|Title||Christopher Gadsden document set|
|Date||1775 January 20 [letter]; 1870 [engraving].|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Gadsden, Christopher, 1723-1805
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
|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 portrait engraving. Steel engraving signed "Etch'd by H.B. Hall Morrisania N.Y. 1870." In block letters underneath engraving, "GEN_ GADSDEN_" Inscribed with a facsimile of his signature, "Chris Gadsden."
Christopher Gadsden (1723-1805): Born 16 February 1723 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; died 15 September 1805 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina; interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, South Carolina. 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.
|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.|