Brown family : papers, 1799-1846.


Brown family : papers, 1799-1846.

Papers consist of letters written by members of the John Brown family, mostly by Margaretta Brown, wife of the senator. The heaviest concentration of the letters is for the periods 1799-1802, 1818-1819, and 1837-1838. The correspondence deals mainly with family matters. The health and education of their sons, Mason and Orlando Brown, are frequent topics, and there are scattered references to political and diplomatic affairs.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7569534

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Brown, John, 1757-1837 (person)

John Brown (September 12, 1757 – August 29, 1837) was an American lawyer and statesman who participated in the development and formation of the State of Kentucky after the American Revolutionary War. Brown represented Virginia in the Continental Congress from 1787 to 1788 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 to 1792. While in Congress, he introduced the bill granting Statehood to Kentucky. Once that was accomplished, he was elected by the new state legislature as a U.S. Senator for Ke...

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Brown, James, 1766-1835 (person)

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Hart, Nathaniel, 1770-1844 (person)

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Todd, Thomas, 1765-1826 (person)

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Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825 (person)

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Colden, Cadwallader D. (Cadwallader David), 1769-1834 (person)

Innes, Harry, 1752-1816 (person)

Harry Innes was involved, at the time this letter was written, in what is now termed the Spanish Conspiracy. The conspiracy involved Kentucky petitioning to become an independent state and then entering into an alliance with Spain. This would be benificial to Kentucky economically while protecting Spain's valuable colony, Mexico. This alliance plan failed after the defeat of the Jay-Gardoqui Treaty. The treaty would have forbidden United States navigation of the Mississippi River for twenty-five...

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Brown, Orlando, 1801-1867 (person)

Orlando Brown was born in 1801 to John and Margaretta Mason Brown. In 1833 he became the first editor of the Frankfort newspaper the Commonwealth. He was a member of the Whig party and became actively involved in state and national politics. In 1848, he was appointed to Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the Zachary Taylor administration. During his long career, he also served as the editor for the newspaper The Campaign, served as Kentuckys Secretary of State under Governor John J. Crittenden, a...

Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819 (person)

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Tazewell, Henry, 1753-1799 (person)

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Brown, Mary Eleanor (person)

Teacher in Hope, Midland County, Michigan. From the description of Mary Brown papers, 1910s? and 1956. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419615 Resident of Hamilton (Madison County), N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1862-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19277198 ...