|Title||St. George Tucker document set|
|Date||1784 July 11 [letter]; n.d. [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.|
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827
Stuart, Archibald, 1757-1832
|Scope & Content||
St. George Tucker document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
A.L.S., 1784 July 11, Matoax [Virginia], to [Archibald] Stuart, congratulating Stuart on his recent marriage and requesting the Stuarts to visit him before he leaves to winter in Bermuda.
St. George Tucker; b. 6-29-1752; d. 11-10-1827; s. of Henry & Anne (Butterfield) Tucker; m. Frances (Bland) Randolph; public official; jurist; Rev. War officer; law prof., William & Mary; Federal judge in Va.; many judicial writings.
Archibald Stuart, 1757-1832; Revolutionary soldier, legislator, jurist, and leader of conservative wing of Jeffersonian Democrats.
|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.|