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J. Ralston Cargill Collection (MC 24)


Biographical Note

John Ralston Cargill was born September 2, 1875 and died in Columbus, Georgia on May 15, 1944. He was a prominent businessman in Columbus. Among other investments, he built the Ralston Hotel (later renamed RalstonTowers), and served as president of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce in the 1920s.

 

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three scrapbooks covering the time of Cargill's leadership of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as some loose advertisements for the Gilbert Printing Company and a photo of Cargill as a young man.

1900-1929 2 boxes (2 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the J. Ralston Cargill Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

J. Ralston Cargill Collection (MC 24)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

J. Ralston Cargill's daughters donated these materials in 1980.

 

Note to Researchers:

See also:

Evelyn Cargill Gilbert Poetry Collection (MC 27)

Lawrence C. Petri Collection (MC 51)

Marjorie Cargill Petri Collection (MC 77)


Box and Contents List

Box 1

Scrapbook 1 – Newspaper clippings detailing the activities of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. 1921-1927.

Folder 1 – Gilbert Printing Company materials, a photo of J. Ralston Cargill (c. 1900), stock certificate for one share of the Columbus Georgia Hotel Company made out to Mrs. J. W. Cargill (1920). 1900-1920s.

Box 2

Scrapbook 2 – Newspaper clippings detailing the activities of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. 1927-1928.

Scrapbook 3 – Newspaper clippings detailing the activities of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. 1928-1929.