Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

John Brown, Jr.

 

FR - 5

 


 

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Addendum

 

Introduction

 

The John Brown, Jr., Papers are part of the Charles E. Frohman Collection.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Born in 1821 at Hudson, Ohio, John Brown, Jr., was the eldest son of abolitionist John Brown, Sr. John Jr., worked with his father for the Perkins and Brown Company selling wool in Akron, Ohio, and Springfield, Massachusetts. He married Wealthy Hotchkiss, whom he met at the Grand River Institute in Austinburg, Ohio. John Jr., his brothers, and at least one sister played some part in their father’s “anti-slavery cause.” With his brother Owen, John Jr., moved to Osawatomie, Kansas, in 1855. He was a member of the first Territorial Executive Committee in Kansas and elected to the legislature in 1856. John Jr., accompanied by his father, led a group of militia to the relief of Lawrence, Kansas after it had been “sacked’ by a pro-slavery force. He served as Agent of Emigration for the British North American Provinces in 1860-1861, where he labored on behalf of African Americans as well as Native Americans. Resigning his position in 1861, John Jr., joined the Kansas Brigade in the Civil War. Later, in 1861, illness forced him to resign his captaincy in the Union Army. Just as brothers Jason and Salmon and brother-in-law Henry Thompson refused to participate in the Harper’s Ferry Raid, so did John, Jr. Their refusal to fight at Harper’s Ferry created a conflict for the Brown family in later years. Only by reshaping the family’s history were they able to justify their absence at Harper’s Ferry and at the same time defend their father and his antislavery cause.

 

In 1862, John Brown, Jr., purchased a ten-acre plot on the south shore of South Bass Island at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. His sister Ruth and her husband Henry Thompson also settled at Put-in-Bay. Shortly after John Brown, Sr.’s, execution in 1859, Owen Brown, who had participated in the raid at Harper’s Ferry, escaped to Put-in-Bay where he remained for twenty years. Owen lived in a small cabin on his brother’s land; he spent the winter months on nearby Gibraltar Island serving as the caretaker of Jay Cooke’s summer home.

 

John, Jr., remained on the island until his death in 1895. He farmed, harvested grapes, practiced surveying, taught science and mathematics to the islanders, and lectured on temperance and slavery. During the Civil War, Brown warned the Union troops on Johnson’s Island of the impending raid to free Confederate officers imprisoned there. Later, he organized a militia company to assist in the defense of the island. He filled his home with memorabilia of Kansas and his father and defended John, Sr.’s, character against all public criticism.

 

Scope and Content

 

The collection consists primarily of letters written to John Brown, Jr., between the years 1857 and 1895. It contains some political comments, a small amount of Civil War material, and a few business papers. The Brown family was among the earliest pioneers of Kansas and therefore much involved in its early history as noted in the Kansas Historical Society correspondence. There is considerable reference to the sacrifice of the Brown family in the cause of abolishing slavery. Letters mention the financial distress of the family and efforts to assist them; the gold medal presented to the widow of John Brown, Sr., as tribute to the memory of her husband; and reference to a painting and a statue of John Brown, Sr.

 

Some important correspondents include Jay Cooke, Richard J. Hinton, Wendell Phillips, James Redpath, Gerrit Smith, and Pillsbury Parker as well as a few letters to Franklin B. Sanborn.

 

Inventory

 

Ac. 2070

½ linear ft.

 

INDEX to Correspondence

 

Adams, D. I.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd May 14, 1865, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Adams, F. G., Sec. Kansas State Historical Society

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 24, 1877, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd May 7, 1879, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Oct. 30, 1882, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 8, 1883, 1p A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 20, 1886, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 20, 1887, 1p T.L.S. (3 copies)

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 5, 1887, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 16, 1888, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 17, 1888, 1p. A.L.S. w/encl. 9p. typed

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 30, 1888, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 9, 1888, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd May 4, 1888, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 6, 1888, 1p A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 6, 1889, 1p. T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 28, 1889, 4p.T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Oct. 7, 1889, 1p. T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Aug. 19, 1890, 3p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Oct. 22, 1890, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 26, 1891, 1p, T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd July 16, 1892, 2p. T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 18, 1893, 1p. T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 21, 1893, 1p. T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 25, 1893, 1p. T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 13, 1893, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 20, 1893, 1p. T.L.S.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 23, 1894, 5p. T.L.S.

