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1 Title:   Noble Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805  
  Dates:   1754-1838  
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The collection consists of papers of the Noble Jones family of Savannah, Georgia from 1754-1838. Bound in a volume, the papers contain legal instruments including wills and indentures, business records, sales and dispensations of enslaved people, and correspondence documenting land transactions, legal matters, political matters, and family concerns. The materials document three generations of the Jones family including Noble Jones, Noble Wymberly Jones, and George Jones. The last will and Testament of Noble Jones includes the bequest of Wormslow [Wormsloe] and enslaved people.
 
  Identifier:   ms1127  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Wills Hill letter to James Habersham  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793  
  Dates:   1772 April 1  
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The collection consists of a letter from Wills Hill (at that time, Earl of Hillsborough), Whitehall, to acting governor James Habersham, Savannah, Georgia dated April 1, 1772. The letter discusses Indian depredations, smallpox, an appropriation for the support of the "civil establishment of Georgia for the present year", says he encloses copy of estimate upon which grant is founded "for your direction in the Application thereof," mentions an increase in the allowance for purchase of "implements and utensils for improving the manufacture of raw silk."
 
  Identifier:   ms526  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Georgia Historical Records Survey collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Tate, Susan Frances Barrow, 1908-  
  Dates:   circa 1941  
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This collection consists of a group of various colonial, state and municipal legal documents from the 1600s-1900s, copied by the Historical Records Survey of Georgia in 1941 as part of the Works Progress Administration. The documents focus on Georgia state and colonial laws as municipal government in various parts of the state. There is also a listing of some vital statistics which consist of a list of books, not the actual vital statistic.
 
  Identifier:   ms933  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   James Wright answer to the Lords of the Committee for Trade  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785  
  Dates:   1762 February 15  
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The collection consists of a twenty-nine page folio containing Georgia Colonial Governor Sir James Wright's answers to questions posed by the Lords of the Committee for Trade of Great Britain's Privy Council dated Savannah, Georgia, February 15, 1762. Divided into 17 sections, the document contains information on Georgia's geography, boundaries, location of rivers and towns, as well as French or Spanish settlements; trade with Great Britain; imported goods of British manufacture; trade with foreign countries; produce of Georgia; population and growth in the colony; the militia; forts and defenses; trade, treaties, population, and location of the Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaws, and Cherokee Indians; duties; civil officers including name, title of office, pay, and when appointed; and the court system.
 
  Identifier:   ms1039  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Earl of Egmont papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748  
  Dates:   1732-1745  
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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.
 
  Identifier:   ms746  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Transcripts of the Earl of Egmont papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America  
  Dates:   1732-1743  
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Note The collection consists of transcripts created by E. Merton Coulter from 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.
 
  Identifier:   ms1786  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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