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William Brown letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3110

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 26 Aug. 1854, and addressed to "My Dear Sir," believed to be Edgar Bowring. Brown writes the following. "I learn that a Pamphlet containing our Decimal proceedings will be ready about Tuesday. I have desired copies to be sent to you. Pray send one to you Father with the enclosed letter. Ever yours respectfully. Wm Brown." The "Father" was Sir John Bowring. The item probably relates to the book, "The decimal system in numbers" by John Bowring.


  • 1854 August 26


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young ribbon must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 item (1 p.)

Custodial History

With the item is the following note, "This note was in the book 'The decimal system in numbers' by Sir John Bowring. It seems to be addressed to Edgar Bowring, John's son."


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of William Brown letter
In Progress
Megan Furcini
2011 February 22
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States