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Obadiah Moses Brown Papers

Scope & content

The collection of Obadiah Brown consists of personal and business correspondence and documents. There are letters sent and received, receipts, credit orders, stock shares, slave emancipation notes, bonds, writs, estate inventories, bible sales receipts and a day book of turnpike tolls. The collection dates from 1782 to 1823, with the bulk of the materials dating between 1810 to 1820. The collection has been organized into three series:

Series I. Correspondence - Chronological

Series II. Correspondence - Topical

Series III. Estate Records

For more detailed information about the content of each series, see the series descriptions below.

See Also: Mss 29 Almy & Brown Collection

Mss 255 Almy, Brown & Slater Collection

Mss 313 Moses Brown Collection BFPP 2