 

Bartlett, T. H.

         To Capt. Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 23, 1881, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Benson, R. S.

         To Hon. Delos Arnold dtd Mar. 10, 1888, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Bicknell, G. A.

         To Capt. Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 14, 1895, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Birn, J. V.

         To Capt. John Brown & Wife dtd Oct. 21, 1866, 2p A.L.S.

         To Capt. John Brown dtd Apr. 16, 1869, 2p. A.L. S.

 

Blair, M.

         To Capt. John Brown, Jr. dtd Aug. 22, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Bondi, August

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd May 2, 1884, 3p. A.L.S

         Re. Brown family & early Kansas affairs, 7p. Ms.

 

Bonn, J. L. & Son

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 9, 1894, 1p. A.L.S

 

Bostwick, Lt. B. H.

         To Capt. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 2, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Capt. Brown dtd Nov. 12, 1861, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Aug 26, 1861, 3p A.L.S.

         To Capt. Brown dtd Nov. 10, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Capt. Brown or J. Loomis dtd Dec. 14, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Capt. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 9, 1862, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Bowles, John

         To J. Brown, Esq. Dtd Jan. 6, 1886, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Brann, Mrs. S. H.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 6, 1887, 18p. A.L.S.

 

Brooks, Edward

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Oct. 6, 1887, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Brown, John, Jr. (items found in Folder #13, Misc.)

         To Marius R. Robinson, dtd. Nov. 20, 1859, Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., O, 3 pp. A. L. S. [Ac. 5560].

         To Passport dtd Aug. 14, 1860, 2p.

         To Sewall, S. E. & others dtd Nov. 1859 re J. Brown family, 1p. prtd.

         To Loomis, John S. to J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 4, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

         To F. B. Sanborn, Esq., dtd Mar. 21, 1878, Put-in-Bay Island, 3 pp. A. L. S. [Ac.5586]

         To “My Dear Friend,” dtd Nov. 19, 1883, Put-in-Bay Island, 2 pp. A. L. S.[Ac. 5624] To”My Dear Friend,” dtd Feby 26, 1884, Put-in-Bay Island, 2 pp. A. L. S. [Ac. 5624]

       To F. B. Sanborn, Esq. dtd 14th May [18]86, Put-in-Bay O, 3 pp. A. L. S. [Ac. 5653] 

         Program fldr, prtd for War Songs Concert, Feb. 29, 1888

         Brandley, Henry, 1p. typed copy, re John Brown statue

         To Barrett, B. S. Piano & Organs dtd Dec. 7, 1886, Dec. 11, 1886, Nov. 7, 1889

         To F. S.. Sanborn, Esqr, dtd. Jly 18th 1889, Put-in-Bay, O., 3 pp. A. L. S. [Ac. 5600]

      To “My Dear Friend” dtd Dec. 12, 1890, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 2 pp. A. L. S. [Ac. 5624] 

 

Brown, Jason

         To Hon. Gerrit Smith, dtd. Feb. 11, 1873, Akron, Ohio, 3 pp., A. L. S. [Ac. 5586]

         To Mr. W. L. Garrison dtd Sept. 10, 1885, Pasadena, Cal., 2 pp. A. L. .S. [Ac/ 5624]

         To F. S. Sanborn, dtd. Apr. 16, [18]88, Pasadena, Cal, 2 pp., A. L. S.

         To F. S. Sanborn, dtd. Mar. 10, 1908, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 3 pp., A. L. S. [Ac. 5560]

         To “Dear Friend” [F. S. Sanborn], dtd June 16 [18]91, 5 pp. A.L.S. [Ac. 5624] 

 

Brown, Salmon

         To Whitelaw Saunders, dtd. Sept. 14th, 1916, Portland, Ore.[Ac. 5560]

 

Chapman, Bird B.

         To Capt. J. Brown dtd Feb. 2, 1864, 4p. A.L.S.

         To Jas. Redpath dtd Apr. 17, 1868, 3p. A.L.S.

         To Jas. Redpath dtd Apr. 20, 1868, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Wendell Phillips dtd Sept. 29, 1868, 3p. Copy of A.L.S.

         To Capt. J. Brown dtd Nov. 16, 1868, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Clark, Mrs. A. M.

