|Title||James Duane document set|
|Date||1780 May 23 [letter]; 1873 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving|
Duane, James, 1733-1797
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
|Scope & Content||
James Duane document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
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.
James Duane portrait engraving by H. B. Hall.. "Etch'd by H. B. Hall. Morrisania, N.Y., 1873." Inscribed: Jam[es] Duane
James Duane (1733-1797): Born 6 February 1733 in New York City, Province of New York; died 1 February 1797 in Schenectady County, New York; buried at Christ Church in Duanesburg, New York. 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.
|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.|