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John E. Donalson papers

John E. Donalson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John E. Donalson papers
Creator: Donalson, John E., 1846-1920
Inclusive Dates: 1843-1943
Language: English
Extent: 7.25 Linear Feet (8 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms3936
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Ernest Donalson (1846-1920) was a prominent Georgia businessperson, lawyer, judge, and Confederate veteran. He founded Donalson Lumber Company in the city of Donalsonville, Georgia, and conducted much of his business from Bainbridge, Georgia.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of business correspondence, legal cases, personal papers and correspondence, bills and receipts, land grants, indentures, bonds, deeds, and family photographs. Documents in the collection span from 1843 to 1943.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John E. Donalson papers, ms3936, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- Georgia.
Bainbridge (Ga.)
Business records -- Georgia.
Businessmen -- Georgia.
Correspondence.
Donalson family
Donalsonville (Ga.)
Fain, John Edward
Land grants -- Georgia.
Naval stores -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Business Correspondence

boxfolder
11-271866-1900
boxfolder
21-211900-1906
boxfolder
31-201907-1909
boxfolder
41-191909-1913
boxfolder
51-151913-1943, undated
 

2. Cases

boxfolder
516-32A-W
 

3. Personal

boxfolder
61-3Correspondence, 1867-1917, undated
64Marriage certificate
65Genealogy
oversized_folder
1Family trees - Wilkins; Usher, Tyrrell, and Egerton
boxfolder
66Wills, 1915-1932
67Estate
68Memorials
69Family correspondence, 1908-1962
610Advertisements
611Miscellaneous
oversized_folder
2Erle M. Donalson - certification for attorney in the U.S. District Court, South District of Florida, 1926 May 13
2Loulie M. Gordon - certificate for appointment as Patroness of the 18th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1894 August 15
2West Florida News - partial front page, 1865 January 12
 

4. Financial

boxfolder
612-34Bills and receipts, 1868-1911
boxfolder
71-21Bills and receipts, 1911-1934, undated
722Land grants, Early County (Ga.), 1819-1837
723Plat showing plan for Negro school, 1904
724Survey of Bainbridge, 1843
oversized_folder
1Map of Sheffield, Alabama
1Railroad sketch
boxfolder
725Deed, Early County (Ga.), 1848
726Indentures and bonds, Decatur County, 1871-1882
boxfolder
81-2Indentures and bonds, Decatur County, 1884-1898
83Indentures, mortgages and bonds, Decatur County, 1900-1918
84Bonds and deeds for the estate of John E. Donalson, 1922-1925
 

5. Photographs

boxfolder
85Photographs - unidentified people
86Family photograph - Erle Donalson's wedding
oversized_folder
2John E. Donalson - portrait