         To John Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 7, 1893, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Cleveland Soldiers’ Aid Society

         To “Dear Sir” dtd Oct. 19, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Coe, H. H.

         To Bro. John dtd Mar. 17, 1884, 8p. A.L.S.

 

Cooke, Jay

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 24, 1875, 3p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Sir” dtd Apr. 8, 1875, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 3, 1887, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Cooke, Jay, Jr.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 9, 1868, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne 25, 1879, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Cowen, B. R.

         To Capt. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 11, 1866, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Capt. Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 2, 1866, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Cox, D. C.

         To Capt. Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 5, 1866, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Curtiss, William

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 8, 1860, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Duerr, J. W. C.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 8, 1861, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Dunwell, Samuel A.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 6, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd May 12, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Eppes, Lyman E.

         To “Dear Friends” dtd Nov. 10, 1885, 2p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friends” dtd Nov. 5, 1886, 2p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Dec. 29, 1887, 4p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Aug. 29, 1890, 2p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Jan. 26, 1893, 2p. A.L.S.

         Description of L.E. Eppes land in N.Y. 1p. A.L.S.

 

Forbes, H.

         To “Dear Sir” dtd Dec. 1, 1857, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Garlick, C. A.

         To Jno. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 11, 1887, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Garrison, Frank J.

         To J. Brown dtd Jly 20, 1874, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 29, 1879, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 1, 1883, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Garrison, Wm. Lloyd

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 23, 1878, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Garrison, W. L.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Boston, Oct. 15, 1884, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 1, 1885, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 18, 1887, 1p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Jan. 25, 1889, 1p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Feb. 18, 1889, 1p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Jan. 6, 1890, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Giddings, G. R.

         To Friend John dtd Saturday, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Friend John dtd Dec. 5, 1859, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 31, 1860, 2p. D.S.

 

Giddings, L. Maria

         To Mrs. Brown dtd Aug. 25, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Goulder & Lee

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 12, 1890, 1p. T.L.S.

 

Hallet & Davis Co.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar 23, 1886, Warranty, 1p. prtd w.letters & papers pertaining, 6p.

 

High, George M.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Aug. 28, 1881, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Hinton, Richard J.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 10, 1860, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jly 25, 1862, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd May 7, 1863, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Aug. 18, 1863, 3p. A.L.S.

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 21, 1889, 4p. A.L.S.

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 29, 1889, 4p. A.L.S.

         To [J. Brown, Jr.] undated. Have only last page of letter

         

Holmes, J. H.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Oct. 21, 1870, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Horton, Albert H.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 28, 1879, 2p. A.L.S

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 8, 1880, 2p. A.L.S

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 8, 1881, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Howard, John R.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 8, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Idlor & Foye

         [To J. Brown, Jr.] dtd Dec. 11, 1886, note

 

Independent Order of Good Templars. Illinois

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 11, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. Commission dtd Nov. 11, 1861, 1p. D.S.

 

Insley, M. H.

         To Capt. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 1, 1861, 1p. L.S.

         To Capt. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 16, 1861, 1p. L.S.

 

Jordan, James H.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 2, 1883, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Lawrence, Mrs. L.

         To J. Brown dtd Jan 13, 1886, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Lewis & Dwelle

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 30, 1886, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Logan, F. G.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 20, 1891, 1p. T.L.S.

 

Mali, Charles

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Oct. 21, 1867, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Esq. dtd Apr. 19, 1875, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Marsh, Fred

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 15, 1894, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 3, 1894, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Martin, Henry G.

         To Owen Brown, Esq. dtd Sept. 1, 1885, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 31, 1885, 4 p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 23, 1886, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Maxson, T. W.

         To Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. undated, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Miller, Botsford & Co.

         To J. Brown, Jr. Dec. 2, 1883, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Neuendorff, Charles

         To J. Brown, Esq. dtd Feb. 11, 1888, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, dtd Mar. 5, 1888, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Paine, R. F

         To Capt. J. Brown dtd Feb. 19, 1895, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Phillips, G. W.

         To J. Brown dtd Nov. 11, 1890, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Phillips, Wendell

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd May 3, 1860,

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 13, [1860?]

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 14, 1863, 4p. A.L.S.

