G.F. Johnson letter
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G.F. Johnson letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Johnson, G.F.
Title: G.F. Johnson letter
Dates: 1873
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1092

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter from G.F. Johnson (the name is only partially legible) to his parents, written from Screven House, a hotel in Savannah, Georgia, in 1873. In the letter, Johnson describes his experiences in Savannah and provides a detailed description of Bonaventure Cemetery. He mentions how the city is filled with people from the North, most of whom have taken up occupancy in the best hotels in the city.

Index Terms

Bonaventure Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Johnson, G.F.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Screven House (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired by the donor from her niece, Josephene Dixon Johnson, a descendant of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], G.F. Johnson letter, MS 1092, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. W. Spencer Connerat, 1974.


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.


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

Container List

Item 1: G.F. Johnson letter to his parents, 1873 March 18 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Savannah, Ga. Photocopy.