|Title||Robert R. Livingston document set|
|Date||1788? February 19 [letter]; 1793 December 11 [account]; n.d. [engraving]|
|Description||2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and two engravings ; 2 leaf pamphlet with statement|
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852
|Scope & Content||
Robert R. Livingston document set. 2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and two engravings ; 2 leaf pamphlet with statement.
A.L.S., Poughkeepsie 1788? February 19. Addressed to "Dear Sir" (later referred to as a "citizen of Massachusetts"). Writing to thank recipient for communications detailing help given; writing to person relating news of the legislature ordered the grant from the Indians for the western territory to be given up.
Statement, signed: Robt Livingston, 1793 December 11, New York. "To an allowance of 5 hours for highways of every 100 acres he purchased from the Commissioners of the Land Office on the 2nd day of August 1791, which were omitted to be deducted but now allowed pursuant to a resolution of the said commissioners of this date."
Robert R Livingston engravings: Smaller engraving (6 x 6 cm.), inscribed "Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York". Portrait engraving, inscribed "Painted by J. Vanderlyn, Eng'd by E. McKenzie. Robert R. Livingston.
Robert Livingston (1746-1813): Born 27 November 1746 in New York City, New York, British America; died 26 February 1813 in Clermont, New York, U.S. Law partner of John Jay; Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1775; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1777; candidate for Governor of New York, 1798; U.S. Minister to France, 1801-04.
|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.|