         To John Brown dtd Dec. 18, 1867, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Aug 24, 1874, 4p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Sir” dtd Apl. 1879, 2p. copy

 

Phinney, A.

         To Capt. J. Brown dtd Nov. 19, 1887, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Pillsbury, Parker

         To “My Dear Friends” dtd May 6, 1860, 5p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 19, 1887, 4p. A.L.S

 

Redpath, James

         To [Dear Friend] dtd Feb. 5, 1p. A.L.S.

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 28, 1860, 3p. A.L.S.

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 5, 1860, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 26, 1860, 1p. A.L.S.

 

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. & Owen dtd May 10, 1860, 2p. A.L.S.

         To Mr. & Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Oct. 17, 1860, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 12, 1860, 1p. D.S.

                  [Appt. as Agt. of Emigration for British North American Provinces]

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 10, 1861, 7p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 16, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 28, 1861, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Boston, Jly 12, 1861, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Aug. 9, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         Clipping “Redpath Heard From” dtd Oct. 16, New York [1879]

 

Rivera, Jose

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 5, n.y., 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Oct 16, n.y., 1p. A.L.S.

         To G. B. delamater dtd Feb. 25, 1884, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 31, 1889, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Roberts, W. A. B.

         To. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Indianapolis, Mar. 26, 1883, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Ross, Alexander M.

        “What is Spiritualism? What do Spiritualists Believe? A Reply by A. M. Ross”, 1869 8 p.

               prtd. Autographed to J. Brown, Jr. also with clipping dtd Mar. 31, 1877

         To [J. Brown, Jr.] undated, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. & Owen Brown dtd Nov. 15, 1877, 4p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friends” dtd Jan 4, 1878, 1p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Mar 18, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 2, 1878, 3p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Apr. 28, 1878, 3p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd May 9, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd May 23, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Oct. 22, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

         To “Dear Friend” dtd Nov. 17, 1878, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 5, 1879, 8p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 19, 1879, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd May 31, 1881, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Rust, Horatio M.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar 13, n.y., 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 18, 1884, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, jr. dtd Apr. 12, 1890, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 2, 1890, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 1, 1891, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd May 11, 1892, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 2, 1892, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 19, 1893, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd Nov 5, 1893, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd Nov. 14, 1893, 2p. A.L.S

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 18, 1894, 3p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd May 5, 1894, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 4, 1894, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd Nov 22, 1894, 3p. A.L.S.

 

St. John, John P.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 8, 1879, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 21, 1879, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 7, 1881, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Salling, Susan E.

         To J. Brown, jr. dtd Sept. 17, 1879, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Sanborn, F.B.

         H. White to Mr. Sanborn dtd Oct. 4, 1882, 2p. A.L.S.

         W. R. Johnston to Mr. Sanborn dtd Feb. 29, 1884, 2p. A.L.S.

         S., M.E. to Mr. Sanborn dtd Nov. 20, 1887, 2p. A.L.S.

         Franklin Keagy to Mr. Sanborn dtd Mar. 25, 1891, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Sanderson, E.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 10, 1860, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Sanford, A. S.

         To Capt. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Sept. 26, 1866, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Shaw, A. B.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 10, 1883, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Simmons, J. H.

         To J. Brown dtd Dec. 15, 1883, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd Feb. 8, 1884, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Sizer, Nelson

         To Mrs. J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 26, 1860, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 26, 1860, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 29, 1860, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 15, 1886, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Smith, A. A.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Feb. 21, 1888, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Smith, Gerrit

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 16, 1860, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd Aug. 12, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 20, 1861, 2p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd Nov. 1, 1862, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Speer, John

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Nov. 25, 1879, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Stearns, George L. & Mary

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jne. 19, 1860, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 11, 1860, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Apr. 11, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

         To [J. Brown] dtd Apr. 22, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd May 31, 1861, 5p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Dec. 28, 1861, 1p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Jan. 30, 1889, 4p. A.L.S.

         To J. Brown dtd Nov. 26, 1894, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Tait, William J.

         To [J. Brown] dtd Jne. 21, 1860, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Tayleure, C. W.

         To John Burr, Jr. dtd Jne. 15, 1879, 7p. A.L.S.

 

Thomas, Thomas

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd May 4, 1867, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Thompson, Ruth

         To Mr. Croaker, dtd April 25, 1860, North Elba N. Y., 2 pp. [Ac. 5624]

 

Thompson, Henry & Ruth

         To Brothers & Sister dtd Sept. 16, 1860, 3p. A.L.S.

