|Creator:||Ellis, Henry, 1721-1806 -- Poetry|
|Title:||Henry Ellis papers|
|Location:||Located in the Vault.|
Henry Ellis, the second royal governor of Georgia, has been called "Georgia's second founder." Georgia had no self-government under the Trustees (1732-52), and the first royal governor, John Reynolds (1754-57), failed as an administrator. Under the leadership of Ellis (1757-60) Georgians learned how to govern themselves -- Henry Ellis (1721-1806). New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge (Retrieved August 25, 2009)
The collection consists of two poems, one rejoicing over Ellis' arrival in Georgia, the other denouncing Ellis' predecessor, John Reynolds, who was detested by the colonists. These have been reproduced in facsimile by the Ashantilly Press under the title A pair of odes. There is also a copy of the London Gazette, May 6-9, 1758, announcing Ellis as Reynolds' successor, a letter to Governor Ellis signed Edm. Atkin, dated Ft. Moore, Jan 25, 1760, regarding Indian Affairs, and a notice to Henry Ellis of a meeting of the Royal Society, dated Nov. 20, 1767 and signed Morton.
Henry Ellis papers, MS 708a. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.