|Title||Elias Dayton document set|
|Date||1776 August 15 [letter]; 1869 engraving.|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Dayton, Elias, 1737-1807
|Scope & Content||
Elias Dayton document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1776, August 15, Fort Schuyler, to James Caldwell (Reverend), Albany or Elizabethtown New Jersey; an account of a scouting party sent to Oswego - their contact and fight with the Indians.
Elias Dayton, (1737-1807) Father of Jonathan Dayton. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., May 1, 1737. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1778; member of New Jersey state legislature, 1791. Died October 22, 1807. Interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, N.J.
No engraving in document set
|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.|