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Obadiah Moses Brown Papers

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Acquisition:The provenance of these papers is unknown. It is most likely that they arrived as part of the Moses Brown Papers in 1851 and possibly in 1914 or 1919. Moses Brown survived his son Obadiah Moses Brown for fourteen years and he seems to have been responsible for saving the papers of many members of the family. Most, if not all, of the Moses Brown collection was at the R.I.H.S. by 1952, when James Hedges published The Browns of Providence Plantations.
Processing information:The John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization at Brown University, in partnership with the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and the Rhode Island Historical Society, conducted a two year collaborative project starting in1995 to arrange, describe and catalog records relating to the Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. The Brown Family Papers Project was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Author:Finding aid prepared by Staff of the Brown Family Papers Project, John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University, 1997.
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Mark Chepkwony 2009 August 05
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)