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John Brown autograph letter signed to Simon Perkins, Springfield, Mass., 1 May 1849

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Title:
John Brown autograph letter signed to Simon Perkins, Springfield, Mass., 1 May 1849
Description:
Mentions the death of his daughter [Ellen]. Has made a small cash sale to go to Europe. Is considering a foreign market for the fine wool. May go to Europe himself. Appended is a memorandum in an unknown hand giving the dates of Ellen Brown's life. Printed in Boston Public Library, Historical Manuscripts, No. 2, p. 44-6.
Author:
Brown, John, 1800-1859
Addressee:
Perkins, Simon, 1815-1887
Name on Item:
John Brown
Date:
May 1, 1849
Format:
Manuscripts
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
MS E.5.1, pt. 1, p. 1-50 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
John Brown: Correspondence relating to John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
Extent:
1 sheet (4 p.)
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Notes (acquisition):
Donated to the Boston Public Library by Thomas Wentworth Higginson in 1904.
Notes (date):
Date from item or from supporting materials.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Language:
English
Call #:
MS E.5.1, pt. 1, p. 2
Barcode:
39999085841300