|Title||Elias Dayton document set|
|Date||1776 August 15 [letter]; 1869 engraving.|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Dayton, Elias, 1737-1807
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
|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 portrait engraving. Steel engraving signed "Etch'd by H.B. Hall. N.Y. 1869." Inscribed below with facsimile of Dayton's autograph "Elias Dayton."
Elias Dayton (1737-1807): Born 1 May 1737 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey; died 22 October 1807; interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, New Jersey. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1778; member of New Jersey state legislature, 1791.
|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.|