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Johnson, Ida Powel Morrell, 1840-1908



Born in 1840, died in 1908. Descendent of several prominent early American families. On the paternal side, she descended from Philadelphia's Powel and Willing families. Her mother's family traced back to the Van Courtlands and Beekmans of New York and the de Veaux of South Carolina. Her son Edward was a four-term U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania as a Republica). She was married first to Edward Morrell. hey had three children prior to his death. She then married John G. Johnson, a prominent lawyer and art collector, in 1875.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John G. Johnson Papers

Identifier: JGJ

The John G. Johnson Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, invoices and legal documents that make evident Johnson's process in building his art collection, as well as the disposition of these acquisitions and other personal belongings after his death. The collection also includes a significant number of photographs Johnson compiled in oversized albums to commemorate his travels to Europe with his wife, Ida, as well as formal portraits of each.

Dates: 1846-1918, 1927-1955, 1973-1993, undated; Majority of material found within 1880-1918