|Title||James Sullivan document set|
|Date||1786 July 28 [letter]; ca. 1850-1879 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.|
Sullivan, James, 1744-1808
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828
Smith, H. Wright
|Scope & Content||
James Sullivan document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
A.L.S., 1786 July 28, Boston, [Massachusetts] to [James Bowdoin] telling the governor that he [Sullivan] does not feel fully qualified to serve on the committee that is meeting at Annapolis.
James Sullivan portrait engraving. Engraved by H. Wright Smith, Sc. from a painting by Gilbert Stuart, Pt. It is inscribed with a replica of James Sullivan's signature, and underneath is printed; "Governor of Massachusetts. 1807-1808."
James Sullivan (1744-1808): Born 22 April 1744 in Berwick, York County, Maine; died 10 December 1808; interment at Central Boston Common Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts. State court judge in Massachusetts, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1782-83; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1790-1807; Governor of Massachusetts, 1807-08; died in office 1808.
James Bowdoin was governor of Massachusetts 1785-1787.
|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.|