|Title||Jacob Broom document set|
|Date||1787 October [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Broom, Jacob, 1752-1810
|Scope & Content||
Jacob Broom document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1787 Oct[ober] 16, Duck Creek Cross Roads to James and Sam[ue]l Fisher, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], regarding the purchase of wheat for the Fishers.
No engraving in this document set.
Jacob Broom (1752-1810): Merchant, manufacturer, statesman, of Wilmington, Delaware; delegate to convention of 1787 pursuant to a resolution of Congress to adopt a federal constitution.
|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.|