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Thomas Wistar Brown papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Correspondence, letter books, diaries, scrapbooks, account books, deeds, marriage certificates, genealogical material, and miscellaneous manuscript and printed items of, or about, Thomas Wistar Brown (1826-1916), his father Moses Brown (1793-1878), his mother Mary (Wistar) Brown (b. 1807), his brother Moses Brown (b. 1829), his wife Mary (Farnum) Brown, his son John Farnum Brown (1873-1894) and others. Under correspondence, there are four letters from Eliza Paul (Kirkbride) Gurney to Elizabeth W. Wistar. Included under miscellaneous manuscripts are extracts from the Minutes of Dover [N.H.] Monthly Meeting, 1701/2-1785, the will of William Brown of Dover, N.H., 4mo. 19 1833, and a poem by Joseph John Gurney, 1838. The collection also contains the Wistar Family tree.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Original author unknown; revised by Sarah Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
Unknown; revised October 2018

Collection Inventory

Box 1
Box 1
Correspondence, undated and 1916.
Box 1
Miscellaneous manuscripts.
Box 1
Miscellaneous printed items.
Box 1
Letterbook of Mary W. Brown, 1815-1834.
Box 1
Letterbook of Moses Brown, 1827-1841.
Box 2
Letterbook of T. Wistar Brown, undated to 1914.
Box 3
Extracts from the diary of Elizabeth Young, 1842.
Box 4
Diary of T. Wistar and Moses Brown, 1833-1834.
Box 5
Diary of T. Wistar Brown, 1891-1915.
Box 6
Scrapbook of T. Wistar Brown.
Box 7
Account book of T. Wistar Brown, 1905-1909.
Box 8
Mary Farnum's piece book, part 1.
Box 9
Mary Farnum's piece book, part 2.
Box 10
Account of the sickness and death of the wife and daughter of Daniel Wheeler, 1832.
Box 11
Bird notes of John Farnum Brown, part 1, 1890.
Box 12
Bird notes of John Farnum Brown, part 1, 1890-1891.
Box 13

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