|Title||Stephen Higginson document set|
|Date||1786 August 4 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Higginson, Stephen, 1743-1823
Avery, John, 1739-1806
|Scope & Content||
Stephen Higginson document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1786 August 4, Boston, [Massachusetts], to John Avery, Jun[io]r Boston, [Massachusetts], declining appointment as a commissioner to the Annapolis Convention.
No engraving in this document set.
Stephen Higginson (1743-1828): Born 28 November 1743; died 28 November 1828. Merchant, navigator, and ship owner, Boston; member of Massachusetts legislature and Continential Congress.
John Avery was the Massachusetts' Secretary of State.
|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.|