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Title Christopher Gadsden document set
Date 1775 January 20 [letter]; 1870 [engraving].
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Gadsden, Christopher, 1723-1805
Search Terms Revolutionary War

American Revolution


Continental Congress

South Carolina
Scope & Content Christopher Gadsden document set. 1 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

L.S., 1775, January 20, Charlestown [MA], to, no address; acknowledging receiving one thousand "Journals of the Congress" and requesting five hundred copies of "the Petition to the King."

Christopher Gadsden (1723-1805). Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 16, 1723. Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774-76; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1778-80. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 15, 1805. Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.

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.