The collection primarily contains letters of the Brown and Cadbury families about family, business and Quaker issues including personal news, health, the sheep and merino wool business of John Brown, a visit of Elias Hicks to the meeting at Dover, New Hampshire, education and attendance at Meeting. Correspondents include: Amos Brown, John Brown, Moses Brown, William Brown, Lydia Shinn Cadbury, Richard Cadbury and Sarah Shinn Cadbury. There is also a mask of Caroline Cadbury Brown taken in her youth.
Genealogical charts of Brown and Cadbury family members and collection details follow.
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