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  John Brown Melodeon
Author: No authors specified.
Date: 1846-1857

Abolitionist John Brown gave this melodeon to his daughter, Ruth Brown Thompson, as a wedding present. It was played at John Brown's funeral on Dec. 8, 1859. He originally purchased the melodeon from a musician in New York. Patent dates stamped on the instrument range from 1846 to 1857. It was manufactured by Carhart & Needham Organs and Melodeons of New York.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History         Call Number: 1980.218.148, MTEU/Organ, Reed
Item Number: 102793              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Abolitionists; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Carhart & Needham Organs and Melodeons; Entertainment; Funerals; Marriage; Music; New York; Objects; Thompson, Ruth (Brown); Violent deaths
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