|Title||John Glover document set|
|Date||1779 August 1 [letter]; n.d. [engraving].|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Glover, John, 1732-1797
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
|Scope & Content||
John Glover document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1779, August 1, Ridgefield [CT], to "Dear Cal," no address; speculation on the strategic intentions of the British forces to strike toward Philadelphia or East to Charlestown.
John Glover portrait engraving. Engraving is signed "H.B. Hall." Immediately below is the inscription; "Facsimile of a pencil drawing from life by Col. J. Trumbull." Below that in block letters is written "BRIG. GEN. GLOVER." In lower right hand corner is written "Printed by W. Pate."
John Glover (1732-1797): Born 5 November 1732 in Salem, Massachusetts; died 30 January 1797 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. American fisherman, merchant, and military leader.
|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.|