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Francis Moore manuscript

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Moore, Francis, active 1744.
Title: Francis Moore manuscript
Dates: 1735
Extent: (1 folder) 0.1 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0573
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Moore, traveler and author, was appointed by the Royal African Company of England as a writer at James Fort on James Island in the Gambia River in 1730. In November, 1735, after leaving Africa, Moore was engaged as storekeeper at Frederica by the trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia. He traveled to Georgia with James Edward Oglethorpe. He returned to England in 1736, but traveled again to Georgia in 1738 as Recorder at Frederica. He remained in Georgia until 1743, during which time he witnessed the siege of St. Augustine in 1740 and the Spanish invasion of Georgia in 1742. Moore kept journals of many of his travels, some of which were published.

Scope and Content Note

This volume is a manuscript copy of Francis Moore's A Voyage to Georgia, Begun in the Year 1735, published in London, 1744. It is a description of the settlement and military defense of Frederica, and a narrative of daily events in that part of Georgia.

Index Terms

Frederica (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain--Colonies--America.
Manuscripts for publication.
Moore, Francis, active 1744.
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Francis Moore manuscript, MS 573, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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