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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection relating to Charles Sumner
|Charles Sumner to [Arnold] B. Johnson on the benefits of a good water closet
|5 October 1863
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)
|Johnson, Arnold B.
|"The 'water-closet' is one of the gifts of modern civilization, & must always be taken into account when you select a house." Written to Johnson in Washington, D.C.
|Science and Technology Architecture
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Johnson, A.B. (fl. 1863)
|Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|According to several sources, including Sumner's Memoir, Sumner had a secretary named Arnold B. Johnson.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945