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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3038

Jeremiah Fogg papers,

Papers relating to American Revolutionary officer Jeremiah Fogg, his wife Lydia Hill Fogg, and their family.


  • 1773-1853.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box))

Includes: correspondence, estate papers, receipts, deeds, certificates, commissions, poems, and other material, as well as a 1780 letter from Fogg concerning the capture and execution of Major John André.

Biographical / Historical

Major Jeremiah Fogg, Jr. (1749–1808) was from Kensington, New Hampshire, the son of Rev. Jeremiah Fogg (1712-1789; Harvard AB 1730) and Elizabeth B. Parsons Fogg (1718-1779). He received an AB from Harvard College in 1768 and an AM in 1771. Fogg practiced law before the American Revolution in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He served as adjutant of the 2d New Hampshire Regiment in 1775 and was appointed a second lieutenant and quartermaster in the 8th Continental Infantry Regiment in January 1776. He became paymaster of the 2d New Hampshire Regiment in November 1776, serving in that post until October 1779, and was promoted to captain in October 1777. Fogg transferred to the 1st New Hampshire Regiment in March 1782 and left the army in June of the following year. He married Lydia Hill Fogg (1750-1847) in 1785. Fogg also served at various times during the war as brigade major and aide-de-camp. Fogg’s journal of Maj. Gen. John Sullivan’s expedition against the Six Nations in the summer of 1779 was published as Journal of Major Jeremiah Fogg during the Expedition of Gen. Sullivan in 1779, Against the Western Indians (Exeter, N.H., 1879). [Source: Founders Online, National Archives].


Arranged in accession number order.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

93M-193. Gift of Charles E. Ballard; received: 1994 May 6.

95M-60. Gift of Charles E. Ballard; received: 1996 June 4.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Fogg, Jeremiah, 1749-1808. Jeremiah Fogg papers, 1773-1853: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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