|Title||Horatio Gates document set|
|Date||1775 December 3 [letter]; 1783 [engraving]; n.d. [pamphlet with engraving].|
|Description||2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter; 2 leaf pamphlet with engraving.|
Gates, Horatio, 1726-1806
H.B. Hall & Sons
|Scope & Content||
Horatio Gates document set. 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter; 2 leaf pamphlet with engraving.
L.S., 1775, December 3, no address, to, no address; announcing the organization of the army into six brigades as outlined in the list on the back of the letter.
Second pamphlet is empty, with a steel engraving of Horation Gates on the front.
Horatio Gates portrait engravings. Engraving signed "B.B.E." at the bottom. Below it is printed "Major General Gates." Underneath that is printed "Pub'd 15th May 1783 by R. Wilkinson No. 58, Cornhill, London."
The second pamphlet has a steel engraving with "HORATIO GATES" in block letters underneath, then "Major General in the Army of the United States, after the Original Painting by Stuart." Below that appears "Eng'd by H.B. Hall and Sons, New York."
Horatio Gates (1727-1806): Born July 26 1727 in Maldon, Essex, Great Britain; diedApril 10 1806 in New York City; buried at Trinity Church graveyard, New York City. Retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War.
|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.|