Phinizy Spalding papers

Phinizy Spalding papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Best, William, 1695-1761
Title: Phinizy Spalding papers
Dates: 1967-1971
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms783

Biographical/Historical Note

As a professor of history at the University of Georgia, Phinizy Spalding emerged as the nation's leading scholar on James Oglethorpe. He wrote more than twenty books, articles, and chapters about Oglethorpe and colonial Georgia. He was also an influential leader in historic preservation efforts in Athens and across Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence concerning the re-publication of The Merit and Reward of a Good Intention, a sermon preached by William Best, D. D., before the Honourable Trustees of the Colony of Georgia in 1742. The book as reprinted contains an introduction by Phinizy Spalding, engravings and a map of the period. The collection includes many letters from William Haynes of the Ashantilly Press, as well as letters from other correspondents. The book was a winner in the 1968 Southern Books Competition.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Ashantilly Press.
Haynes, William, 1908-2001 -- Correspondence
Reprints (Publications)
Spalding, Phinizy -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Phinizy Spalding papers, ms783, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Ashantilly Press Collection, ms702; Phinizy Spalding papers, ms1783, 2907; Hughes Spalding papers, ms1413 and ms1665; and Jack J. Spalding letters to Judson Hand, ms693.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, January- June 1967
2Correspondence, July-December 1967
3Correspondence, March-June 1968
4Correspondence, July-September 1968
5Correspondence, October-December 1968
6Correspondence, January-February 1969
7Correspondence, March-April 1969
8Correspondence, May-August 1969
9Correspondence, September-December 1969
10Correspondence, 1970
11Correspondence, 1971, undated
12Copyright certificate, 1968
15-16Printed material
17Notes, miscellaneous