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  Letter, Mary [Brown] to Dear Brother Willie [Brown]
Author: Brown, Mary Ann Day , 1816-1884
Date: January 30, 1859

This letter, written by Mary Brown from Lawrence, was addressed to her brother William, who was studying at Phillip Exeter Academy. Mary and William were the children of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. The main focus of the letter is the story of how Dr. Doy was captured by Missourians while aiding fugitive slaves. Mary was convinced that someone had told the Missourians about the plan of escape. She also mentioned her father's religious work and "Old" John Brown's work to free Missouri slaves.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John Stillman Brown Collection, #300, Box 1, Folder 14
Item Number: 101720              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Brown, John S.; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Doy, John; Fort Scott, Kansas Territory; Fugitive slaves; Missourians
 
 

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