         To Brother & Sister dtd Sept. 10, 1863, 1p. A.L.S.

         To “My Dear Sister” dtd Aug. 15, 1865, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Tousey, Sinclair

         To “Dear Sir” dtd Jne. 11, 1879, 1p. A.L.S.

 

Union Central Committee

         To Twp. Com. & Voters of Ottawa Co. dtd Oct. 4, 1866, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Watts, Frederick

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Wash. Jne. 12, 1875, 3p. A.L.S.

 

Williams, Asburry R. & others

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 20, 1860, 2p. A.L.S.

 

Young, H. E.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd Mar. 20, 1887, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Zerbe, A. & Son

         To J. Brown dtd Apr. 30, 1886, 1p. A.L.S.

         To W. Ennis dtd Apr. 30, 1886, 1p. invoice

 

Zuguhwert, L.

         To J. Brown, Jr. dtd May 7, 1883, 1p. A.L.S. w/affidavit

 

Brown Family Genealogical Notes (items found in Folder #14)

         John Brown to “Dear Cousin Lucy” (Lucy Brown Clark) dtd Put-in-Bay, Feb 15, 1883, 3p.

               A.L.S. Copy

         Edith B. Alexander to Lucy Brown Clark dtd Put-in-Bay, Dec. 14, 1931, 2p. A.L.S.

         Brown Genealogy, 4p. Copy (typed)

 

Addendum

 

Ac. 5740


Bartlett, R. W.

      To “Respected Friend” (John Brown Jr.), dtd. Oct. 25, 1847, Austinburg

 

Brooke, Dr. A.

     To “My Dear Friend” (J Brown Esq.), dtd Jan 23, 1859, Marlboro Stark Co O

 

Brown, Annie

      To “My very dear Sister”, dtd. Oct. 9, 1864, Red Bluff, Tehama County California

 

Brown, Edith M.

To “My Dear Father and Johnnie”, dtd. Sept. 3, 1880, Lindenville

To “Dear Father and Johnnie”, dtd. Sept 6, 1880, Wane (Wayne)

 

Brown, John Jr.

To “My Dearly Loved Wife”, dtd. Aug. 26, 1859, Chatham Canada West

To “My Dearly Loved Wife”, dtd. Mar. 3, 1861, Dresden on River Sydenham C.W.

To “My Dearly Loved Wife”, dtd Mar. 5, 1861, Dresden Kent County Canada West

To “My Dearly Loved Wife”, dtd. Mar. 15, 1861, Chatham, C.W.

To “Ever Dear and Faithful Wife”, dtd. Mar. 22, 1861, Windsor Canada West

To “My own Dearly Loved Wife”, dtd. June 4, 1861, Chatham C.W.

To “My Own Precious Wife”, dtd. June 9, 1861, Windsor C.W.

To “My Own Darling Wife”, dtd. June 12, 1861, Windsor C.W.

To “My darling Sister”, dtd. Nov. 12, 1864, Bay Island, Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Sister”, dtd. Jun 25, 1865, Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Sister Bell”, dtd. June 28- July 1, 1865, Bay Island, Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Bell”, dtd. July 6-July 9, 1865, Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Sister Bell”, dtd. July 9-July 16, 1865, Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Sister Bell”, dtd. July 17-July 23, 1865, Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Sister Bell”, dtd. July 30, 1865, Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Sister Bell”, dtd. July 31-Aug. 6, 1865, Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My Dear Sister Belle”, dtd. Aug 22, 1865, Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Wife and all”, dtd. Dec. 10, 1866, Sandusky O

To “My dear Wife and all”, dtd. Dec. 26, 1866, Boston Mass.

To “My Dear Wife and all”, dtd. Dec. 29, 1866, Hornellsville N.Y.

To “My Dear Wife and all my loved ones at home”, dtd. Dec. 31, 1866, Meadville Pa.

To “My dear Wife and all”, dtd. Jan 5, 1867, At the office of Daning(?) Raymond & Co.-Cleveland O

To “Dear Sister Belle”, dtd. Sept. 22, 1867, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Sister Belle”, dtd. Oct. 20, 1867, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “Dear Wealthy and all”, dtd. Dec. 25, 1867, Akron Ohio

To “My Dear Wife and all”, dtd. Jan. 2, 1868, Jefferson O.

