J. Lindsay Johnson collection

J. Lindsay Johnson collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: J. Lindsay Johnson collection
Creator: Johnson, J. Lindsay, -1915
Inclusive Dates: 1870s-1915
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms301
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Lindsay Johnson (d. 1915) was a lawyer, planter, chairperson of Georgia State Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900, and Director of the U.S. Bureau of Census in Manila, Philippine Islands.

For further information, see his record from Centennial Alumni Catalog.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of recommendations, endorsements, and appointments of J. Lindsay Johnson. Positions include member of the Board of Trustees of The University of Georgia, Consult to Antwerp Belgium or Lyons France, Commissioner for the Paris Exposition from the state of Georgia, positions in the Philippines, Director of the Census of the Philippines Islands, and Consul General to Shanghai, China. The collection also includes Legislative tickets (Railroad passes), membership cards, invitations, two photographs, Johnson's passport, and a sympathy letter regarding Johnson's death.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Miss. Letitia Gillespie Johnson.

Preferred Citation

J. Lindsay Johnson collection, ms301, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-6Papers, 1884-1915
17Photographs, 1879, 1893
Includes two photographs of Colonel J. Lindsay Johnson. One portrays Johnson in uniform for the Inaugural Parade of Grover Cleveland. The second portrays Johnson as Captain of the Rome Light Guards.
2Artifacts, 1870s, 1893
Includes Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi, University of Georgia, Fraternity pin; Sergeant Stripes; ribbon worn by Col. Johnson in Grover Cleveland's Inaugural Parade; rosettes and martingale worn by Johnson's horse in parade.

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