|Title||Walter Jones document set|
|Date||1785 October 20 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Jones, Walter, 1745-1815
Carter, Robert, 1728-1804
|Scope & Content||
Walter Jones document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1785 Oct[ober] 20, to Rob[ert] Carter informing Carter that he will settle some financial matters and that he is leaving for Richmond.
No engraving in this document set.
Walter Jones (1745-1851): Born 18 December 1745 in Williamsburg, Virginia; died 31 December 1815 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1785-87, 1802-03; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1788; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1797-99, 1803-11 (at-large 1797-99, 1803-07, 8th District 1807-11).
|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.|