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James Oglethorpe letter to Sir John Philipps

James Oglethorpe letter to Sir John Philipps

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Oglethorpe letter to Sir John Philipps
Creator: Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785
Inclusive Dates: 1734 January 16
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms952
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785), founder of Georgia, was born in London, England.

For more information, see the article James Oglethorpe (1696-1785) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Isles of Wight, January 16, 1734, Sir [John Philipps], signed James Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe describes the settling of the Salzburgers in Georgia, and tells of bringing Tomochichi, an Indian chief, and an Indian child the chief claims as his heir, back to England.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Oglethorpe letter to Sir John Philipps, ms952, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Indians of North America -- Georgia.
Philipps, John, Sir, 1700-1764
Protestants -- Georgia.
Religious refugees -- Georgia.
Salzburgers -- Georgia -- Emigration, 1731-1735.
Tomo-chi-chi, -1739

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1734 January 16