Francis R. Johnson

Francis R. Johnson

Fellow: Awarded 1942
Field of Study: History of Science and Technology
Fellow: Awarded 1949
Field of Study: History of Science and Technology

Competition: US & Canada

Education: Stanford University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

JOHNSON, FRANCIS RARICK.  Appointed for the preparation of a history of scientific thought and activity in Elizabethan England, with special emphasis on the relation of science to the other intellectual and material concerns of that age; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1942.

Born August 14, 1901, Otoe, Oklahoma.  Education:  United States Military Academy, B.Sc., 1923; University of Oxford, B.A., 1927, M.A., 1932 (Rhodes Scholar, Merton College); Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 1935. Huntington Library Research Fellow, 1933–34; study in England, 1935.

Second Lieutenant, 1923–27, First Lieutenant, 1927–29, United States Army, Corps of Engineers. Instructor in English, 1935–38, Assistant Professor, 1938—, Stanford University.  Visiting Professor of English, Summer, 1939, University of California.

Publications:  A Critical Bibliography of the Works of Edmund Spenser Printed before 1700, 1933; Astronomical Thought in Renaissance England, 1937. Co-author of The Form for the Term or Research Paper, 1937. Editor, with others, of Renaissance Studies in Honor of Hardin Craig, 1941. Contributor to Scholars Facsimiles and Reprint Series, 1942. Articles and reviews in Huntington Library Bulletin, Times Literary Supplement, Library, Osiris, Journal of the History of Ideas, Modern Language Quarterly, Isis, Modern Language Notes.

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