Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

John Brown, Jr.

 

FR - 5

 

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Addenda

 

 

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 Aanti-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 Asacked= 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. and Wealthy had two children: Edith (Mrs. Tom) Alexander and John Brown III.

 

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

2 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 AMy Dear Friend,@ [F. B. Sanborn], dtd Nov.19, 1883, Put-in-Bay Island, 2 pp. 

         A. L. S. [Ac. 5624]                     

         To @My Dear Friend,@ @ [F. B. Sanborn], dtd Feby 26, 1884, Put-in-Bay Island, 2 pp.

          A.  L.  S. [Ac. 5624]

         To “My Dear Friend,” @ [F. B. Sanborn], dtd. Apl 14/85, Put-in-Bay Ohio, 4 pp. A.L S. 

          [Ac. 5725]

         To “My Dear Friend,” @ [F. B. Sanborn], dtd. 16 Feby 1886, Put-in-Bay O. 4 pp. A.L.S.

         [Ac. 5725]

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

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

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

         To ADear Friend@ [F. B. Sanborn], dtd June 16 [18]91, 5 pp.  A.L.S. [Ac.  5624]          

          To “Mr. F. B. Sanborn,” dtd. Feby 5th _ 95, Akron Ohio, 3 pp. A. L. S. [Ac. 5735]

 

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 ADear 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 ADear 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 ADear Friends@ dtd Nov. 10, 1885, 2p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friends@ dtd Nov. 5, 1886, 2p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friend@ dtd Dec. 29, 1887, 4p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friend@ dtd Aug. 29, 1890, 2p. A.L.S.

         To ADear 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 ADear 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 ADear 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 ADear Friend@ dtd Jan. 25, 1889, 1p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friend@ dtd Feb. 18, 1889, 1p. A.L.S.

         To ADear 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 ADear 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 ADear Sir@ dtd Apl. 1879, 2p. copy

 

Phinney, A.

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

 

Pillsbury, Parker

         To AMy 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 ARedpath 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.

        AWhat 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 ADear Friends@ dtd Jan 4, 1878, 1p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friend@ dtd Mar 18, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

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

         To ADear Friend@ dtd Apr. 28, 1878, 3p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friend@ dtd May 9, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friend@ dtd May 23, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

         To ADear Friend@ dtd Oct. 22, 1878, 4p. A.L.S.

         To ADear 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 AMy Dear Sister@ dtd Aug. 15, 1865, 4p. A.L.S.

 

Tousey, Sinclair

         To ADear 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 ADear 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)

         

         ADDENDA

 

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

 

ADDENDA

         

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of John Brown, Jr. and family (Wealthy Brown and his children: Mrs. Tom (Edith Brown) Alexander, and John Brown III. Also included are books, ledgers, and photograph albums. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the surname of the correspondent and then chronologically.

 

Ac. 5785

363 Items

 

Annie Adams

 

December 25, 1916, Annie Adams in Burbank, CA to Edith in Put-in-Bay, re: Kansans and their continual desire to memorialize John Brown; Salmon Brown’s

 

Tom B. Alexander

 

April 21, 1890, Camden Maine to Edith Brown in Put-in-Bay

 

May 4, 1890 Calais Maine to Edith Brown, Put-in-Bay, marriage proposal

 

July 12, 1890 to Edith Brown, Put-in-Bay

 

July 17, 1890 “The Actor’s Dream” by Tom Alexander for Edith Brown

 

August 18, 1890 “To Edith to Remember” Willoughby, Ohio

 

December 15, 1890 to Edith Brown

 

April 26, 1891 Niles, Ohio to Edith Brown, Put-in-Bay, re: performances and travels

 

May 31, 1891 Columbus, Indiana to Edith Brown, Put-in-Bay

 

August 4, 1891 to “Friend Frank” Lindon

 

November 18, 1900 Jackson, Michigan to Wealthy and John Brown III, Put-in-Bay

 

November 24, 1902 El Paso, Illinois to John Brown III, Put-in-Bay

 

Undated note Texas to Edith Brown

 

Undated note to Edith Brown, “The Wheel of Life”

 

Jean Beck

 

September 15, no yr., to Edith Brown

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bellow and Minnie

 

November 20, 1893 to Wealthy Brown and family, re: death of “Annie”

 

 

H.S. Bickford

 

