John Fontaine papers

John Fontaine papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Fontaine, John, 1790-1866
Title: John Fontaine papers
Dates: Bulk, 1832-1866
Dates: 1820-1931
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (4 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of John Fontaine from 1820-1931. Contains mostly business correspondence, receipts, and invoices, pertaining to Stewart & Fontaine, commission merchants in Columbus, Georgia. The correspondence deals with the buying and selling of various commodities such as cotton and the shipping of goods mainly from St. Joseph and Apalachicola, Florida. There are a few letters (1836) relating to Fontaine's service as a mayor of Columbus. These letters discuss problems the citizens of Columbus are having with the Indians. The collection also contains correspondence to and from family members including John Fontaine; his wife Mary Ann Stewart Fontaine; his brother B.B. Fontaine of Mobile (Ala.); and James H. Shorter.
Coll. Number: ms2014

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


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.)
Shipping--Florida.
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

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence-Family, Columbus, Georgia, 1821-1880
 
2Correspondence-Family, Columbus, Georgia, 1881-1895
 
3Correspondence-Family, Columbus, Georgia, 1896-1931
 
4-5Correspondence-Family, Columbus, Georgia, undated
 
6Correspondence, 1824-1829
 
7Correspondence, 1830-1831
 
8Correspondence, 1832-1833
 
9Correspondence, 1834 January-March
 
10Correspondence, 1834 April-June
 
11Correspondence, 1834 July-September
 
12Correspondence, 1834 October-December
 
13Correspondence, 1835 January-April
 
14Correspondence, 1835 May-August
 
15Correspondence, 1835 September-December
 
16Correspondence, 1836 January-April
 
17Correspondence, 1836 May-December
 
18Correspondence, 1837 January-April
 
19Correspondence, 1837 May-August
 
20Correspondence, 1837 September-December
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1838 January-April
 
2Correspondence, 1838 May-August
 
3Correspondence, 1838 September-December
 
4Correspondence, 1839 January-April
 
5Correspondence, 1839 May-August
 
6Correspondence, 1839 September-December
 
7Correspondence, 1840 January-March
 
8Correspondence, 1840 April
 
9Correspondence, 1840 May
 
10Correspondence, 1840 June
 
11Correspondence, 1840 July
 
12Correspondence, 1840 September-November
 
13Correspondence, 1840 December
 
14Correspondence, 1841 January
 
15Correspondence, 1841 February
 
16Correspondence, 1841 March-December
 
17Correspondence, 1842 January-April
 
18Correspondence, 1842 May-December
 
19Correspondence, 1843
 
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, 1844
 
2Correspondence, 1845
 
3Correspondence, 1846-1849
 
4Correspondence, 1850-1854
 
5Correspondence, 1855 January-August
 
6Correspondence, 1855 September-December
 
7Correspondence, 1856-1858
 
8Correspondence, 1860s
 
9Correspondence, 1860-1861
 
10Correspondence, 1862
 
11Correspondence, 1863
 
12Correspondence, 1864
 
13Correspondence, 1865 May-August
 
14Correspondence, 1865 September-October
 
15Correspondence, 1865 November-December
 
16Correspondence, 1866
 
17Correspondence, 1869
 
18Correspondence, 1870-1879
 
19-21Correspondence, undated
 
22-23Correspondence and Miscellaneous, undated
 
BoxFolder
41Deed-signed by Wilson Lumpkin govenor of Georgia, 1834
 
2Deeds-Georgia, 1827-1894
 
3Deeds & Warrants-Alabama and (1) South Carolina, 1834-1841
 
4Confederate Imprint Misc.
 
5Insurance Policies, 1800-1862
 
6Party Invitations, 1870-1908
 
7Poetry book-A Farewell to Elizabeth Weyman, 1830-1844
 
8Receipts, 1825
 
9Receipts, 1827, 1828
 
10Receipts, 1829
 
11Receipts, 1837
 
12Receipts, 1855, 1860s and 1886
 
13Steamship Invoices, 1835-1865
 
14Texas Imprint-Tax Assessor's Invoice, 1857