Gentleman's Magazine and Thomas Lediard articles on Georgia history
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Gentleman's Magazine and Thomas Lediard articles on Georgia history

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Historical Society.
Title: Gentleman's Magazine and Thomas Lediard articles on Georgia history
Dates: 1732-1734
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1038

Biographical/Historical Note

Gentleman's Magazine was founded by Edward Cave in 1731 as a current-events publication for English men. It was the first publication to use the term "magazine." It consisted of sections including public affairs, domestic affairs, foreign affairs, births, and deaths. Gentleman's Magazine ceased publication in 1907.

Thomas Lediard (1685-1743) was a historian and author.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of handwritten copies of articles pertaining to Georgia's early history. Many of the articles were originally published in Gentleman's Magazine, 1732-1734. The remaining articles have been attributed to Thomas Lediard and contain numbers which may be page notations for the original source. The articles contain notes from a Trustee's meeting; an account of Sir James Oglethorpe's peace treaty with the Native Americans at Yamacraw; a copy of a letter published in the magazine written by Oglethorpe regarding life in the Georgia colony, it's judicial system, and interactions with Native Americans, particularly Tomochichi; an account of a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, to Georgia; a report praising Oglethorpe's leadership in Georgia; a report on Fort Argyle; an account of Oglethorpe's return to England; and an article containing the procedures for disposing of property in Georgia when a person dies "without friends." The transcriber is unknown.


Index Terms

Articles.
Gentleman's magazine (London, England)
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Lediard, Thomas, 1685-1743.
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785.
Tomo-chi-chi, -1739.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Gentleman's Magazine and Thomas Lediard articles on Georgia history, MS 1038, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


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

Articles published in Gentleman's Magazine, II (1732), 874, 925, 1029; III (1733), 384, 413-415, 437, 609.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: Board of Trustees minutes, 1732 July 20
From Gentleman's Magazine, II (1732), p. 874, 925, 1029.
 
Item 2: Account of Oglethorpe's peace treaty with the Native Americans at Yamacraw, 1733 May 20
From Gentleman's Magazine, III (1733), p. 384.
 
Item 3: James Oglethorpe letter, 1733 August 11
Copy of letter. Regarding life in the Georgia colony. From Gentleman's Magazine, III (1733) p. 413-415.
 
Item 4: Account of the voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, to Georgia, 1733 March 2
Source unknown.
 
Item 5: Report praising Oglethorpe's leadership in Georgia, undated
From Lediard, 921, 922, note.
 
Item 6: Report on Fort Argyle, 1733 June 12
From Lediard, 926.
 
Item 7: Account of Oglethorpe's return to England, 1734
From Lediard, 925, 926.
 
Item 8: Procedures for disposing of property in Georgia when a person died "without friends", 1733 November
Copy of procedures. From Gentleman's Magazine, III (1733), p. 437, 609.