Johnson's Sound Asleep & Wide Awake - Charles H. Taylor made several gifts for the purchase of graphic arts materials that Brigham considered important additions to the collections. Brigham's extensive communication with the grandchildren of the engraver and artist, David Claypoole Johnston identified a substantial collection of his watercolors, landscapes, prints, pencil drawings, a set of Scraps, five copperplates, and one woodblock, and an oil portrait of the artist that the Society was able to acquire. This material complemented the existing collection of illustrated books and sketches by Johnston at the Society. David Claypoole Johnston, Sound Asleep & Wide Awake, or Sleeper & Marker, watercolor, 1855. The entire collection has been inventoried and digitized for researchers' use.

David Claypoole Johnston Family Collection. Gift of Charles H. Taylor.

The Amerian Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012 - A View at the Bicentennial
A Keen Scent for an Old Book - Clarence S. Brigham and Waldo Lincoln, 1908-1927