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James Edward Oglethorpe

Government (22-Dec-1696 — 1-Jul-1785)


Harriet C. Cooper. James Oglethorpe: The Founder of Georgia. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1904. 217pp.

Eugenia Estill. James Oglethorpe in England and Georgia. Southern Printing and Publishing Co.. 1926. 101pp.

Amos Aschbach Ettinger. James Edward Oglethorpe: Imperial Idealist. Clarendon Press. 1936. 348pp.

Thaddeus Mason Harris. Biographical Memorials of James Oglethorpe: Founder of the Colony of Georgia in North America. Boston: Freeman & Bolles. 1841. 424pp.

Phinizy Spalding. Oglethorpe in America. University of Chicago Press. 1977. 207pp.

Phinizy Spalding; Harvey H. Jackson III (editors). Oglethorpe in Perspective: Georgia's Founder After Two Hundred Years. University of Alabama Press. 2006. 244pp.

Robert Wright. A Memoir of General James Oglethorpe: One of the Earliest Reformers of Prison Discipline in England, and the Founder of Georgia, in America. London: Chapman and Hall. 1867. 414pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1100)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.776)

  7. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.553)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.543)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.376)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.746)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.182)

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