|Title||Tench Coxe document set|
|Date||1787 April 30 [letter]; ca. 1880 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving|
Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824
Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906
|Scope & Content||
Tench Coxe document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
A.L.S., 1787 April 30, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] to Edward Shippen promising to send Mr. Yates more money and apologizing for the delay in setting up some new accounts.
Tench Coxe portrait engraving by Samuel Sartain.. "Painted by J. Paul - 1795. Engraved by Samuel Sartain." Inscribed: Tench Coxe.
Tench Coxe (1755-1824): Born 22 May 1755 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 17 July 1824 in Philadelphia; interred in Christ Church Burial Ground. American political economist, delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania.
Edward Shippen was the justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1791; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1799-1806, and a delegate to the Annapolis Convention.
|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.|