FOR PERMISSION to publish Oglethorpe’s Some Account of the Design for establishing Colonys in America we are indebted to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, of Tampa, Florida, and especially to Mr. Joseph Hipp, curator of Special Collections, who made numerous photocopies of the manuscript for us and helped, during our visit there, to make possible a close reading. We are also indebted to the English and history departments of the University of Georgia for providing travel funds and typing. For this last we owe thanks to De Ann Palmer, Connie Perry, Peggy Lewis, Renee Wilson, Tina Locke, Pat Johnson, and especially Sheila Trembley. In various ways we are indebted also to Mills B. Lane III, of Savannah; John Reps, of Cornell University; Louis De Vorsey, professor emeritus of geography at the University of Georgia; and to John Camp, curator of Special Collections at the University of South Florida. For permission to reproduce some of the material in “James Oglethorpe and the Early Promotional Literature for Georgia” we are grateful to William and Mary Quarterly.
Rodney M. Baine assumes primary responsibility for editing Some Account and for Section II of the introduction, regarding problems of authorship; Phinizy Spalding, for Section I, which suggests the significance of Oglethorpe’s text and attempts to place it in historical context. From the inception of our edition, however, we have worked together throughout the whole.