|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 portrait engraving. Artist signed only initials, "A.K." Image is designed more in a circle than square. Underneath portrait is written "St. George Tucker Judge of Court of Appeals in Virginia." Underneath this appears a replica of his (Tucker's) signature.
St. George Tucker (1752-1827): Born 29 June 1752; died 10 November 1827. Public official; jurist; Revolutionary War officer; law professor, William & Mary; Federal judge in Virginia.
Archibald Stuart was a 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.|