J. Lindsay Johnson papers

J. Lindsay Johnson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Johnson, J. Lindsay, d. 1915
Title: J. Lindsay Johnson papers
Dates: 1879-1915
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of J. Lindsay Johnson from 1879-1915. Includes correspondence, documents, photographs, and memorabilia. The papers relate mainly to Lindsay's involvement as chairman of the Georgia State Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900 and his appointment as Director of the Bureau of Census in Manila, Philippine Islands. Consists mostly of letters of introduction written by various people for Johnson for his trip abroad.
Coll. Number: ms301

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Lindsay Johnson (d. 1915), lawyer and planter, chairman Georgia State Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900, and Director of the U.S. Bureau of Census in Manila, Philippine Islands, resided in Floyd County, Georgia.

Colonel Johnson was born in Floyd County, Georgia, near Rome, entered the University in 1872 and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1873; member of Phi Kappa Literary Society and Sigma Chi social fraternity; later attended Washington and Lee University, married in 1876, Miss Annie E. Gillespie of Brooklyn, New York. He was a lawyer and a planter, was Captain of the Rome Light Guards, 1879, was member of Georgia State Legislature from Floyd County, was chairman of Georgia State Commission to Paris Exposition of 1900, was an aide in Inaugural Parade when President Grover Cleveland took office.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters and documents, pictures and memorabilia pertaining to the career of Colonel J. Lindsay Johnson of Rome, Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Exposition universelle internationale de 1900. (Paris, France)
Manila (Philippines)
Paris (France)
United States. Bureau of the Census.

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

J. Lindsey Johnson papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Letters and documents

111889-1893 (5)
21900-1910 (7)
31911-1913 (10)
41914-1915 (9)
5no date (16)
6no date (13)

Series 2: Pictures, 1879 1893

17Series 2 Pictures, 1879 1893

Series 3: Artifacts

21Sergeants' stripes (2)
2Ribbon worn by Col. Johnson in Inaugural Parade, for President Grover Cleveland, 1893 (1)
3Rosettes and martingale worn by Col. Johnson's horse in Parade, 1893 (3)
4Fraternity pin, Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi, University of Georgia (in case 1)