December 16, 1887 to Edith Brown, invitation to ball at the new town hall, Put-in-Bay

 

W. A. Bishop

 

May 3, 1893, to “Miss Brown,” permission to use her photograph

 

Ada T. Bock

 

March 24, 1882 Akron, Ohio to Edith Brown

July 29, 1889 Akron, Ohio to Edith Brown

n.d. to Edith Brown

 

Edith Brown

 

January 18, 1874, Put-in-Bay to Ruth Thompson

 

January 1, 1891 Put-in-Bay to Mr. Manly re:Tom’s good qualities, [missing pages]

 

Partial letter n.d. to Tom

 

JB Jr. and Others:

 

July 22, 1856 JB Jr. in Lecompton, Kansas to Wealthy Brown, re: Jason and Mr. Adain

July 26, 1856 JB Jr. from prison in Kansas: re: unhappiness with the Free State Party; plans to leave Kansas

 

August 13, 1856 JB Jr. from prison, re: trust of Free State people

 

September 21, 1856 JB Jr. re: Kansas legislation; slavery’s illegality in Kansas; probability of more violence; awaiting further word from John Brown Sr.

 

December 26, 1860 JB Jr., Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio to George L. Stearns, Mick St. Boston, re: setting aside money for Wealthy and John III in event of John Jr.’s death: “in the view of the probability that I may fall by the hand of violence…”

 

August 9, 1861 JB Jr., Jefferson, Ashtabula Co. Ohio to George L. Stearns in Boston, re: sending bibles to all members of the Brown family; re: Montgomery’s Regiment and recruitment from Ohio etc.; need for men in Kansas

 

December 4, 1867 JB Jr. from Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, New Burgh, Ohio, re: unhappiness with those who deceived him to get him to asylum

 

December 8 and 10, 1867 JB Jr. from Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, New Burgh, Ohio to “sister Belle,”  re: Jason and Henry’s attempt to bind John Jr. to take him to the asylum

 

December 14, 1867 JB Jr. from Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, New Burgh, Ohio to Wealthy, John III and Edith, re: coming home, random family business

 

December 22, 1867 JB Jr. from Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, New Burgh, Ohio to Wealthy and John III, re: shock following leaving Paoli for Osawatomie and saving Samuel from a mob; stigma of being in a “mad house,” his unique source of insanity as opposed to others in the asylum

 

December 25, 1867 JB Jr. Akron, Ohio to “Sister Belle,” re: leaving asylum; [portion dated January 2, 1868] re: official discharge December 31, 1867

 

August 1, 1876 JB Jr. to Wealthy re: survey of lots on Island

 

September 29 and October 1, 1876 JB Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John III and Edith,  Put-in-Bay, re: visit to his childhood house and the grave of his mother etc.; reminiscent of his younger years and deaths of his father and brothers

 

November 9, 1880 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay to Arthur St. John Newbury, Cleveland, Ohio, re: Wealthy

 

February 14, 1888 JB Jr. to John III

 

March 27, 1888 JB Jr., Topeka, KS to John III, Put-in-Bay, re: meeting in Topeka made up mostly of “colored people” who voluntarily raised 10 dollars for JB Jr., headed to Pasadena

 

April 13, 1888, JB Jr. from John Simmons’ house (5 miles north of Pasadena, Clifornia) to John III, Put-in-Bay, re: building of cement water pipe

 

April 15, 1888, JB Jr. from “hiding place on the mountain northeast of Jason and Owen’s house; Pasadena, California  to Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: mail delivery; pressed flowers enclosed

 

December 25, 1891, JB Jr., Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith (Brown) Alexander, re: Christmas etc., [portion cut out]

 

December 27, 1891 JB Jr. and Wealthy to Tom and Edith Alexander in Garrett, Indiana re: receipt of goods from Delamatur’s by mail for Christmas

 

September 12, 1893:  JB Jr. from Chicago to Tom and Edith Alexander in Napoleon, Ohio, re: JB Jr., Wealthy and John III’s arrival for World’s Fair in Chicago

 

September 12 & 14, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Chicago to Tom and Edith Alexander, Napoleon, Ohio, re: World’s Fair

 

September 15, 1893, JB Jr. and Wealthy, Chicago to Tom and Edith Alexander, Napoleon, Ohio, re: World’s Fair, [enclosed letter from Lizzie E. Warren, dtd September 13]

