William Manson papers

William Manson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Manson, William
Title: William Manson papers
Dates: 1769-1787
Quantity: 2.3 Linear feet (37 items in 1 oversized box and 3 oversized folders B)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of William Manson from 1769-1787. The papers include land grants, indentures, plats, and legal documents. The materials document Manson's role in settling Georgia, his land claims, information on Manson's loyalty and service to the crown during the American Revolution, and his subsequent claims for compensation due to seizure of his lands by the American government.
Coll. Number: ms1157

Biographical/Historical Note

William Manson, ship captain, headed a settling party of 100 indentured servants in Georgia during 1774. Manson remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution and later claimed compensation from King George III due to losses from lands seized by the American government.

Index Terms

American loyalists--Georgia.
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Great Britain--Colonies--Georgia.
Great Britain--History--George III, 1760-1820.
Land grants.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Claims.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Manson papers, MS 1157. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxItem
11-6Memorials for Land (small folder), 1770 - 1774
7-28Georgia Loyalists Documents
OS Folder
1BOversize indentures (3)
OS Folder
2BOversize indentures (3)
OS Folder
3BOversize indentures (3)