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Cadbury-Brown Family papers, addition 1

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1177-addition 1

Scope and Contents

This addition consists of over 240 letters between Caroline Cadbury (1851-1914) and Thomas Kite Brown (1851-1929) during their engagement. There are also letters between Caroline's parents Richard Cadbury (1825-1897) and Lydia Comfort Shinn (1828-1904) during their own engagement, as well as later letters from Caroline to her family.

Dates

  • 1849-1919

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Richard Cadbury (1825-1897) was a partner in a dry goods business, which he then bought out. Later in life he worked as an accountant and as treasurer to public charities. He married Lydia Comfort Shinn in 1850, and they had four children, only two of whom survived, Caroline and Richard Tapper.

Caroline Cadbury (1851-1914) was the daughter of Lydia Comfort Shinn Cadbury (1828-1904) and Richard Cadbury (1825-1897), and the sister of Richard Tapper Cadbury. Caroline and Richard Tapper were the only two children of Lydia and Richard who survived infancy. Caroline married Thomas Kite Brown (1851-1929), son of Rebecca Brown and Nathaniel Howland Brown, in 1876. Thomas Kite Brown was a teacher at Westtown Boarding School. The couple had eight children, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving children were Richard Cadbury, Bertha, Shipley, Thomas Kite, Jr., Carroll Thornton, and Lydia Caroline. (Lydia married her first cousin Henry J. Cadbury.)

In 1896, the Browns opened Back Log Camp, for paying guests who came to fish and camp, and the whole family was often involved in the project. When Caroline was sixty she traveled to the Friends’ Mission in Tokyo.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)

Language

English

Overview

This addition consists of over 240 letters between Caroline Cadbury (1851-1914) and Thomas Kite Brown (1851-1929) during their engagement. There are also letters between Caroline's parents Richard Cadbury (1825-1897) and Lydia Comfort Shinn (1828-1904) during their own engagement, as well as later letters from Caroline to her family.

Related Materials

  • A History of the Cadbury Family by John F. Crosfield (BX7721.C12 C94 1985), especially Family Tree 4
  • Marriage certificate of Caroline Cadbury and Thomas Kite Brown, in 990B-R
  • C.C.B.’s daughter Lydia Caroline Brown Cadbury’s memoir, A Quaker Girlhood (BX7747.C144 A3)
  • The Jones-Cadbury Family Papers (MS. 1172), Box 1
  • Brief obituary notices: Caroline Cadbury Brown in The Friend 87 (1913-14), p.466. Thomas Kite Brown in Friends’ Intelligencer 86 (1929), p. 679

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Title
Cadbury-Brown Family papers, addition 1, 1849-1919
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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