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Brown, John, 1800-1859



  • Existence: 1800-05-09 - 1859-12-02

Biographical / Historical

John Brown (1800-1859), American abolitionist

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Harry H. Ensign autograph collection

Call Number: MS 1228

Miscellaneous autographs and letters of American political and cultural figures, among them John and John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Jefferson Davis, Horace Greeley, and Lydia Sigourney. Also included are eleven letters to James F. Babcock, editor of the New Haven Weekly Palladium, on politics (1840-1866) and seven letters (1866-1872) to R. P. Cowles in New Haven from prospective lecturers.

Dates: 1818-1880

Letters : to Simon Perkins, Akron, Ohio, 1847-52

 Part of Collection — Box 41: [Barcode: 39002137225166], Folder: GROUP 1147, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Four ALS regarding the sale of wool.

Dates: 1847-52

Photograph of John Brown, [ca. 1858]

 Part of Collection — Box 41: [Barcode: 39002137225166], Folder: GROUP 1147, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Photograph of John Brown mounted on a sheet with inscription "Your Friend John Brown."

With a typed description of the item.

Dates: [ca. 1858]

Herman Landon Vaill papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1615
Scope and Contents: The Herman Landon Vaill Papers contain Vaill family correspondence, and diaries, other writings, and financial records of clergyman and teacher Herman Landon Vaill. Most letters are from Vaill to his wife Flora Gold Vaill, 1818-1847, with smaller concentrations of letters to Vaill from Flora Gold Vaill, 1818-1846, and from his father Benjamin Vaill, 1819-1837. Most other correspondence, 1816-1869, is between Vaill and his children, siblings, and cousins, and among members of the related...
Dates: 1816-1928, bulk 1816-1870