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Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen coupon

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Johnson, Mark W., 1837-1919
Creator: Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen (Atlanta, Ga.).
Creator: Mark W. Johnson Seed Company (Atlanta Ga.).
Creator: Woodruff, Warham W.
Title: Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen coupon
Dates: 1869
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS711f

Biographical/Historical Note

Mark W. Johnson (1837-1919) was born in McDonough, Georgia and served in the Civil War as captain of the 57th Georgia Infantry. In 1862, he married Penelope Hollinshead and together had five children. He moved to Atlanta in 1865, first working in the grocery business. In 1868, Johnson opened the first seed and farm implement store in Atlanta, Mark W. Johnson Seed Company, located on Broad Street. According to available sources, Mark Johnson and Warham Woodruff operated the seed store together in 1876. From 1890 on, the store was located at 35 South Pryor Street under sole direction of Johnson. Known to the community as "Uncle Mark," Johnson was considered an expert on gardening and offered advice to his customers from all over Georgia. He wrote articles, gave lectures on gardening, and authored How to Plant and What to do With the Crops in 1886. In 1883, Johnson was elected vice president from Georgia to the National Cotton Planters' Association of America.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a three dollar discount coupon produced by Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen, Atlanta, Georgia.

Index Terms

Bulbs (Plants)
Business records--Georgia--Atlanta
Farm equipment
Farm supplies--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Equipment and supplies
Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen (Atlanta, Ga.).
Seed industry and trade--Georgia--Atlanta
Seed supply--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen coupon, MSS 711f, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2012

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2012.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



1Three dollar discount coupon, 1869