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Henry Ellis instructions

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ellis, Henry, 1721-1806.
Title: Henry Ellis instructions
Dates: 1759
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0077

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Ellis (1721-1806), hydrographer and explorer, was the second royal governor of Georgia. Born in Ireland, he came to Savannah in 1757. Due to poor health, Ellis left Georgia in 1760. He returned to England and died in Naples, Italy, in 1806.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of formal instructions from Governor Henry Ellis to Henry Yonge and William de Brahn, instructing them to survey and lay out Saint Catherines Island for Mary Musgrove Bosomworth. The original instructions were written in 1759.

Index Terms

De Brahn, John Gerar Wiliam, 1717-approximately 1799.
Ellis, Henry, 1721-1806.
Instructions (document genre)
Landscape architectural surveying.
Musgrove, Mary, 1700-1765.
Real property--Georgia--Saint Catherines Island.
Saint Catherines Island (Ga.)

Location of Originals

Original instructions in the Surveyor-General Department, Atlanta, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Henry Ellis instructions, MS 77, 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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Instructions by Governor Henry Eillis to Henry Yonge and William de Brahn to survey and lay out St. Catherines Island for Mary Bosomworth, 1759 December 4 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
This item is a photocopy.