 

September 17, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith Alexander, Findlay, Ohio, re: World’s Fair and trip home

 

September 20, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Findlay, Ohio, re: gathering peaches; visit to Sandusky for fair [enclosed Mrs. G.B. Delamater card and letter from Mrs. H. S. Hubbard to Wealthy dtd. September 17]

 

September 22, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Findlay, Ohio, re: peaches and visit to Sandusky, [enclosed letter from Ostubbon, dtd September 21]

 

September 24, 1893: JB. Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Kendallville, Indiana, re: peach crop and grapes; profits from peaches, John III’s involvement at church

 

September 27 and 28, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Kendallville, Indiana, re: low peach and grape prices for entire area

 

October 1, 1893: JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Kalamazoo, Michigan, re: grapes, peaches, apples 

 

October 3 and 4, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Kalamazoo, Michigan, re: peaches, grapes, fishing season, [enclosed letter from Christina Gibbins and newspaper article from September 25, 1893 re: activities of local families]

 

October 4, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Kalamazoo, Michigan, [enclosed political cartoon from Sandusky Weekly Register and newspaper article re:Put-in-Bay]

 

October 9, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Coshocton, Ohio, re:  falling price of grapes due to fixing of  price  by winemakers; good crop of Catawbas [enclosed invitation from the Cincinnati Fishing Club]

 

October 10, 1893: JB Jr., Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Coshocton, Ohio, re: mailing of basket of Catawba grapes, [enclosed receipt of express mailing]

 

October 12, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Coshocton, Ohio, re: more problems with crop prices, New York competition for concord grapes and Michigan peaches

 

October 15, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Springfield, Ohio, more about crops, bad storm

 

October 17, 1893: JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Springfield, Ohio, re: storm, shipwrecks on Lake Erie, [Postscript from JB: “That article from the Coshotcan ? paper which disturbed you so much was very well written and more truthful than nine tenths of all the items in the public press in relation to Father and his family.  The only error worth mentioning is that it was in 1856, not 1866, that I was made a prisoner.” Enclosed express mail receipt]

 

October 22, 1893: JB. Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Richmond, Indiana, [enclosed newspaper articles re: sinking of Benson schooner in Lake Erie]

October 25, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Richmond, Indiana re: end of fruit picking season

 

October 29, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Newark, Ohio

 

November 1, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Newark, Ohio, [enclosed dried chrysanthemum]

 

November 5, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Delaware, Ohio re: fishing season [Mrs. Johnny Rehlberg wedding card enclosed; newspaper announcement of Robert C. Longfellow and Minnehaha Bertrand marriage]

 

November 8, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Delaware, Ohio, re: Mr. Delamatur as a boarder for several weeks; election “Hurrah for McKinley and Protection!” [enclosed pressed flowers] 

 

November 12, 1893 JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Galion, Ohio

 

November 15, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Galion, Ohio

 

November 17, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Van Wert, Ohio [enclosed newspaper article re: Put-in-Bay news of November 13 and obituary for William Schade]

 

November 18 and 19, 1893 JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Van Wert, Ohio re: fire aboard fishing boat on the Bay [dried flowers enclosed]

 

November 21, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Van Wert, Ohio, re:  deposition at Sandusky re: his survey of land on the shore between County Road and the Lake; a dispute between Lawn Trustees and V. Doller and LeRoy Webster; heart troubles

 

November 22, 1893 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith in Van Wert, Ohio re: fire at “Benny’s” store

 

November 26, 1893 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith

 

November 28, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Bucyrus, Ohio re: fear of fish depopulation on Lake Erie; area’s poor fishing industry

 

November 30, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Bucyrus, Ohio [enclosed newspaper article regarding boat schedule] re: deposition of surveyed land for the Lawn Trustees

 

December 3, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Goshen, Indiana re:  failing fishing industry

 

December 6, 1893 JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Goshen, Indiana

 

December 7, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Goshen, Indiana, re: wait for arrival cousin Sarah (John Jr.’s stepsister, daughter of John Brown and Mary Ann Day, September 11, 1846) [enclosed newspaper article re: Put-in-Bay]

 

December 11, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Huntington, Indiana, re:Sarah’s visit

 

December 13, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Huntington, Indiana

 

December 14, 1893 JB Jr. Put-in-Bay to Tom in Huntington, Indiana re: sending money

