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John Fontaine papers

John Fontaine papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Fontaine papers
Creator: Fontaine, John, 1790-1866
Inclusive Dates: 1820-1931
Bulk Dates: 1832-1866
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet 4 document boxes
Collection Number: ms2014
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Fontaine (1790-1866), commission merchant and first mayor of Columbus, Georgia, married Mary Ann Stewart.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of business correspondence, receipts, and invoices pertaining to Stewart & Fontaine, commission merchants in Columbus, Georgia. There are a few letters from 1836 relating to Fontaine's service as the mayor of Columbus and the problems they are having with the Native People.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Fontaine papers, ms2014, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Selected documents are also available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Apalachicola (Fla.)
Business records.
Columbus (Ga.). Office of the Mayor
Commission merchants -- Georgia.
Cotton trade -- Georgia.
Fontaine, B. B.
Fontaine, Mary Ann
Indians of North America -- Georgia.
Saint Joseph (Fla.)
Shipping -- Florida.
Shorter, James H.
Stewart & Fontaine (Columbus, Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-5Correspondence - Family, Columbus, Georgia, 1821-1931
16-20Correspondence, 1824-1837
21-19Correspondence, 1838-1843
31-21Correspondence, 1844-1879
322-23Correspondence and Miscellaneous, undated
41Deed - signed by Wilson Lumpkin, govenor of Georgia, 1834
42Deeds - Georgia, 1827-1894
43Deeds, Warrants - Alabama, South Carolina, 1834-1841
44Confederate Imprints
45Insurance Policies, 1800-1862
46Party Invitations, 1870-1908
47Poetry book - A Farewell to Elizabeth Weyman, 1830-1844
48-12Receipts, 1825-1886
413Steamship Invoices, 1835-1865
414Texas Imprint - Tax Assessor's Invoice, 1857