|Title||Theophilus Parsons document set|
|Date||1786 July 27 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790
Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813
Supreme Court Justices
|Scope & Content||
Theophilus Parsons document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter
A.L.S., 1786 July 27, Newburyport, Massachusetts, to James Bowdain, Boston, Mass. regarding Parsons' resignation as a commissioner to the convention on commerce.
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Theophilus Parsons (1750-1813): Born 24 February 1750 in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay, British America; died 30 October 1813 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Chief justice of Massachusetts supreme judicial court, 1806-13.
|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.|