|Title||John Lowell document set|
|Date||1786 August 11 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Lowell, John, 1743-1802
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790
|Scope & Content||
John Lowell document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S. (2 p.), 1786 April 11, Boston to "His Excellency Governor Bowdoin" regarding "five of the gentlemen appointed commissioners to proceed to Annapolis"
No engraving in this document set.
John Lowell (1743-1802): Born 17 June 1743 in Newburyport, Massachusetts Bay, British America; died 6 May 1802 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1778, 1780-82; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1780; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1782; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1784-85; Judge, Massachusetts Court of Appeals, 1784-89; Judge of U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, 1789-1801; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals, 1801-02.
James Bowdoin II was the governor of Massachusetts 1785-1787.
|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|