De Renne family papers (oversize)

De Renne family papers (oversize)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia. Governor (1754-1757 : Reynolds).
Creator: Reynolds, John, ca. 1713-1788
Creator: University of Pennsylvania.
Title: De Renne family papers (oversize)
Dates: 1735-1916
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet (24 oversize folders A, 14 oversize folders B)
Coll. Number: ms1064a

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Appraisals (records)
Authors, American--Georgia--Savannah--Finance, Personal.
Book collectors--Georgia--Savannah--Finance, Personal.
Collectors and collecting--Georgia--Savannah--Finance, Personal.
De Renne family
De Renne, George Wymberley Jones, 1827-1880
De Renne, George Wymberley Jones, 1827-1880 -- Finance, Personal
Diplomas.
Documents.
Georgia--History--18th century--Sources.
Georgia--History--19th century--Sources.
Georgia--History--20th century--Sources.
Historians--Georgia--Savannah--Finance, Personal.
Indentures.
Inventories.
Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805
Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805 -- Finance, Personal
Land grants.
Legal documents.
Legislators--Georgia--Biography--Finance, Personal.
Physicians--Georgia--Savannah--Finance, Personal.
Plats (maps)
Politicians--Georgia--Savannah--Finance, Personal.
Real property--Georgia--Jefferson County.
Real property--Georgia.
Receipts (financial records)
University of Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

De Renne family papers (oversize), 1735-1916. MS 1064a. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

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.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS Folder
1ALand grant to Noble Jones, issued by Governor John Reynolds, 9 December 1756
 
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2AIndenture, Noble Wymberly Jones-Thomas Norton, 8 July 1796
 
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3AGeorge Jones-Robert Habersham legal transactions, 26 July 1828
 
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4AIndenture, James and Mary Jones Bulloch-James Deveaux, 4 August 1780
 
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5AInventory and appraisal of property of Noble W. Jones, Jefferson County, 1819
 
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6AReceipt for purchase of wharf lot, Edward Lloyd, 1792
 
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7AWharf lot court transactions, Noble W. Jones, 1791-1792
 
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8AAccount of John G. Miles with heirs of Thomas Smith, 1852
 
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9AIndenture, Joshua Ward-Noble W. Jones, 4 April 1793
 
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10AAgreement, Mrs. Sarah Jones and heirs of Noble W. Jones, June 1809
 
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11ANotice of land sale, estate of Noble W. Jones, no date
 
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12AIndenture, Noble W. Jones-George Jones, 20 July 1796
 
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13AMemorandum regarding lease of wharf and brick stores to George Gordon, 30 June 1815
 
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14AIndenture, Land Commissioners-George Jones, 26 July 1794
 
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15APlan for Wormsloe, 1829
 
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16APlot, land grant of 800 acres to Noble Jones with three accompanying documents, 3 February 1772
 
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17AIndenture, Thomas Norton-Noble W. Jones, 8 July 1796
 
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18BIndenture, Josiah Tattnall and Sarah Jones-George Jones, August 1795
 
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19AMarriage contract, Everard DeRenne-Jeannette Sterling, 2 May 1882
 
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20AYouth's Historical Society of Savannah membership for G. W. J. DeRenne, 17 April 187
 
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21BDiploma, Doctorem in Arte Medica University of Pennsylvania to G. Wymberley Jones, 8 April 1848
 
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22ADiploma, B. A. University of Pennsylvania to George F. T. Jones, July 1845
 
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23BDiploma, private courses of Medical Department, University of the City of New York to E. DeRenne, 1881-1882 (four documents)
 
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24ADiploma B. A., Princeton to Everard DeRenne, 14 July 1879
 
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25BDiploma, M. D. University of the City of New York to Everard DeRenne, 9 March 1882
 
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26BPlat of proposed causeway, Isle of Hope to Long Island, 1871
 
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27APlan of wharf lots 4,5, and 6 in Savannah, 20 January 1869
 
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28BPlan of wharf lots 4,5, and 6 in Savannah, 4 March 1871
 
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29BPlans, blueprints, specifications, and sketches of nineteenth century additions to Wormsloe (17 items)
 
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30BDeRenne land subdivisions, maps and blueprints, 1878-1906 (3 items)
 
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31BPoplar Grove plat, G. W. J. DeRenne property, 1916
 
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32AAlexander's Perpetual Calendar(copyright) with manuscript notes by L. L. Mackall and Edward Porter Alexander, 1903 17 December 1904 (2 items)
 
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33ALand grant to Walter Augustine by the Trustees of Georgia, 24 September 1735
 
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34BLand grant for religious purposes (Bethesda) by the Trustees of Georgia, 6 June 1737
 
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35BIndenture, Trustees of Georgia-Bailiffs of the Town of Frederica, 17 May 1738
 
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36BDeed poll of the Common Council of the Trustees of Georgia relating to non­performance by grantees, 28 August 1739
 
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37BIndenture, Benjamin Lewis-Nathanial Harris and John Venning to mortgage land in Franklin County, 12 March 1796
 
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38BIndenture, Mary Jones-Noble W. Jones deed to lot in Savannah, 29 December 1797