 

December 19, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, South Bend, Indiana

 

December 21, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, South Bend, Indiana [enclosed newspaper articles re: Put-in-Bay for December 18]

 

December 24, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Three Rivers, Michigan [re: hardships and unemployment in the area; John’s call for Prohibition, [enclosed dried chrysanthemum]

 

December 25, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Three Rivers, Michigan

 

December 29, 1893 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith in Tiffin, Ohio, [newspaper article re: John Sullivan enclosed]

 

December 31, 1893 and January 1, 1894 JB JR., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith in Tiffin, Ohio

 

January 2, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith in Tiffin, Ohio re: Wealthy and John III visiting Edie and Tom in Sandusky

 

January 4, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith in Tiffin, Ohio, re:Wealthy and John III visiting Edie and Tom in Sandusky

 

January 9, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Elyria, Ohio [express mail receipt enclosed]

 

January 13, 14 and 16, 1894 JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Deshler, Ohio; JB Jr. and Wealthy both sick, [enclosed express mail receipt]

 

January 16, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Ottawa, Ohio; JB Jr., re: illness of Wealthy and John III

 

January 18, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Ottawa, Ohio, re: “statement” sent by Tom.

 

January 21, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Lima, Ohio, re: Wealthy’s continued illness

 

January 23, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Lima, Ohio, re: death of George Smith

 

January 25, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Lima, Ohio, re: Wealthy’s illness [newspaper article re: Put-in-Bay enclosed]

 

January 26, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Springfield, Ohio, re: Wealthy’s illness  [newspaper article enclosed re: fire on Catawba Island, January 19]

 

January 28, 1894 JB Jr. and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Springfield, Ohio

 

January 30, 1894, JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Springfield, Ohio

 

February 1, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edie, Springfield, Ohio

 

February 4, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edie, Richmond, Indiana

 

February 6, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edie, Richmond, Indiana

 

February 8, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith in Richmond, Indiana, [article re: Put-in-Bay enclosed]

 

February 11, 1894 JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Portsmouth, Ohio, re: gathering ice

 

February 14, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Portsmouth, Ohio, re: blizzard in Put-in-Bay worst seen in over 30 years; quotes from letter from John Jr.’s sister Sarah, other sister Ellen (b. September 25, 1854) who Sarah lived with, daughter Bessie died,

 

February 18, 1894 JB JR. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Ironton, Ohio, re: blizzard, [newspaper article enclosed]

 

February 21, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Ironton, Ohio, re: blizzard, [newspaper article re: blizzard and Put-in-Bay]

 

February 23, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Ashland, Kentucky; re:  boat problems due to blizzard of the 12th of February

 

February 25, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Ashland, Kentucky, re: John III’s incurable heart condition; fishing

 

February 27, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, re: Ashland, Kentucky, re: ice fishing on the lake

 

March 1, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edie, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

March 1, 1894 (again) JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Ashland, Kentucky, re: ice on the lake, [newspaper article re: Put-in-Bay enclosed]

 

March 5, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Cincinnati, Ohio re: memory of  a March blizzard

 

March 7, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Cincinnati, Ohio re: fishing

 

March 8, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Cincinnati, Ohio, [enclosed newspaper article re: Put-in-Bay]

 

March 14, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Piqua, Ohio: re: John Jr. and heart condition

 

March 15, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith in Piqua, Ohio, re:  northeaster

 

March 18, 1894 JB Jr. Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Frankfurt, Kentucky, re: fight between Philo Murray and Charlie Niele over property boundarie; work on the vineyards, [enclosed program from concert held on the island]

 

March 20, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Frankfort, Kentucky

 

March 21, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Frankfort, Kentucky, re: Pollard and Breckenridge breach of promise case

 

March 23, 1894, JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Louisville, Kentucky: re: funeral of Leroy Webster, who had played significant role in island school functioning; ridge in direction of Kelleys Island worn away due to the strong winds; fishing and island life

 

March 25, 1894 JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Louisville, Kentucky, re: population of penitentiaries and problems of drinking, [newspaper article re: concert on Put-in-Bay and a republican meeting]

 

March 26 and 27, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Louisville, Kentucky, re: snow storm potentially ruined the peach crop for the season; Brown family in Kansas ca. 1855

 

