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John Brown Jr. letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3888

Scope and Contents note

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).


  • 1817 July 30


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Biographical History

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


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



One letter from John Brown Jr. to his cousin, discussing Warren, Ohio, dated 1817.

Custodial History note

Purchased from Rick Grunder in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Rick Grunder; 1990.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 24 April 2007.

Register of John Brown Jr. letter
H. Christine Broomhead and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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