The Journal of the Earl of Egmont

Abstract of the Trustees Proceedings for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1738

John Perceval

Foreword by Lee Caldwell

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Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5984-7

List Price: $114.95

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5985-4

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The Journal of the Earl of Egmont

Abstract of the Trustees Proceedings for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1738

John Perceval

Foreword by Lee Caldwell

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The Journal of the Earl of Egmont reveals private historical records kept by John Perceval, the first Earl of Egmont and secretary for the Common Council, a council appointed by the Charter of the colony of Georgia. A close friend of James Edward Oglethorpe, Egmont was instrumental in various colonial projects, including obtaining money for the new Carolina charter, serving as the first president of the Trustees, and often serving as the chairman of the Common Council. His careful records and plentiful writing found here offer a historical perspective on Georgia's early days.

The Georgia Open History Library has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this collection, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Author/Editor

JOHN PERCEVAL (1683-1748) was the 1st Earl of Egmont, who, alongside Ogelthorpe and other associates, planned and oversaw the colony of Georgia.

ROBERT G. MCPHERSON was a historian of the colony of Georgia as well as the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British Isles. He published Theory of Higher Education in Nineteenth-Century England in 1959, three years before editing The Journal of the 1st Earl of Egmont.

LEE ANN CALDWELL is a professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta University. She is author of Georgia: Its Heritage and Its Promise and sits on the editorial board of the Georgia Historical Quarterly.