March 29, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith in Louisville, Kentucky, re: City of Sandusky boat operating; fate of peach crop

 

March 30, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

April 1, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay to Tom and Edith, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

April 3, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Cincinnati, Ohio: re: results of Island elections

 

April 5, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Cincinnati, Ohio; re: grapes and raspberries

 

April 9, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, re: Indianapolis, Indiana, re:  Sandusky” and the “Wherle” both going to and from the Island

 

April 11, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Indianapolis, Indiana, [enclosed newspaper article re: Put-in-Bay news of April 9]

 

April 12, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

April 15, 1894, JB Jr., Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Urbana, Ohio, re: Washington, D. C. marriage of Julia Brown’s son Harry; pear blossoms appear in  good conidition

 

April 17, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Urbana, Ohio, re: result of Pollard-Breckenridge case; blossoming of pear and cherry trees 

 

April 19, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edie, Urbana, Ohio

 

April 22, 1894 JB Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Sidney, Ohio, re: pictures of World’s Fair, [newspaper article re: Put-in-Bay from April 16]

 

April 24, 1894 JB Jr., Put-in-Bay to Tom, Sidney, Ohio

 

Partial letter dated October 27, of a letter copied from Annie Brown; re:trial of those who assaulted Samuel in Cleveland, disdain for certain governmental structures

 

Julia Brown

 

May 3, 1895, to Wealthy, regarding JB Jr.’s death

 

Wealthy Brown

 

January 25, 1868 JB Jr.  re: family

 

July 23, 1876 Meadville, Pennsylvania to Edith at Put-in-Bay, re: some written verse

 

July 30, 1876, Lindenville, to John III, Put-in-Bay, re: Wealthy’s visit with Hannah and Eunecia

 

November 24, 1893 Wealthy and John III, Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Bucyrus, Ohio, re: boats during winter [enclosed three newspaper articles, a. Put-in-Bay for November 20; b. the possible suicide of Mrs. Ella Will; c. Cora Van Tassell Company]

 

November 26, 1893 Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, re: fire in Columbus, Ohio; South Bass Island

News

 

January 9, 1894 and January 11, 1894 Put-in-Bay, to Tom and Edith, Elyria, Ohio; re: JB Jr.’s heart condition [newspaper article enclosed re: Put-in-Bay news from January 6; wedding of Rachel Stuart and J.P. Cagney

 

July 23, 1899 John III c/o T. B. Alexander

 

Emma B. Caughey

 

August 11, 1891 Medina, Ohio to Edith

 

M.J.E. Connie

 

May 7, 1895, Columbus, Ohio to Edith, Put-in-Bay; re: John Brown, Jr’s death

 

Mrs. M. L. Davis

 

May 5, 1895, St. Johns, Michigan to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

Mr. Delamatur

 

March 23, 1888 to Johnnie III re: vineyards, [article re:etiquette, poem, and note to John Brown, Jr. and Wealthy from G.B. Delamatur, dtd . August 1893.

 

Mrs. G.B. Delamatur

 

May 3, 1895, Mrs. S.B. Delamatur, Oberlin to Wealthy, re: John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

John R. Dieke

 

June 2, 1891 Sandusky, Ohio, re: pianos

 

Minnie Donnelly

 

August 1, 1911 to Edith, re: death of Wealthy Brown

 

Martha Jane Edwards

 

May 20, 1895, Chicago, Illinois to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: John Brown, Jr.’s death and health of her family

 

T.S. Edwards

 

May 8, 1895, Carleton, Michigan to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

Lyman E. Eppes

 

September 17 and 23, 1884 to Owen Brown regarding Frenchman Riley Peacock occupying Owen’s lot and his failure to keep up fences etc.

 

E.N. Ewing

 

June 14, 1896 to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay

 

January 1 1897 to Wealthy and Edith, Put-in-Bay

 

December 28, 1897 to Wealthy and Edith, Put-in-Bay

 

July 17, 1898 Washington DC to Wealthy and Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: Spanish-American War, Secretary Alger

 

Emma Fisher

 

March 4, 1891 Berea, Ohio to Edith

 

E.A. Eobes

 

January 25, 1885, Lindenville, Ohio to John III, Put-in-Bay, re: Cleveland, Ohio  election

 

Clinton Foote

 

May 6, 1895, Cleveland, Ohio to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: death of John Brown, Jr.

