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- Names: Brown, John, 1800-1859 X
Thomas Wentworth Higginson collection of correspondence regarding John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry
Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS E.5.1
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence collected by Thomas Wentworth Higginson relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859) and the armed rebellion led by Brown at the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia (later, West Virginia). Correspondence spans the years 1847 to 1904, with the bulk of materials dating between the years 1858 to 1860. Topics discussed include raising money in support of the raid and Brown’s subsequent trial; issues with Hugh Forbes and preparations for the...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1847-1860