|Title||John Dickinson document set|
|Date||1786 September 14 [letter]; 1888? [engraving: portrait]; 1871 [engraving: landscape]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving of Annapolis|
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808
|Scope & Content||
John Dickinson document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with four page letter and engraving of Annapolis. A.L.S., 1786 September 14, Annapolis. Actual document of the Annapolis Convention. Addressed "To the honorable the legislatures of Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York." For typescript of letter, see http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/annapolis.html
Dickinson was the chairman of and delegate to the Annapolis Convention. He was also in the Continental Congress for four years, governor of Pennsylvania for 4 years, and Governor of Delaware for 1 year.
Besides engraving of John Dickinson (see Objects module for complete record) there is an engraving: View of Annapolis in 1797 ("Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1871 by Chase & Town in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington").
|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.|