|Title||James Duane document set|
|Date||1780 May 23 [letter]; 1873 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Duane, James, 1733-1797
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de
|Scope & Content||
James Duane document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter. A.L.S., 1780 May 23, Philadelphia. Addressed to "Dear Sir." Response to letter recieved; writes about visit of Marquis De La Fayette and difficulties of being in government committee.
Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1774-83; member of New York state senate Southern District, 1782-85, 1787-90; mayor of New York, N.Y., 1784-89; Judge of U.S. District Court for New York, 1790-94.
Part of box of documents related 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.|