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Title Edward Hand document set
Date 1789 December 10 [letter]; 1869 [engraving].
Description 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Hand, Edward, 1744-1802
Yeates, Jasper, 1745-1817
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Continental Congress
Pennsylvania
Military officers
Generals
Scope & Content Edward Hand document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.

A.L.S., 1789, December 10, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania], to Dr. Jasper Yeats, Lancaster [Pennsylvania]; describes a draft of the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Edward Hand engraving. Inscribed below with facsimile of his signature "Edw. Hand." Etching is signed "Etch'd by H.B. Hall N.Y. 1869."

Edward Hand (1744-1802): Born 31 December 1744 in Ireland; died 3 September 1802; interment at St. James's Episcopal Cemetery, Rockford, Pennsylvania. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1784.

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.