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John Brown Papers

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Title:John Brown Papers
Date range:1743-1829
Creator:Brown, John, 1736-1803
Extent:1 linear foot
Abstract:John Brown (1736-1803) was born in Providence, R.I., the fourth son of merchant James Brown II (1698-1739) and Hope (Power) Brown (1702-1792). He began his working life in partnership with his three brothers (Nicholas, Joseph and Moses) and his uncle as Obadiah Brown & Co., a mercantile firm that traded in rum, slaves, molasses and other goods. The firm was renamed Nicholas Brown & Co. after the death of Obadiah in 1762.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection number:MSS 312