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William Manson papers

William Manson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Manson papers
Creator: Manson, William
Inclusive Dates: 1769-1787
Language(s): English
Extent: 2.3 Linear Feet (37 items in 1 oversized box and 3 oversized folders B)
Collection Number: ms1157
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of papers of William Manson from 1769-1787. The papers include land grants, indentures, plats, and legal documents. The materials document Manson's role in settling Georgia, his land claims, information on Manson's loyalty and service to the crown during the American Revolution, and his subsequent claims for compensation due to seizure of his lands by the American government.

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Manson, ship captain, headed a settling party of 100 indentured servants in Georgia during 1774. Manson remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution and later claimed compensation from King George III due to losses from lands seized by the American government.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Manson papers, MS 1157. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American loyalists -- Georgia.
George, King of Great Britain, III, 1738-1820
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Georgia.
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820.
Land grants.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Claims.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-6Memorials for Land (small folder), 1770 - 1774
17-28Georgia Loyalists Documents
1BOversize indentures (3)
2BOversize indentures (3)
3BOversize indentures (3)