Earl of Egmont journals

Earl of Egmont journals

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748
Title: Earl of Egmont journals
Dates: 1730s-1740s
Quantity: 2.4 Linear feet (6 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of typescripts of part of the journals of the Earl of Egmont.
Coll. Number: ms1786

Biographical/Historical Note

The first twenty years of Georgia history are referred to as Trustee Georgia because during that time a Board of Trustees governed the colony. England's King George signed a charter establishing the colony and creating its governing board on April 21, 1732. His action culminated a lengthy process. John Viscount Percival, the earl of Egmont, was the first president of the common council and the dominant figure among the Trustees until his retirement in 1742. He acted as Georgia's champion in Parliament. The New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-816 Retrieved 4/9/2009.


Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection are typescripts of part of the journals of the Earl of Egmont, # 14200-14213. A bound copy of these typescripts is in the Georgia Room. Also in the Hargrett Library are the original journals, available on microfilm, Mss # 746; the edited version of E. Merton Coulter's List of Early Settlers... in Mss 309, and the printed version of the same in the Georgia Room, call # LXK23 C855 L543.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Causton, Thomas, 1692-ca. 1745 -- Correspondence
Christie, Thomas, fl. 1733-1742 -- Correspondence
Correspondence.
Dobree, Elisha -- Correspondence
Everleigh, Samuel -- Correspondence
France--Colonies--America.
Frederica (Ga.)
Georgia--Politics and government--To 1775.
Georgia--Social life and customs--To 1775.
Great Britain--Colonies--America.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Journals (accounts).
Land settlement--Georgia.
Legislative acts.
Martryn, Benjamin, 1699-1763 -- Correspondence
Moravians--Georgia.
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785 -- Correspondence
Papers (document genre)
Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748 -- Correspondence
Salzburgers--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)
Slavery--Georgia.
Spain--Colonies--America.
Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America.
Typescripts.

General Notes

Related collections held by the Georgia Room and the Main Library at the University of Georgia Libraries: The journal of the Earl of Egmont; abstract of the trustees proceedings for establishing the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1738. Athens, University of Georgia Press, [1962] ; Journal of the Earl of Egmont, first president of the Board of trustees, from June 14, 1738, to May 25, 1744. Atlanta, Ga., The Franklin-Turner company, 1908 ; Manuscripts of the Earl of Egmont. London, H.M. Stationery off., 1920-23 ; A list of the early settlers of Georgia, by E. Merton Coulter and Albert B. Saye. Athens, Univ. of Georgia Press [1949].


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Earl of Egmont journals, MS 1786. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Sir John Perceval papers, 1732-1745 ; Coulter, E. M. - List of early settlers, MS 309.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14200
 
2Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14200
 
3Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14201
 
4Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14201
 
BoxFolder
21Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14202
 
2Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14202
 
3Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14203
 
4Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14203
 
BoxFolder
31Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14204
 
2Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14204
 
3Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14205
 
4Typescripts 1st and 2d copy of # 14205
 
5Typescript of 1st copy # 14206
 
BoxFolder
41Typescript of 2d copy of # 14206
 
2Typescript 1st and 2d copy of 14207
 
3Typescript 1st and 2d copy of 14207
 
4Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14208
 
5Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14208
 
BoxFolder
51Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14209
 
2Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14209
 
3Typescript of 1st and 2d copy of # 14210
 
4Typescript of 1st and 2d copy of # 14210
 
BoxFolder
61Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14211
 
2Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14211
 
3Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14212
 
4Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14212
 
5Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14213
 
6Typescript 1st and 2d copy of # 14213