 

William Foote

 

August 1, 1911 Cleveland, Ohio to Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: death of Wealthy Brown

 

Emily A. and Evie Garn

 

May 4, 1895, Clyde, Ohio to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: death of John Brown, Jr.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Griffith

 

July 28, 1911, to Tom and Edith, re: death of Wealthy Brown

 

Mrs. D. George

 

December 9, 1894 Oberlin, Ohio to John Brown, Jr. and Wealthy, Put-in-Bay

 

J.W. Goode

 

September 20, 1917 to Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: death of John III and the memory of John Brown of Harper’s Ferry

 

Mrs. Heim

 

September 19, 1917 to Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: death of John III

 

Henrietta Heis

 

July 30, 1911 to Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: death of Wealthy

 

Laura F. Hunt

 

May 4, 1895 Farmdale, Ohio to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

 

O.T. Lears

 

July 26, 1911 to Tom and Edith re:death of Wealthy

 

Tillie J. Linskey

 

March 4, 1891, Brooklyn, New York, to Edith, re: New York experiences

 

Mrs. T.H. Lyles

 

May 23, 1895, Mrs. T.H. Lyles, representing the John Brown Monument Association in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Wealthy, Put-in Bay, re: death of John Brown, Jr.; inquiry re: surviving relatives of John Brown Sr. in preparation for dedication of a monument oover grave site of John Brown, Sr.  [The letter is written on John Brown Monument Assoc. stationary and envelope with description of the Association’s mission on verso.]

 

Chas. E. Manley (Tom’s Roommate)

 

November 6, 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: Tom Alexander’s transformation after meeting Edith etc.

 

Millie Maul

 

September 23, 1891 Sandusky, Ohio to Edith, Put-in-Bay

 

Sara McChesney

 

September 29, 1898 to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay

 

Nellie Miner

 

November 13, 1889 to Edith re: her affection for Mr. Miner and response from Edith dtd. November 24, 1889

 

 

Lizzie Moore

 

May 27, 1895, Santa Barbara, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

Morrough O’Brien

 

August 3, 1911 to Edith re: death of Wealthy

 

J. Orlustil

 

From Morava, Czechoslovakia to Tom and Edith

 

R.F. Pairn

 

May 3, 1895 telegraph to Wealthy, re:John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

Minnie B. Parl

 

September 21, 1917 College Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Edith, Put-in-Bay re:death of John III

 

Francis C. Price

 

May 5, 1895, Francis C. Price (district judge), Ashland, Kansas to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re:death of John Brown,  Jr.  “His loss will be deeply mourned in Kansas where he was loved second only to his great Father…”

 

Joe Rivera, February 18, 1895

 

Fred Sawyer

 

April 28, 1891 telegram to Edith re: Tom

 

Grace R. Simmons, August 7, 1883 to John III

 

George L. Stearns:

 

January 1, 1861 Boston, Massachusetts to John Brown Jr., re: celebration of the new year and events in Europe and America that suggest a new era in the world, particularly Russia, Italy, France and America, also praise for John Brown and his actions at Harper’s Ferry; also agreement to invest money for John Brown, Jr. for Wealthy and John III

 

Mary E. Thompson

 

May 9, 1895 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: John Brown Jr.’s death; Ruth upset due to the loss

 

Mamie Thompson

 

January 31, 1886, Pasadena, California to John III, Put-in-Bay

 

February 23, 1890 to John III

 

March 28 and 29, 1890 to John III

 

Ruth Thompson

 

September 20, 1896 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: family, Annie Brown’s fragile financial state

 

November 20, 1896 Pasadena, California, to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay

 

April 15, 1897 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, [dried flower enclosed]

 

February 5, 1898 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, [funeral program of Owen Brown, dried flower enclosed]

 

April 28, 1898 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, [dried flower enclosed]

 

June 10, 1898 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, [dried pansies enclosed]

 

September 12, 1898 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: visit to Civil War G.A.R. reunion in Long Beach; also “confidential” note re:Ruth’s health

 

October 24, 1898, Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, enclosed letter to Ruth from sister Annie (Brown) Adams (daughter of John Brown, Sr. and Mary Ann Day); Letter dtd. September 26, 1898, Humboldt County, California, re: hardship; “I think it is a burning shame that the State of Kansas does not pension off Henry, Jason, Salmon and Wealthy for the rest of their lives, that would be showing a more sensible respect for the memory of John Brown, than all the monuments and busts and pictures that they claim to have mounted on pedestals and otherwise….”

