a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K in his Marshfield garage. Johnson, who sold the car, plans on building another one for himself. By Taylor Bigler It looks as if it was plucked
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Residents, business owners gear up to contest Columbus' annexation plan - The Commercial Dispatch
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Joseph Johnson poses in front of his North Lehmberg Road home. Johnson said he understands the need for the city to expand. / Kelly Tippett Columbus Nissan is one of dozens of businesses the city is planning to annex, increasing their taxes
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Third trial set for man convicted twice of murder - 7Online WSVN-TV
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Family members of Jose Martinez said, back in 2004, Martinez and Gregory Joseph Johnson, the man accused of taking his life, were business partners whose relationship went sour because of financial and personal issues. According to police, on Nov
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Tennessee residents busted in Michigan, facing charges in Stanhope wallet theft - Dailyrecord.com
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Patrolman Joseph Johnson was called to the store on Route 183 on June 28 for a report of an employee's wallet being stolen, Sgt. Charles Zweigle said. The worker told Johnson that someone had entered the management office and taken her wallet out of
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150 Years Ago, the First Moves of Bull Run - Patch.com
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Union General Robert Patterson crossed the Potomac with 3500 men in the hopes of pinning Confederate General Joseph Johnson down. Johnson sent about 380 men north to greet Patterson, and while the Union forces eventually won the skirmish and forced the
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Miss Johnson, York to marry on July 30 - Northside Sun
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Megan Marie Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Johnson of Lexington, Ky., is engaged to Thomas Benton York, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snyder York III. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Geraldine Gosney Rosenberger and the late Paul
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Fugitive search: Joseph Johnson - WLFI.com
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette police are asking for your help finding a convicted drug dealer. 25-year-old Joseph Jamal Johnson is the subject of this week's Fugitive Search. Johnson is 5'8" and weighs 240 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes
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La Crosse man charged with exposing himself - La Crosse Tribune
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A 14-year-old girl told La Crosse police investigators Joseph Johnson, 46, repeatedly asked her questions while the two were using computers Sunday at the La Crosse Library on Main Street, according to reports. The girl said she ignored Johnson,
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1809
    Age 70
    According to Chard, Johnson's obituaries, both those written by his friends and those not, "consistently stress his generosity and his principles", particularly his integrity. William Godwin's obituary of 21 December 1809 in the Morning Chronicle was particularly eloquent, calling Johnson an "ornament to his profession" and praising his modesty, his warm heart, and the integrity and clarity of his mind.
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  • 1808
    Age 69
    Although not as active in routine business, Johnson still took an interest in political events. For example, he spearheaded the efforts of the booksellers of London and Westminster to appeal a new copyright law in 1808.
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  • 1806
    Age 67
    In January 1806, Johnson's premises were wracked by a second fire, destroying the building and all of his stock.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1794
    Age 55
    Despite having retained Thomas Erskine as his lawyer, who had successfully defended Hardy and Horne Tooke at the 1794 Treason Trials, and character references from George Fordyce, Aikin, and Hewlett, Johnson was fined £50 and sentenced to six months imprisonment at King's Bench Prison in February 1799.
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    In 1794 Johnson even considered emigrating to America with Priestley to escape the increasing pressure he felt from conservatives and the government.
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  • 1793
    Age 54
    However, in 1793, Johnson published William Wordsworth's An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches; he remained Wordsworth's publisher until a disagreement separated them in 1799.
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  • 1791
    Age 52
    As radicalism took hold in Britain in the 1790s, Johnson became increasingly involved in its causes: he was a member of the Society for Constitutional Information, which was attempting to reform Parliament; he published works defending Dissenters after the religiously motivated Birmingham Riots in 1791; and he testified on behalf of those arrested during the 1794 Treason Trials.
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    At one dinner in 1791, Godwin records that the conversation focused on "monarch, Tooke, Samuel Johnson, Voltaire, pursuits, and religion" Godwin's.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1784
    Age 45
    Barbauld wrote to her brother in 1784 that "our evenings, particularly at Johnson's, were so truly social and lively, that we protracted them sometimes till—but I am not telling tales."
    In 1784, Johnson issued John Haygarth's An Inquiry How to Prevent Small-Pox, which furthered the understanding and treatment of smallpox.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1777
    Age 38
    In 1777 Johnson published the remarkable Laws Respecting Women, as they Regard Their Natural Rights, which is an explication, for the layperson, of exactly what its title suggests.
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  • 1770
    Age 31
    After 1770, Johnson began to publish a wider array of books, particularly scientific and medical texts.
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    By August 1770, just seven months after fire had destroyed his shop and goods, Johnson had re-established himself at 72 St. Paul's Churchyard—the largest shop on a street of booksellers—where he was to remain for the rest of his life.
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    Johnson was on the verge of real success when his shop was ravaged by fire on 9 January 1770.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1768
    Age 29
    In 1768 Johnson went into partnership with John Payne (Johnson was probably the senior partner); the following year they published 50 titles.
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  • 1767
    Age 28
    However, in the summer of 1767, Davenport and Johnson parted ways; scholars have speculated that this rupture occurred because Johnson's religious views were becoming more unorthodox.
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  • 1765
    Age 26
    In July 1765, Johnson moved his business to the more visible 8 Paternoster Row and formed a partnership with B. Davenport, of whom little is known aside from his association with Johnson.
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  • 1764
    Age 25
    Fuseli's early 19th-century biographer writes that when Fuseli met Johnson in 1764, Johnson "had already acquired the character which he retained during life,—that of a man of great integrity, and encourager of literary men as far as his means extended, and an excellent judge of their productions".
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  • 1763
    Age 24
    Two of his early publications were a kind of day planner: The Complete Pocket-Book; Or, Gentleman and Tradesman's Daily Journal for the Year of Our Lord, 1763 and The Ladies New and Polite Pocket Memorandum Book.
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  • 1761
    Age 22
    Upon completing his apprenticeship in 1761, Johnson opened his own business, but he struggled to establish himself, moving his shop several times within one year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1738
    Born
    Born on November 15, 1738.
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