Letter book, 1735-1747, (bulk, 1735-1736).


Letter book, 1735-1747, (bulk, 1735-1736).

Records copies of letters relating to the Hawk's participation in James Oglethorpe's expedition to Georgia, 1735-1736. Principal correspondents are Gascoigne and Oglethorpe. Correspondents also include naval officials in London, officers of ships on the expedition, and Hugh Mackay and others in Georgia. Topics include insstructions and preparations for the trip, the voyage, activities on the Georgia coast, defenses against the Spanish, relations with the Spanish at St. Augustine and Hayana, settlements at Savannah, Frederica, Darien, and Cumberland Island in Georgia, and fort St. George, Fla. Also two letters, 1741 and 1747, concerning the expedition and Gascoigne after he left Georgia.

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Mackay, Hugh, ca. 1705-1763.

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Great Britain. Royal Navy

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Richard Howe, Earl Howe, was born in London, England, on March 19, 1726, the son of Emanuel Scrope Howe (1699-1735) and Mary Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegg (1703-1782). Around 1735, he joined the crew of the merchant ship Thames, and in July 1739 he joined the 40-gun Royal Navy ship Pearl . Howe then served on several ships in the Caribbean and off the South American coast. After being promoted to lieutenant in 1744 and post captain in 1746, he continued his military service in th...

Gascoigne, James, fl. 1735-1747.

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Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785

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James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785) was an English statesman and soldier who served as a member of Parliament for thirty-two years. His interest in penal reform coupled with his humanitarian bent and support for imperial expansion led him to conceive of and establish the American colony of Georgia, where newly freed and unemployed debtors from England were to be sent. In addition to his political and philanthropic interests, Oglethorpe was active in the military, attaining the rank of General an...