The Resource Brown family papers

Brown family papers

Label
Brown family papers, 1872-1919
Title
Brown family papers
Inclusive dates
1872-1919
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Brown Family papers, 1872-1919, consists of three folders of materials, containing 32 items, pertaining to the Brown Family of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Also included are photographs, printing blocks, and a typescript copy of Johannes Braun's "Treatise on slavery and serfdom," (1818)
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Biographical or historical data
John Brown (Johannes Braun), 1771-1850, was one of the most highly educated clergymen of his time in western Virginia. Born near Bremen, Germany, he came to the United States in 1797, becoming the leading minister of the German Reformed Church in Virginia. Besides his "Treatise" (published by Laurenz Wartmann of Rockingham County), he translated excerpts from Thomas Jefferson on slavery, and was influential in the Rockingham County pauper school system, the forerunner of today's public school system in that county.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Brown family papers
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/1751Brown.aspx
Arrangement
Series I: Correspondence and Receipts; Series II: Typescript: "A Treatise Concerning Slavery and Property in Human Beings."; Series III: Non-Print Materials.
Control code
17166787
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
1 Hollinger box (32 items)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Immediate source of acquisition
This collection was donated in 1966 by Mrs. Leigh E. Smith, Milmount, Cumberland, Virginia.
Note
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 1751.

Library Locations

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