|Title||George Reed document set|
|Date||1764 November [letter]; n.d. [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving|
Read, George, 1733-1798
Declaration of Independence Signers
|Scope & Content||
George Read document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
Court document alledging monies owed to John Jones by John See.
George Read portrait engraving. In block letters: GEORGE READ.
George Read (1733-1798): Born 18 September 1733 in Cecil County, Province of Maryland; died 21 September 1798 in New Castle, Delaware; buried at Immanuel Episcopal Churchyard, New Castle. Lawyer; signer of Declaration of Independence; senator; chief justice, Delaware; son of John Read & Mary (Howell) R.; New Castle, Delaware; married Gertrude (Ross) Till (daughter of Rev. George Ross and widow of Thomas Till); attorney general for lower counties; provincial assembly, New Castle County; member of 1st & 2nd Continental Congresses.
John Jones, possibly member of New York state senate Southern District, 1777-78.
|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.|