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Archives & Manuscripts

Moses Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1024

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal, land and estate papers (wills, powers of attorney, deeds, mortgages, bonds, etc.), account book, manuscript book, and other papers of the Quaker Brown family of Philadelphia and New Hampshire.

Correspondence includes letters to and from Mary Wistar Brown (1807-1842) with family and friends discussing health and family matters; correspondence between Mary Wistar Brown and her husband Moses Brown while he was visiting his family in Dover, New Hampshire (1830, 1834); a journal of the final months and last illness of Mary W. Brown (1831-1839) written by her mother (of particular interest in illustrating the religious life of a child); account book of Moses Brown (1793-1878) containing memoranda of wages paid, etc.; correspondence (1821-1868) of Moses Brown (1793-1878) with family and friends on family and family dry-goods business, Society of Friends matters, correspondents include Stephen Grellet and many others; legal and land papers related to the estates of Moses Brown (1793-1878) and his son Moses Brown (1829-1883).

Dates

  • 1815-1911

Extent

1 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language

English

Title
Moses Brown papers, 1815-1911
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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