|Creator:||Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748|
|Title:||Earl of Egmont journals|
|Quantity:||2.4 Linear feet (6 document boxes)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of typescripts of part of the journals of the Earl of Egmont.|
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.
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.
Arranged in chronological order.
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,  ; 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 .
Earl of Egmont journals, MS 1786. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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.