|Title||Peter Gansevoort document set|
|Date||1800 January 18 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Gansevoort, Peter, 1749-1912
|Scope & Content||
Peter Gansevoort document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1800, Jan[uar]y 18, White Hall, [New York] to George [Ken?] Regarding land transaction and other fiscal matters between the two.
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Peter Gansevoort (1749-1812): Born 17 July 1749 in Albany, Province of New York, British America; died 2 July 1812 in Albany, State of New York, United States; buried at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York. Member of the New York state assembly from Albany County, 1831; member of New York state senate 3rd District, 1833-36.
|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.|