Board of Trade and Secretaries of State, America and West Indies, Georgia colony records
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Board of Trade and Secretaries of State, America and West Indies, Georgia colony records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: National Archives (Great Britain)
Title: Board of Trade and Secretaries of State, America and West Indies, Georgia colony records
Dates: 1732-1781
Extent: 0.14 cubic feet (7 microfilm boxes)
Identification: MS 1738

Biographical/Historical Note

The British colonies of America were governed by the Board of Trade and the secretaries of state of England between 1696 and 1782.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of microfilm copies of records concerning colonial Georgia. The original records were kept by the Colonial Office of the Public Records Office in London, which later became the National Archives in Great Britain. The materials are from volumes within the National Archive, and include letters from Georgia Governor James Wright (volumes 664-665); out letters from the Trustees, 1732-1752 (volumes 666-669); entry books of the Trustees, 1732-1740, 1740-1752 (volumes 670-671); entry books for the Board of Trade, 1752-1757, 1752-1762 (volumes 672-674); abstracts of land grants, 1760-1768 (volume 675); entry book of Lord Shelbourne, 1766-1767 (volume 676); entry books of the Secretary of State, 1768-1782, 1767-1781 (volumes 677-680); Acts of the Colonial Georgia Assembly, 1773-1781 (volumes 684-685); Minutes of the Council and Assembly (volumes 692, 697, 701, 704); shipping returns, 1752-1767 (volumes 709-710); and Act of the Progress...1756, the case of Rev. T. Bosomworth (volumes 711-712). The entry books contain copies of dispatches, letters, reports, petitions, commission and instructions. The Acts consists of copies sent to the Privy Council for approval or rejection; they were then forwarded to the Board of Trade.

Some of the records in this collection correspond with the Colonial Records of the State of Georgia (Candler. Atlanta, Ga.: Franklin Print. and Pub. Co., 1904): the letters from Gov. James Wright correspond with Colonial Records volumes 37-38; out letters from the Trustees correspond with Colonial Records volumes 29-31; and the Minutes of Council and Assembly correspond with Colonial Records volumes 6-17.

These records were microfilmed by the National Archives of Great Britain in 1957 and 1990. Microfilm rolls 1-4 are safety film (acetate).


Index Terms

Georgia. General Assembly.
Great Britain--Colonies--America.
Great Britain. Board of Trade.
Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Land grants.
Letters (correspondence)
Microfilms.
National Archives (Great Britain)
Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785.

Location of Originals

Original correspondence and records in collection CO 5 in the National Archives, London, England.


Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the National Archives, Great Britain.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Board of Trade and Secretaries of State, America and West Indies, Georgia colony records, MS 1738, 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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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1X-1738-01. Letters from Gov. James Wright
 

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2X-1738-02. Out letter from the Trustees, 1732-1752. Entry book of Trustees, 1732-1740
 

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3X-1738-03. Entry book of Trustees, 1732-1740 (continued), 1740-1752. Entry book for Board of Trade, 1752-1757
 

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4X-1738-04. Entry book for Board of Trade, 1752-1762 (index p. 204). Abstracts of land grants, 1760-1768. Entry book of Lord Shelbourne, 1766-1767. Entry book, Secretary of State, 1768-1782, 1767-1781
 

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5X-1738-05. Acts of Colonial Georgia Assembly, 1773-1781
 

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6X-1738-06. Minutes of Council and Assembly
 

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7X-1738-07. Shipping returns, 1752-1767. Act of the Progress...1756, the case of Rev. T. Bosomworth