|Title||Mordecai Gist document set|
|Date||1779 [illegible] 23 [letter]; n.d. [engraving].|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Gist, Mordecai, 1742-1792
Kalb, Johann, 1721-1780
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
|Scope & Content||
Mordecai Gist document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
From Camp Butter Milk Falls, to the Baron de Kalb; referring to the drunken disorderly behavior of one man in the brigade.
Mordecai Gist portrait engraving. Engraving is not signed nor does it have any other form of identification. It merely has "MORDECAI GIST" printed in block letters beneath it.
Mordecai Gist (1742-1792): Born 1742 in Baltimore, Maryland; died 1792 in Charleston, South Carolina. Member of a prominent Maryland family who became a general in command of the Maryland Line in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Johann Kalb (1721-1780): American general in the Revolution.
|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.|