|Title||Robert Howe document set|
|Date||1773 March 30 [letter]; n.d. [engraving].|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Howe, Robert, 1732-1785
|Scope & Content||
Robert Howe document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1773, March 30, Wilmington, to "Sir" [no address]; letter introducing Josiah Quincy, of Boston [MA].
Robert Howe portrait engraving. Under engraving in block letters; "GEN'L R. HOWE."
Robert Howe (1732-1786): Born 1732 in New Hanover County, North Carolina; died 14 December 1786 in Bladen County, North Carolina: buried in Columbus County, North Carolina. He was a member of the assembly in 1772-'3, a delegate to the colonial congress that met at New Berne, 25 August 1774. Elected to the legislature, but was attacked with fever, and died before taking his seat.
|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.|