|Title||John Greaton document set|
|Date||1778 March 27 [letter]; n.d. [engraving]; 1783 September 25 [letter]; n.d. [engraving].|
|Description||2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Greaton, John, 1741-1783
Childs, Timothy, 1748-1821
|Scope & Content||
John Greaton document set. 2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
D.S., 1778, March 27, Boston [MA] to [no address]; Col. Greaton attests to Capt. Childs' receipt of payment.
D.S., 1783, September 25, Camp West Point [NY] to [no address]; recommendation for sick leave for Capt. John Hastings from Colonel 47th Mass. Regiment, endorsed by Gen. Greaton.
John Greaton portrait etching. Below etching in block letters; "JOHN GREATON, BRIG. GENERAL, REVOLUTIONARY ARMY." Below that is inscription; "From a miniature in possession of Geo. W. Bond, Esq., Boston, Mass."
John Greaton (1741-1783): Born 10 March 1741 in Roxbury, Massachusetts; died 16 December 1783 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Inn-keeper and officer of militia in Roxbury.
|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.|