|Title||Hugh Williamson document set|
|Date||1777 August 17 [letter]; n.d. [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.|
Williamson, Hugh, 1753-1819
|Scope & Content||
Hugh Williamson document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
A.L.S., 1777 August 17, Edenton [North Carolina], to John Mease, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, relating to the proposed purchase of a vessel and its cargo in order to sail it north and sell.
Hugh Williamson, M.D. L.L.D., (1735-1819) Born in West Nottingham, Chester County, Pa., December 5, 1735. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1782; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1782; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1789-93. Presbyterian. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 22, 1819. Entombed at Trinity Churchyard, New York, N.Y. Williamson County, Tenn. is named for him.
|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.|