• Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Lucius W. Johnson Papers
    Creator: Johnson, Lucius W.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Unpublished autobiography and personal papers of Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson (1882-1968), a distinguished Navy surgeon, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his relief efforts in the Dominican Republic during Dictator Rafael Trujillo’s reign, coordinated construction of the National Naval Medical Center outside of Washington, D.C., oversaw the development of Naval Mobile Base Hospital No. 1 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is credited with introducing the Daiquiri to America. Included besides the 400-page autobiography are scrapbooks detailing the planning and construction of the medical center; a report on the construction of the mobile hospital which includes photographs; three binders containing over two hundred pamphlets, off prints, and clippings of Johnson’s published articles; military orders; and his official Navy portrait.
    Extent: 1.0 Cubic feet, 1 cu. ft. box, consisting of an autobiography, scrapbooks, reports, photographs, pamphlets, off prints, clippings, and military orders.
  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson (1882-1968), a distinguished Navy surgeon, was awarded the Navy Cross for his relief efforts in the Dominican Republic during Dictator Rafael Trujillo’s reign, coordinated construction of the National Naval Medical Center outside of Washington, D.C., oversaw the development of Naval Mobile Base Hospital No. 1 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is credited with introducing the Daiquiri to America.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    July 8, 2016, (unprocessed), 1.0 cubic foot; Unpublished autobiography and personal papers of Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson (1882-1968), a distinguished Navy surgeon, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his relief efforts in the Dominican Republic during Dictator Rafael Trujillo’s reign, coordinated construction of the National Naval Medical Center outside of Washington, D.C., oversaw the development of Naval Mobile Base Hospital No. 1 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is credited with introducing the Daiquiri to America. Included besides the 400-page autobiography are scrapbooks detailing the planning and construction of the medical center; a report on the construction of the mobile hospital which includes photographs; three binders containing over two hundred pamphlets, off prints, and clippings of Johnson’s published articles; military orders; and his official Navy portrait. Purchased with state funds from Between the Covers, Gloucester City, New Jersey.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased with state funds from Between the Covers

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Lucius W. Johnson Papers (#1268), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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