De Renne Historic Georgia Manuscripts collection

De Renne Historic Georgia Manuscripts collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: De Renne Historic Georgia Manuscripts collection
Creator: De Renne, Wymberley Jones, 1853-1916
Inclusive Dates: 1746-1918
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 36 folders and 1 oversize box
Collection Number: ms1136
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Wymberley Jones De Renne (1827-1880), planter and bibliophile, (son of George Jones (1766-1838), physician), was known for his collection of over 1300 volumes collected from 1844-1861; most of this collection pertained to Georgia history. He had three children with his wife Mary Wallace Nuttall De Renne: Wymberley Jones De Renne (1853-1916), Letitia De Renne (1860-1890), and Kentwyn De Renne (1862-1891), who continued their father's legacy of collecting and printing books related to Georgia's history. Wymberley Jones De Renne married Laura Norris and their children included Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (b. 1891) and Elfrida De Renne (Barrow).

For more information, see the article De Renne Family in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of miscellaneous correspondences, notes, and documents collected by the De Renne family pertaining almost wholly to historical figures important in the development of Georgia as a colony and state.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

De Renne Historic Georgia Manuscripts collection, ms 1136. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: George Wymberley Jones De Renne family papers, ms 1064; De Renne family recipes and remedies, ms 1120; Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers, ms 1788; Wymberley Jones De Renne book lists, ms 2745; Samuel A. Green letters to Wymberley Jones De Renne, ms 3605; De Renne family catalogue (photocopy), ms 3623.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Mark Alexander letter regarding finances , 1851
12J. W. Babcock letter regarding Dr. Cooper at the "Georgia Lunatic Asylum" at Milledgeville, 1917
13William Bowles letter regarding America and visiting England , 1799
14Joseph E. Brown letter regarding mineral rights on his land, 1856
15Pierce Butler letter to Aaron Burr regarding the Constitution and the current government , 1803 March
16John Earle shipping receipt, 1779
17Edward Everett letters , 1858, 1860
18Peter Force certificate and letters regarding Georgia and politics, 1844, 1846
19Georgia Resolves , 1782
110Georgia Resolves, 1780
111Georgia Revolution - an abstract of the muster rolls of the undocumented companies of artillery in Georgia on the Continental Establishment taken in September, 1778
112George R. Gilmer letter regarding the legislative appropriation of funds for a lunatic asylum , 1838
113John Habersham letter to James Jackson regarding information of a meeting, 1782
114De Renne communication regarding Dr. Harney collection
114Newspaper clipping regarding Dr. John M. Harney's 1818 "Farewell to Savannah!" speech and a copy of Harney's speech
115William Whig Hazzard letter to Benson J. Lossing regarding Savannah, St. Simons, Brunswick, and their Revolutionary War ruins (includes a sketch)
116Frederick W. M. Holliday letter regarding the remains and viewing of deceased friend, 1879
117Henry Hull receipt regarding two coupons for Solomon's Lodge No. 1, 1880
118James Jackson letter to Mayor Cale in care of Captain Barnard regarding a debt owed , possibly 1795
119Autographs by Franklin Pierce and Jane Means , undated
120Edmund Ruffin letter regarding a complaint about a business transaction, 1852
121Thomas Savage letters regarding favors and politics, 1784
122Savannah. Dock & Harbor document , 1816
123John M. Scott autograph , undated
124George G. Smith letters to the De Renne family about his book, Story of Georgia and the Georgia People, 1732-1860, 1905-1908
125Thomas Smith letter to Harry Dulham regarding Georgia as a province and its finances , 1746
126Thomas Spalding letter , 1850
127Josiah Tattnall letter to John Noel regarding American politics , 1796
128Edward Telfair letter to George Jones regarding boxes of indigo and other goods being sent, 1794
129Maurice Thompson letter and poetry to E. A. Silva , 1901
130George Walton letter regarding a murder in Georgia , 1785
131John Wereat letter to George Jones regarding financial matters, 1793
132George White letters , 1851
133Joseph Wiggins financial document, 1837-1838
134The Humble Petition of Nathaniel Sloo of New York Mariners
135Letters concerning the existence of The Report of the Late Expedition Against St. Augustine and copies of documents referring to the report in the 1740s, 1916-1918
136Photocopies of the Colonial Acts of Georgia and materials and letters regarding them, 1881
1Indenture regarding Bulloch family land, 1788
1Judge John Macpherson Berrien letter to Judge George Jones, 1807
1Judge John Macpherson Berrien letter to Judge George Jones , 1807
1Judgement of House of Lords - Stewart vs. Stewart, 1839
1Brief of Social Verdict - Argument and Judgement, 1822
1Estate Documents of Frederick Campbell Stewart , circa 1820-1830s

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