|Title||Joseph Frye document set|
|Date||1763 July 30 [deed]; n.d. [letter].|
|Description||2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with deed; 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Frye, Joseph, 1712-1794
Shirley, William, 1694-1771
French and Indian War
|Scope & Content||
Joseph Frye document set. 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with deed; 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.D.S., 1763, July 30; deed conveying one sixty-fourth of the town [now Fryeburg, Maine] to Andrew McMillan. Witnessed by Paul Burbeen and James Abbotjunn.
A.D.S, n.d., no address, to Governor Shirley [New Hampshire]; request that Gov. intercede in a forgery prosecution brought against Robert Rogers of Merrimack whom Frye had employed to enlist 24 men.
No engraving in this document set.
Joseph Frye (1712-1794): Born 19 March 1712 in Andover, Massachusetts; died 25 July 1794. Colonial military officer in the Continental Army. The township of Fryeburg, Maine bears his name.
William Shirley, governor of Massachusetts from 1741.
|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.|