|Creator:||Georgia. Governor (1754-1757 : Reynolds).|
|Creator:||Reynolds, John, ca. 1713-1788|
|Creator:||University of Pennsylvania.|
|Title:||De Renne family papers (oversize)|
|Quantity:||3.0 Linear feet (24 oversize folders A, 14 oversize folders B)|
George Wymberley Jones De Renne (1827-1880), planter and bibliophile, (son of George Jones (1766-1838), physician), was known for his collection of over 1300 volumes collected from 1844-1861; most of this collection pertained to Georgia history. He had three children with his wife Mary Wallace Nuttall De Renne: Wymberley Jones De Renne (1853-1916), Letitia De Renne (1860-1890), and Kentwyn De Renne (1862-1891), who continued their father's legacy of collecting and printing books related to Georgia's history. Wymberley Jones De Renne married Laura Norris and their children included Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (b. 1891) and Elfrida De Renne (Barrow).
Noble J. Jones was a prominent leader of the Georgia Whig party throughout the American Revolution, serving in various political positions including the Continental Congress. After his political career, he began work as a physician and civic leader in Savannah, Georgia.
According to the New Georgia Encyclopedia, John Reynolds, "a captain in the British royal navy, served as Georgia's first royal governor from late 1754 to early 1757."
For more information, see the article "De Renne Family" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
The collection consists of miscellaneous documents, receipts, accounts, legal papers, and other materials related to the De Renne family, especially Noble Jones and George Wymberley Jones. Selections from this collection include: 1.) Land grant to Noble Jones, 9 December 1756, issued by Governor John Reynolds; 2.) Inventory and appraisal of property of Noble W. Jones, Jefferson County, 1819; 3.) Indenture, Noble W. Jones - George [Wymberley] Jones, 20 July 1796; and, 4.) Diploma, Doctorem in Arte Medica, University of Pennsylvania to G. Wymberley Jones, 8 April 1848.
Included in this collection is a miscellaneous lot of documents, receipts, accounts, legal papers, and other manuscripts which, because of large size, does not conform to standard manuscript shelving.
Arranged in chronological order.
De Renne family papers (oversize), 1735-1916. MS 1064a. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: MS 1135 De Renne Confederate manuscripts, 1861-1905; MS 1136 De Renne Historical manuscripts, 1746-1918; MS 1064 George Wymberley Jones De Renne family papers, 1732-1939; MS 1120(m) De Renne family receipts and remedies, 1860s-1940s; MS 2745(m) Wymberley Jones De Renne book lists, circa 1906; MS 2819 De Renne family papers, 1770-1986 (bulk 1873-1940); MS 1788 Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers, 1880-1970; MS 3605(m) Samuel A. Green letters to Wymberley Jones De Renne, 1911; MS 3623(m) De Renne family catalogues, 1999.