Henry Ellis papers

Henry Ellis papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ellis, Henry, 1721-1806 -- Poetry
Title: Henry Ellis papers
Dates: 1758-1767
Quantity: 4.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms708a
Location: Located in the Vault.

Biographical/Historical Note

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)


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Announcements.
Atkin, Edmond -- Correspondence
Correspondence
Ellis, Henry, 1721-1806 -- Correspondence
Governors--Georgia--Press coverage.
Invitation cards.
London gazette.
Poetry.
Reynolds, John, ca. 1713-1788 -- Poetry
Royal Society (Great Britain).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Ellis papers, MS 708a. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
VB14Letter from Edmond Atkin at Fort Moore regarding a treaty with the Creek Nation, 1760 January 25
 
5Poems about Gov. Reynolds and Gov. Ellis
 
6Notice of Royal Society meeting in Fleet Street, 1767 November
 
7London Gazette, 9 May 1758