February 12, 1899 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, re: Tournament of the Roses and the Rose parade in Pasadena, California

 

July 18, 1899 Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay

 

April 19, 1899 Pasadena, California to John III, Put-in-Bay

 

Adelaide D. Walker

 

May 5, 1895 Meadville, Pennsylvania to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

May 27, 1907 Meadville, Pennsylvania to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay

 

Lewis Walker

 

May 10, 1899 to Wealthy re: death of John Brown, Jr.

 

August 2, 1911 to Tom and Edith, re: the death of Wealthy

 

S.B. Ward

 

June 9, 1895 Blenheim, Ontario to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: John Brown, Jr.’s death

 

Sam Wells

 

October 22, 1877, John Brown. Jr.,Put-in-Bay

 

Clara L. Zimmerman

 

August 18, 1891 to Tom

 

Al

 

August 14, 1891 “Al,” Sandusky, re: dance at Cedar Point

 

Annie

 

February 22, 1891 “Annie,” Port Clinton Ohio to Edith, Put-in-Bay

 

October 4, 1891 “Annie” in Air Sine Junction, Ohio to Edith. Re: “tell Johnnie I am waiting to become his sister-in-law”

 

Blanche

 

July 28, 1911 Cleveland, Ohio to Tom, Edith and John III re: death of Wealthy

Carrie

 

July 25, 1891, Lorrain, Ohio, written on Model Comedy Co. stationary to Edith

 

Clarence

 

October 23, 1888 to “Minnie” re “Memorial Services” of the Odd Fellows

 

Ella

 

May 12, 1895 North Pasadena, California to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay, re: death of John Brown, Jr.

 

Eunecia

 

May 3, 1895, Wick, Ohio to Wealthy, re: John Brown Jr.’s death

 

June 2, 1895 Wick, Ohio to Wealthy, Put-in-Bay

 

Mary Jane

 

August 2, 1911 New Haven to Edith, Put-in-Bay, re: death of Wealthy

 

Tena

 

January 11, 1891 “Tena,” Sand Hill to Edith

 

February 24, 1891 “Tena,” Sand Hill to Edith

 

Third National Bank

 

November 20, 1908 to Tom re: John Brown,  Jr.’s bank account

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Unsigned valentine to John III February 14, 1883

 

Invitation to 1890 graduation of Charlotte F. Coe, June 26

 

1900 Invitation to 3rd Annual Reunion of the Brown Family in East Akron Ohio, to John Jr.

 

1908 greeting card to Wealthy from Mrs. John Hasting Van Horn in Leesdale

 

December 12, 1909 greeting card from Florence Lehman to Wealthy

 

Invitation to Wealthy and family invitation to graduation of Clarence H. Heim June 10, 1910

Invitation to Edith and Tom Alexander for William Heim’s graduation, June 16, 1910

 

Greeting card from the O’Brien’s to Wealthy December 23, 1910

 

Wedding invitation to Edith and Tom Alexander for Arabella Bogie and Webster Perit Huntington, October 29, 1912

 

Card to “’Cousin’ Edith” from Chas. Y. K., n.d.

 

MISCELLANEOUS BOX

 

Guyot’s System of Constructive Map Drawing New York: Charles Scribner & Company, 1866.  John Brown Jr. Put-in-Bay Lake Erie, OH November 1866.

 

Journal of “Account: John Brown Jr. (Guardian) with Bertha Beebie (Ward) 1876”monetary exchanges re: Beebie late 1876-77, includes two pages of notes re:final days of Edith May (Brown) Alexander’s life, November 1935.

 

John Brown Jr. Time Book, 1882.  Record of hours worked weekly from April 15, 1882- September 30, 1882.

 

Put-in-Bay Musical Association Records of 1873.  Records “Articles of Agreement and By Laws” of Association,” adopted February 1873 and minutes February 27-March 22, 1873

 

Notebook, “John Brown Jr. Put-in-Bay 1873” [contains few notes on inside cover].

 

Photograph album, inside cover reads “John Brown, presented by his father and mother on his 20th birth-day, December 21st A.D. 1872, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie, Ottawa County, Ohio.”

 

Unidentified photograph album, n.d.