|Creator:||Best, William, 1695-1761|
|Title:||Phinizy Spalding papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
|Abstract:||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.|
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.
Arranged in chronological order.
Phinizy Spalding papers. MS 783. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Ashantilly Press Collection, MS 702.