|Title||James Madison document set|
|Date||1815 April 3 [letter]; 1816 May 12 [letter]; 1833 [engraving]; n.d. [engraving]|
|Description||2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving, 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving|
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Eustis, William, 1753-1825
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
Welch, Thomas B., 1814-1874
|Scope & Content||
James Madison document set. 2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving, 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
A.L.S., 1815 April 3, Montpelier [Virginia] to [William] Eustis, discussing disappointment at inability to meet before recent departure for Europe; rejoices with [Eustis] on conclusion of war; Madison's wife ill.
James Madison portrait engravings: Portrait with kerchief, "Engraved by T.B. Welch from a drawing by J.B. Longacre taken from life at Montpelier Virginia. July 1833. James Madison. Aged 82." Younger portrait, "Engd by H.B. Hall & Sons, New York. Inscribed: James Madison.
A.L.S., 1816, May 12. Four page letter to [William Eustis], regarding politics relating to impressment of seamen; the complexes of European governments; writes of the pressures of the war; Mr. Dallas leaving his deparment in the fall; weather and local farming news.
James Madison (1751-1836): Born 16 March 1751 in Port Conway, Colony of Virginia, British America; died 28 June 1836 in Orange, Virginia, U.S.; buried at Montpelier, Orange, Virginia. Lawyer and planter, served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state legislature, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1780-83, 1787-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-97 (at-large 1789-91, 5th District 1791-93, 15th District 1793-97); U.S. Secretary of State, 1801-09; President of the United States, 1809-17.
William Eustis was a physician; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1788-94; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1801-05, 1820-23 (at-large 1801-05, 1st District 1820-23); U.S. Secretary of War, 1809-13; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1814-18; Governor of Massachusetts, 1823-25; defeated, 1820, 1821, 1822; died in office 1825.
|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.|