Anthony Stokes book and notes
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Anthony Stokes book and notes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stokes, Anthony, 1736-1799.
Title: Anthony Stokes book and notes
Dates: 1784
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1406

Biographical/Historical Note

Anthony Stokes (1736-1799) came to Georgia in 1769 from England where he studied law at the Inns of Court (Gray's Inn and the Inner Temple). He assumed the position as chief justice of the general court, which he held until 1776. After the final collapse of British authority in 1782, Stokes returned to England never to regain his former significance and station in life.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a roll of microfilm containing a book written by Anthony Stokes and published privately in London in 1784. The book is titled, A Narrative of the Official Conduct of Anthony Stokes, of the Inner Temple, London...His Majesty's Cheif Justice and One of His Council of Georgia: and of the Dangers and Distresses He Underwent in Cause of Government: Some Copies of Which Are Printed for the Information of His Friends.

The collection also contains some of the author's other unrelated observations.

Index Terms

Great Britain--Colonies--Administration.
Stokes, Anthony, 1736-1799.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

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Administrative Information

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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