George II letter
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George II letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: George, II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760.
Title: George II letter
Dates: 1752
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1260

Biographical/Historical Note

George Augustus was born in Hanover, Germany on November 10, 1683, the only son of the elector of Hanover. In 1705 he married Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and they had nine children. During his reign as King of England, George II granted the charter to James Edward Oglethorpe, allowing for the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733. George II died on 25 October 1760.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter form George II (signed George R.) to his unnamed brother in Hernenhausen, Germany. The brief letter discusses matters of court. Included with the letter is a typed transcript.

Index Terms

George, II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760--family.
George, II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760.
Kings and rulers.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], George II letter, MS 1260, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas F. Collum, 1977.


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



1Item 1: Letter. George II (George R.) to brother. Germany, 1752 September 3 ( 1.0 p. ) View online.
Includes typed transcript.
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