John Fontaine papers

John Fontaine papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Fontaine, John, 1790-1866
Title: John Fontaine papers
Dates: Bulk, 1832-1866
Dates: 1820-1931
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet 4 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms2014

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index 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.)
Shorter, James H.
Stewart & Fontaine (Columbus, Ga.).

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-5Correspondence - Family, Columbus, Georgia, 1821-1931
6-20Correspondence, 1824-1837
21-19Correspondence, 1838-1843
31-21Correspondence, 1844-1879
22-23Correspondence and Miscellaneous, undated
41Deed - signed by Wilson Lumpkin, govenor of Georgia, 1834
2Deeds - Georgia, 1827-1894
3Deeds, Warrants - Alabama, South Carolina, 1834-1841
4Confederate Imprints
5Insurance Policies, 1800-1862
6Party Invitations, 1870-1908
7Poetry book - A Farewell to Elizabeth Weyman, 1830-1844
8-12Receipts, 1825-1886
13Steamship Invoices, 1835-1865
14Texas Imprint - Tax Assessor's Invoice, 1857