George Fenwick Jones memoirs and research materials
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George Fenwick Jones memoirs and research materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, George Fenwick, 1916-
Title: George Fenwick Jones memoirs and research materials
Dates: 1733-2001
Extent: 1.25 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Identification: MS 2175

Biographical/Historical Note

George Fenwick Jones was born in 1916. Jones is a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Maryland. He edited and authored several books on the Salzburgers and Germans in America, including The Salzburger Saga: Religious Exiles and Other Germans Along the Savannah (published in 1997).

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two memoirs and research materials from George Fenwick Jones from 1733 to 2001. The memoirs are entitled, Savannah Then and The Wander Years in which Jones recounts his childhood and adolescence. Also included are thirteen reels of microfilm, maps of Savannah, Georgia, and photocopies of correspondence between Johann Martin Boltzius and James Oglethorpe used in Jones' research on the colonial history of Georgia and the migration of Salzburgers and other Germans to coastal Georgia. Some of these research materials are in German.


This collection is arranged into 3 boxes:

Box 1: Memoirs by George Fenwick Jones: Savannah Then and The Wander Years, 2001

Box 2: Copies of microfilms of early colonial Georgia and South Carolina records, microfilm records from Germany, 1733-1986

Box 3: Research materials including photocopies of correspondence between Johann Boltzius and James Oglethorpe and maps of Savannah, Georgia, 1733-1977

Index Terms

Boltzius, Johann Martin, 1703-1765.
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
German Americans--Georgia--History.
Jones, George Fenwick, 1916-
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785.
Savannah (Ga.)--History.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.