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Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen coupon

Identifier: ahc.MSS711f

Scope and Content

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


  • 1869


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2012

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2012.
Mark W. Johnson & Woodruff Seedsmen coupon
Jennie Oldfield
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305