|Creator:||Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748|
|Title:||Sir John Perceval papers|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 741 to MS 754 housed together in 1 document box; 21 microfilm reels)|
|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.|
Sir John Perceval, Earl of Egmont (1683-1748), first president of the trustees appointed by Royal Charter for establishing the Colony of Georgia.
Arranged in chronological order.
21 microfilm reels ;,35 mm.
Also known as the Egmont papers.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Earl John Perceval papers, MS 746. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Due to preservation concerns, researchers are required to use the microfilm or transcript copy.