|Creator:||Johnson, J. Lindsay, d. 1915|
|Title:||J. Lindsay Johnson papers|
|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.|
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.
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.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
J. Lindsey Johnson papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.