|Title||Richard Bassett document set|
|Date||1796 May 30 [letter]; ca. 1815 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Bassett, Richard, 1745-1815
|Scope & Content||
Richard Bassett document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter. A.L.S., 1796, May 30, New Castle, [Delaware], to William Telghman, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania], regarding the purchase of land in Pennsylvania by Bassett. Signer of the Constitution of the United States.
Delegate to the Annapolis Convention.
|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.|