|Title||Edward Hand document set|
|Date||1789 December 10 [letter]; 1869 [engraving].|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Hand, Edward, 1744-1802
Yeates, Jasper, 1745-1817
|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, (1744-1802). Born in Ireland, December 31, 1744. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1784. Died September 3, 1802. Interment at St. James's Episcopal Cemetery, Rockford, Pa.
|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.|