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This collection consists of transcripts of microfilm copies of historical records pertaining to Georgia compiled by the American Loyalist Claims Commission. The original documents are located in the British National Archives, London (American Loyalists Claims, Series I, A.O. 12, 1776-1831 and Series II A.O. 13, 1780-1835). Zach Henderson Library Special Collections houses five reels of microfilmed claims records; transcriptions of reels 1, 2, and 3 are included in this collection. Materials include indexes to microfilm reels 1, 2, 3, and 5; A total of 1,567 pages of typed transcripts and 17 sheets of negative photocopies detailing the experiences and property holdings of Georgia-based individuals and businesses who submitted claims to the Commission. The collection also includes some materials related to the sale of Creek and Cherokee lands in Georgia during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras.
Georgia loyalists, Georgia
Civil Law | Contracts | History | Property Law and Real Estate | United States History
Gift of Dr. Jack N. Averitt, 1979. Ordered from the Public Records Office, London, for a student doing an M.A. thesis.
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Henderson Library, Special Collections, Zach S., "American Loyalists Claims, Series I And Series II: Georgia" (1979). Finding Aids. 59.