John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers Brown (John Nicholas) (1861-1900) papers (bulk 1881-1900) 1871-1900


John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers Brown (John Nicholas) (1861-1900) papers (bulk 1881-1900) 1871-1900

John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) was the eldest son of John Carter Brown and Sophia Augusta (Brown) Brown, members of one of the most prominent and distinguished families in Rhode Island. The papers reflect John Nicholas Brown's passion for the arts, travel, Europe, yachts, and philanthropic and civic activities.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6358553

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