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Phinizy Spalding papers

Phinizy Spalding papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Phinizy Spalding papers
Creator: Best, William, 1695-1761
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1971
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Collection Number: ms783
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

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

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

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

Related Collections in this Repository

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
12Correspondence, July-December 1967
13Correspondence, March-June 1968
14Correspondence, July-September 1968
15Correspondence, October-December 1968
16Correspondence, January-February 1969
17Correspondence, March-April 1969
18Correspondence, May-August 1969
19Correspondence, September-December 1969
110Correspondence, 1970
111Correspondence, 1971, undated
112Copyright certificate, 1968
115-16Printed material
117Notes, miscellaneous