Benjamin Martyn papers
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Benjamin Martyn papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Martyn, Benjamin, 1699-1763.
Title: Benjamin Martyn papers
Dates: 1741
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0545

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Martyn (1699-1763) was born in England, He was an original member of the Society for the Encouragement of Learning, founded in 1736, and was Secretary to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America, 1732-1752. A writer, he created the play Timoleon, possibly with assistance from Alexander Pope. This play was performed in 1729 or 1730.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two items: "An Impartial Enquiry into the State and Utility of the Province of Georgia, a manuscript of a pamphlet originally printed in London by W. Meadows in 1741, and "Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for establishing Colonys in America," a manuscript attributed to Martyn.


Index Terms

Georgia--Social life and customs--To 1775.
Great Britain--Colonies--America.
Manuscripts for publication.
Martyn, Benjamin, 1699-1763.
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Benjamin Martyn papers, MS 545, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mills B. Lane IV, 1974 (Item 2)


Restrictions

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.


Publication Note

Item 1 published as Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: An Impartial Inquiry into the State and Utility of the Province of Georgia, v.1 (1840).


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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1"An Impartial Enquiry into the State and Utility of the Province of Georgia" ( 86.0 p. ) View online.
Manuscript copy of a pamphlet printed in London by W. Meadows, 1741.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
 

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2"Some Account of the Design of the Trustees for establishing Colonys in America" ( 92.0 p. )
Attributed to Benjamin Martyn by handwriting, and because of similarities and duplications in "An Impartial Enquiry..." described above. Photocopy of a manuscript, 2 copies.