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.


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.)
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

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
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
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
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