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Norman Croom-Johnson diaries

Call Number: GEN MSS 886
Scope and Contents

The Norman Croom-Johnson Diaries consist of 217 autograph manuscript volumes, including 211 diaries with daily entries, 1905 January 1-1962 August 7; three volumes containing lists of theater, concerts, and other events attended by Croom-Johnson, 1901-1960; and three volumes containing a daily log of his residences and travels, 1886-1962. Early volumes are copies made by Croom-Johnson from his original diaries, with additional notes made at the time of copying. Entries concern Croom-Johnson's personal and professional life, travel, political events, the Savile Club, and interests in literature, theater and music. Each volume ends with a list of events attended by Croom-Johnson, noting dates, venues, and performers. Affixed to pages are materials relating to the diary entries, including newspaper clippings concerning legal cases, political events, and sports events; newspaper clippings of theater and music reviews; theater and concert programs; illustrated postcards from his travels; letters to Croom-Johnson; and photographs of him, his family, and friends.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Norman Croom-Johnson Diaries is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Yale University purchased literary rights, including copyright, from Maggs Brothers in 2003, when the Diaries were acquired by the Library. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly owned by Clarissa Bell, 1962-1963, and the Savile Club, 1963-2003. Purchased from Maggs Brothers on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2003.

1886 - 1962
34.41 Linear Feet (89 boxes)
Related Names
Croom-Johnson, Norman
Language of Materials