Expedition diary
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Expedition diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: William.
Title: Expedition diary
Dates: 1767
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0010

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a handwritten, four page diary, "A Gurnal of my Travling to the Indian Country," and two typed transcripts. Begun on October 10, 1767, the journal describes an expedition into the Chickasaw Nation (Alabama Territory) that originated in Augusta, Georgia. The expedition ended in December 1767. It may have been a semi-official report written by William (surname torn from document), who may have been an agent for Macartan and Campbell and Son. The author describes crossing the Oconee, Flint, and Chattahoochee Rivers; mentions traders and agents along the route, describes incidents with several groups of Native Americans, and lists hunting ventures along the journey. Companions on his trip were Mr. William Cusens, Mr. Colburt, and Mr. Levay Talare. The journal pages are torn, with many words obliterated and illegible.

Index Terms

Chattahoochee River.
Chickasaw Indians--Georgia.
Chickasaw Nation.
Flint River (Ga.)
Indians of North America--Alabama.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Mobile (Ala.)
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

General Notes

Japanese paper reinforcement.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Expedition Diary, MS 10, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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