|Title||Francis Dana document set|
|Date||1806 March 10 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Dana, Francis, 1743-1811
Articles of Confederation
|Scope & Content||
Francis Dana document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1806 March 10, Cambridge [Massachusetts?] to "your Excellency." Letter of resignation?
No engraving in this document set.
Francis Dana (1743-1811): Born 13 June 1743 in Charlestown, Massachusetts; died 25 April 1811 in Cambridge, Massachusetts; buried in Old Burying Ground, Cambridge. Signer of the Articles of Confederation, 1778; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1780-83; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1785-1806; chief justice of Massachusetts supreme judicial court, 1791-1806.
|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.|