J. Lindsay Johnson collection

J. Lindsay Johnson collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Johnson, J. Lindsay, d. 1915
Title: J. Lindsay Johnson collection
Dates: 1870s-1915
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms301

Biographical/Historical Note

John Lindsay Johnson (d. 1915) was a lawyer, planter, chairperson of Georgia State Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900, and Director of the U.S. Bureau of Census in Manila, Philippine Islands.

For further information, see his record from Centennial Alumni Catalog.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of recommendations, endorsements, and appointments of J. Lindsay Johnson. Positions include member of the Board of Trustees of The University of Georgia, Consult to Antwerp Belgium or Lyons France, Commissioner for the Paris Exposition from the state of Georgia, positions in the Philippines, Director of the Census of the Philippines Islands, and Consul General to Shanghai, China. The collection also includes Legislative tickets (Railroad passes), membership cards, invitations, two photographs, Johnson’s passport, and a sympathy letter regarding Johnson’s death.

Index Terms

Invitation cards.
Letters of recommendation.
Manila (Philippines).
Paris (France)
University of Georgia. Alumni and alumnae.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Miss. Letitia Gillespie Johnson.

Preferred Citation note

J. Lindsay Johnson collection, ms301, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-6Papers, 1884-1915
7Photographs, 1879, 1893
Includes two photographs of Colonel J. Lindsay Johnson. One portrays Johnson in uniform for the Inaugural Parade of Grover Cleveland. The second portrays Johnson as Captain of the Rome Light Guards.
2Artifacts, 1870s, 1893
Includes Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi, University of Georgia, Fraternity pin; Sergeant Stripes; ribbon worn by Col. Johnson in Grover Cleveland’s Inaugural Parade; rosettes and martingale worn by Johnson's horse in parade.