Sir John Perceval papers

Sir John Perceval papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748
Title: Sir John Perceval papers
Dates: 1732-1745
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:The collection consists of contemporary hand-written copies of letters and documents from 1732-1745 relating to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America. The correspondence includes letters between officials and settlers in the Colony and the Trustees. Major correspondees include James Oglethorpe, Thomas Causton, Samuel Eveleigh, Thomas Christie, Elisha Dobree, John Wesley and Trustees Benjamin Martryn and Harman Verelst. The letters provide comprehensive information regarding the settlement of Georgia, especially in Savannah and Frederica; Indian trading and relations; activities of the French and Spanish; the question of slavery; Salzburger and Moravian settlers; and religious matters. The collection also includes the journals and letters from 1736-1745 of William Stephens, secretary and later president of the Colony.
Coll. Number: ms746

Biographical/Historical Note

Sir John Perceval, Earl of Egmont (1683-1748), first president of the trustees appointed by Royal Charter for establishing the Colony of Georgia.

Index Terms

Causton, Thomas, 1692-ca. 1745
Christie, Thomas
Dobree, Elisha
Everleigh, Samuel
France--Foreign relations--18th century.
Frederica (Ga.)
Georgia--Politics and government--To 1775.
Georgia--Social life and customs--To 1775.
Great Britain--Colonies--America.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Land settlement--Georgia.
Martryn, Benjamin, 1699-1763
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785
Religious life.
Savannah (Ga.)
Spain--Foreign relations--18th century.
Stephens, William, 1671-1753
Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America.
Verelst, Harman
Wesley, John, 1703-1791

General Notes

Also known as the Egmont papers and Phillipps collection.

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

Earl John Perceval papers, MS 746. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Due to preservation concerns, researchers are required to use either the microfilm; digital version,; use E. M. Coulter's edited book,; or transcript copy available in the Hargrett Reading Room.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Egmont Papers- transcript, 1732- 1742