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Author: Percival, John, Earl, 1683-1748.
Title: Sir John Percival papers, also called: The Egmont Papers, 1732-1745.
Description: 21 v.
21 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Arranged in chronological order.
Notes: The collection consists of contemporary hand-written copies of letters and documents from 1732-1745 relating to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America. The correspondence includes letters between officials and settlers in the Colony and the Trustees. Major correspondees include James Oglethorpe, Thomas Causton, Samuel Eveleigh, Thomas Christie, Elisha Dobree, John Wesley and Trustees Benjamin Martryn and Harman Verelst. The letters provide comprehensive information regarding the settlement of Georgia, especially in Savannah and Frederica; Indian trading and relations; activities of the French and Spanish; the question of slavery; Salzburger and Moravian settlers; and religious matters. The collection also includes the journals and letters from 1736-1745 of William Stephens, secretary and later president of the Colony.
Subject(s): Causton, Thomas 1692-ca. 1745. Christie, Thomas. Dobree, Elisha. Everleigh, Samuel. Martryn, Benjamin, 1699-1763. Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785. Stephens, William, 1671-1753. Verelst, Harman. Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America. Slavery--Georgia. Religious life. Indians of North America--Georgia. Colonization. Land settlement--Georgia. Moravians--Georgia. Salzburgers--Georgia. Savannah (Ga.) Frederica (Ga.) Georgia--Politics and government--To 1775. Georgia--Social life and customs--To 1775. Great Britain--Colonies--America. Spain--Foreign relations--18th century. France--Foreign relations--18th century.

Location: .Main 3rd floor Hargrett Manuscripts
Call Number: No call number available

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