To “My Dear Wife, and all”, dtd. Jan. 9, 1868, Wayne Ashtabula Co Ohio

To “My dear Sister Belle”, dtd. Jan. 20, 1868, at the house of Mr. John Roberts No. 10 Jay St. West Side, Cleveland Ohio

To “My Dear Sister Belle”, dtd. Feb. 26, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Sister Belle”, dtd. Apr 26, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. April 28, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. Apr 29, 1868,Put in By Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. May 1, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. May 3, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie O

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. May 6, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. May 8, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie O

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. May 10, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Wife”, dtd. May 12, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My dear Sister Belle”, dtd. June 11, 1868, Put in Bay Island Lake Erie Ohio

To “My Dear Wife”, dtd. July 27, 1876, Put in Bay Ohio

To “Dear Wife and Edie”, dtd. Sept 3, 1880, Put in Bay O

To “Dear Wife and Edith”, dtd. Sept. 8, 1880, Put in Bay Ohio

To “Dear Wife, Children, and all at home”, dtd. Oct. 9, 1882, Meadville Pa

To “Dear Wife, Johnny, Edith and all at home”, dtd. Oct. 14, 1882, North Elba, Essex Co N. York

 

Brown, Johney (sic)

      To “Dear Mother”, dtd. Apr. 28, 1868, Put-in-Bay Ohio Lake Erie

 

Brown, Wealthy C.

To “My Dearly Loved Husband”, dtd. Feb 11, 1865, Put-in-Bay Island

To “My Own Dear Husband”, dtd. Dec. 4, 1867, Put-in-Bay Island

To “My Dear Dear Husband”, dtd. Dec. 18, 1867, Put-in-Bay Island

To “My Dear Dear Husband”, dtd. Dec. 25, 1867, Put-in-Bay Island

To “My Dear Husband and all”, dtd. May 3, 1868, Meadville

To “My Dear Husband and all”, dtd. May 5-May 6, 1868, Vernon

To “My Dear Husband”, dtd. Mar. 25, 1880(?), Put in Bay Island

To “My Dear Husband and son Johnnie”, dtd. Sept 3, 1880, Wayne

To “My Dear Husband and son Johnnie”, dtd. Sept 6, 1880, Wayne

To “My Dear Husband”, dtd. Mar. 31, 1888, Put in Bay

 

Delamater, George B.

To “Dear Sir” (Jno. Brown Esq), dtd. Oct. 29, 1847, Meadville

 

Hotchkiss, Maria P.

To “Dear Children” (John and Wealthy Brown, Springfield Mass), dtd. Sept. 6, 1847, Vernon

      To “Dear Children”, (John and Wealthy Brown, Springfield Mass), dtd. Oct. 24, 1847, Vernon

 

McKay, James A.

To “My Old and Dear Friend Brown”, dtd. Oct. 22, 1847, Griffins Mills (Ellington Chautauqua County N.Y.)

To “My Dear Friend Brown”, dtd. Dec. 13, 1847, Ellington

 

Plumb, Ralph

      To “My dear Brown” (John Brown Jr.), dtd. Dec. 28, 1838, Oberlin

 

Proctor, Lucy

To “My Dear Wealthy” (Miss Wealthy C. Hotchkiss, Vernon Trumbull Co Ohio), dtd. Mar. 1, 1847, Austinburg

 

Ryder, Ann P.

To “Much Loved Wealthy” (Miss Wealthy C. Hotchkiss, Vernon Trumbull Co Ohio), dtd. Apr. 28, 1847, Austinburg Ohio

 

Smith, Gerritt

To John Brown, Jr., dtd. Jan. 9, 1859, Peterboro (?)

To John Brown Jr., dtd. Jan. 22, 1859, Peterboro (?)

 

Tuttle, Charlotte J.

      To “Wealthy dear” (Miss Wealthy C. Hotchkiss, Vernon Trumbull Co Ohio), dtd. Feb. 4, 1847, Eagleville O

 

Wells, S. R.

      To “Friend Brown”, dtd. Mar. 2, 1854, New York

 

Cabinet card photographs of  John Brown, Jr. and Wealthy Hotchkiss Brown