John Brownfield copybook
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John Brownfield copybook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Brownfield, John.
Title: John Brownfield copybook
Dates: 1735-1740
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1389

Biographical/Historical Note

John Brownfield arrived in Savannah in February of 1735. Having been a servant of Colonel James Oglethorpe, Brownfield was given lot 175 in Savannah and was appointed Register and Naval Officer on October 7, 1735. It was said that he was negligent in this office and troublesome to the magistrates. At one time he was a member of the Church of England, a follower of George Whitefield, a follower of John Wesley, and a Moravian. John Brownfield died on March 24th, 1737/8. (From A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia by E. Merton Coulter)

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains microfilm of a copybook of John Brownfield.

Index Terms

Copybooks (instructional material)
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain--Colonies--Administration.
Great Britain--Colonies--America.

Location of Originals

The Archives of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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