William G. Johnston letter
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William G. Johnston letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Johnston, William G., -1886.
Title: William G. Johnston letter
Dates: 1841
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0437

Biographical/Historical Note

William G. Johnston was one of Macon, Georgia's wealthiest and most prominent citizens. He was a director of the Ocmulgee Bank, a director of the Macon Manufacturing Co., which became the Bibb Manufacturing Co., receiver of deposits for the Confederate States Treasury Department Depository in Macon; a president of the Central of Georgia Railway & Banking Co.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from John G. Bolles of the Hartford Fire Insurance Office to William G. Johnston, 1841, regarding the insurance on the Ocmulgee Bank building which had been blown up by gunpowder.


Index Terms

Fire insurance.
Gunpowder.
Johnston, William G., -1886.
Letters (correspondence)
Ocmulgee Bank of the State of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William G. Johnston letter, MS 437, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1955.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.