Johnston family papers

Johnston family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Johnston family papers
Dates: 1860-1960
Quantity: 4.5 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3234

Biographical/Historical Note

The Johnston family lived in the Nacoochee Valley area of Georgia in the 1800s-1900s.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, including correspondence between George Walton Williams in account with J. Lamb Johnston, Carolina Savings Bank (1875-1876), Williams family materials, miscellaneous account books, materials on the Nacoochee Valley Women's Club (1930s), Nacoochee Institute (1920s), news items from the 1920s-1940s, tax bills (1920s), Johnston family photographs with most people identified, photographs of gold mines in the area which include mining equipment, stages of mining and hydraulic mining, photos of Nacoochee Valley and Holly Island, along with news clippings and photographs. Also included in the collection is a box of oversized items which includes Margaret J. Paris' dependency application, small scrapbook with watercolors by M. Johnston, ice bag from Gainesville Ice and Fuel, issues of the Presbyterian College newspaper, and other assorted items.


Arrangement

Organized into 4 series: correspondence; financial, professional, personal; photographs; and oversize.


Index Terms

Account books.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Gainesville Ice and Fuel (Gainesville, Ga.).
Gold mines and mining-- Georgia--Nacoochee Valley-- Photographs
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Nacoochee Valley--History
Hydraulic mining--Georgia--Nacoochee Valle--Photographs
Hydraulic mining--Georgia--Nacoochee Valley--History
Johnston family -- Correspondence
Johnston family -- Photographs
Johnston, J. Lamb -- Correspondence
Mining machinery--Georgia--Nacoochee Valley--History
Mining machinery--Georgia--Nacoochee Valley--Photographs
Nacoochee Institute (Nacoochee Valley, Ga.) . -- History
Nacoochee Institute (Nacoochee Valley, Ga.) . -- Records and correspondence
Nacoochee Valley (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Nacoochee Valley (Ga.)--History--20th century.
Nacoochee Valley (Ga.)--Photographs
Nacoochee Valley Women's Club. -- History
Nacoochee Valley Women's Club. -- Records and correspondence
Newspapers.
Paris, Margaret J.
Presbyterian College.
Scrapbooks.
Student newspapers and publications--South Carolina--Clinton
Tax bills
Tax collection--Georgia.
White County (Ga.)--History--19th century.
White County (Ga.)--History--20th century.
Williams, George Walton, 1820-1903 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Johnston family papers, ms3234. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1860-1960s

BoxFolder
111860-1870s
includes George Walton Williams in account with J. Lamb Johnston, Carolina Savings Bank 1875-6
21880s
31890-1897
41898-1899
51900
61901-1905
71906-1910
81911-1912
BoxFolder
211913
21914-1915
31916-1917
41918
BoxFolder
311919
21920-1924
31925
41926
51927
61928-1929
71930-1935
81936
91937
101938-1939
111940-1942
121943-1944
131946-1947
141950s
151960s
16undated
17undated
 

2. Financial, Professional and Personal Material

BoxFolder
318Miscellaneous
19Robert Gordon business ledger, 1888-93
20Hallie Johnston grade book from Nacoochee Institute, 1920
21Williams family
BoxFolder
41Account books
2Local materials
3Miscellaneous
4Poetry from scrapbook
5Personal items
6News items
7Tax bills
8Dr. John Knox Coit
 

3. Photographs

BoxFolder
51Johnston family-most identified
2Reunion, 1972
3Gold mines in area
4Helen's Things-classmates & friends
5Local scenes
6Groups
7Individuals
8From newspapers-some Rotogravure-Uncle Tom Lumsden, Sautee Woodcarver, Ed Dorsey, Frank Stanton, mountain man with oxen and wagon
 

Series 4: 4. Oversize

Oversize_Box
1Margaret J Paris' dependency application
1Small scrapbook with watercolors by M Johnston
1Ice bag from Gainesville ice and fuel
1Couple issues of Presbyterian College newspaper
1Elementary Spelling Book by Webster
1Scrapbook-To Nancy from Ann, February 15, 1941
lots of local clippings
1Photo of man in clerical collar