John Brown Jr. letter

John Brown Jr. letter

Dates: 1817

John Brown Jr. manuscript letter to his cousin living in Rutland County, Vermont. Written from Attica, Oneida County, New York, 30 July ( 7th Month) 1817. Brown describes the town of Warren, Ohio, where he plans to establish a grocery and drug store with $5,000 in goods, in company with a Mr. Francis. It was to this same town that Sidney Rigdon was about to move, after being ordained a Baptist minister in 1819. Rigdon found his wife Phoebe Brrok in Warren, where he also helped baptize some fifty converts (See Backman, Heavens Resound, p. 12).

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brown, John Jr.
  • Call Number: MSS 3888
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Brown Jr. letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3888; John Brown Jr. letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3888, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Rick Grunder in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Rick Grunder; 1990.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Ohio--History--19th century; Correspondence; Material Types; Northwest, Old--History; Warren (Ohio)--History
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 24 April 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Brown (John Jr.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Broomhead and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:36-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

John Brown Jr. was an early 1800's resident of the Western Reserve.

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