|Title||James Hogun document set|
|Date||1785 February 25 [letter].|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Hogan, James, d. 1781
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
|Scope & Content||
James Hogun document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
L.S., 1785, February 25, Town Creek [DE], to "Sir" [no address]; describes bad roads impeding progress to join - asks him for [?] to be sent to meet him.
No engraving in this document set.
James Hogun (?-1781): Born unknown year in Ireland; died 4 January 1781 at Haddrel's Point, South Carolina, in prison after the fall of Charleston. Delegate to the Provincial Congresses and the Constitutional Convention when they met in Halifax town.
|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.|