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Brown: Slater Brown Family Letters, 1828-1855 (2)

Call Number: MG-754

1 box 3 folders, 28 items, 81 pages .20 cubic feet

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains letters to and from the Slater Brown family. Most are either to or from his daughter, Mary Brown (later Morgan). The subjects range from Mary's early schooling to her and her husband's (Edwin Morgan) time in California during the gold rush. The year of the letters range from 1828 to 1855.

Creator: Brown family.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note:  To be completed.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of V. Ronald Smith, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Claude F. Smith, 5 September 2015.

Custodial History (Provenance): These letters were purchased at auction by the donor.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation: Slater Brown Family Letters (MG-754), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org

Subject Headings:

Brown family.

Morgan, Edwin L. (1824-1881)

Morgan, Mary H. Brown (1827-1907)

Brown, Slater (1787-1855)

Letters (LHo-LOC sh 85076240)

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by SW, Spring 2016. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1

Insert 1 Letter from Harry to unknown female recipient quoting a Miss Landon and mocking her views on love. There are several doodles sketched around the letter. Location unknown. Date unknown (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 2 Letter from Sally to father describing her time at school in Frankford and the visit from her uncle as well as her longing to return home. Frankford. [July 14] 1828 (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 3 Letter from Slater Brown to his daughters (Sarah and [Mary]) and nieces informing them of their aunt Mary's death and his hopes that they will get along well at school. Little Britain, Lancaster, PA. 19 May 1828. (1 item, 2 pages) original

Insert 4 Letter from Sarah Brown to Mary Kirk Brown regarding how she, Rachel, Amelia, and Hannah are settling in at school. Frankford. 23 May 1828. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 5 Letter from Mary [Roberts] to Mary [Brown] concerning her longing to see her dear friend and urging her to remain true to her beliefs. Birmingham. 20 April 1845. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 6 Letter from Mary Roberts to Mary Brown regarding Roberts' scholarly duties and activities as well as her hopes that Brown's mother makes a full recovery. Kennett Square, PA. 29 June 1845. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 7 Letter from Mary Roberts to Mary Brown concerning her plans to meet friends before the winter school term begins. Kennett Square, PA. 14 September 1845. (1 item, 4 pages) original

 

Folder 2

Insert 1 Letter from Mary Roberts to Mary Brown lamenting having to part with her students when the term ends as well as thanking her for her Christmas gift. Kennett Square, PA. 15 March 1846. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 2 Letter from Mary Morgan (formally Mary Brown) to her parents stating how much she misses them but also asking for their blessing for her travels to California. Philadelphia. 11 June 1852. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 3 Letter from Edwin Morgan to his father-in-law (Slater Brown) expressing his wish for Mary to join him in California but only at her parents' bless; he also includes detailed description of the climate and landscape of the area around San Francisco. San Francisco. 13 January 1853. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 4 Letter from Mary Morgan to her parents stating how much she loves and will miss the climate of California when they return. San Francisco. 30 March 1853. (1 item, 3 pages) original

Insert 5 Letter from Mary Morgan to the Browns informing them that her daughter had passed away from illness on June 18. With envelope. San Francisco. 29 June 1853. (2 items, 5 pages) original

Insert 6 Letter from Edwin Morgan to his mother [mother-in-law] regarding why his name had been placed on the local election ballot; he also expressed his sorrow over his daughter's passing. San Francisco. 19 September 1853. (1 item, 3 pages) original

Insert 7 Letter from Edwin Morgan to his parents-in-law (the Browns) describing their journey so far and assuring that Mary will make the trip safely and comfortably. 27 September 1853. (1 item, 2 pages) original

Insert 8 Letter from a Marian Wood to someone in the Brown family regarding his declining health and asking after Mary and other friends and family members. 1 January 1854. (1 item, 1 page) original

 

Folder 3

Insert 1 Letter from Edwin Morgan to the Browns regarding his business, Mary's loneliness, and his longing to return to PA and settle down on a farm. San Francisco. 15 June 1854. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 2 Letter from Mary Morgan to her mother describing her daily life in California and the decreasing business in the city. With envelope. San Francisco. 16 July 1854. (2 items, 5 pages) original

Insert 3 Letter from Mary Morgan to her mother asking after family and friends. San Francisco. With envelope. 29 September 1854. (2 items, 3 pages) original

Insert 4 Letter from Edwin and Mary Morgan to the Browns informing them of Mary giving birth to a baby girl and assuring them that both mother and child are well. 15 October 1854. (1 item, 3 pages) original

Insert 5 Letter from Mary Morgan to her parents informing them of how her child is growing; she states that it is busy keeping a child and running a house but she knows women who are worse off. With envelope. San Francisco. 31 January 1855. (2 items, 4 pages) original

Insert 6 Letter from Ellis [Brown] to his cousins Edwin and Mary Morgan relating some of the real-estate ventures the family is considering as well as expressing his excitement for their return from California. Philadelphia. 3 September 1855. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 7 Letter from S. Brown Jr. to Edwin and Mary Morgan regarding dealing with his father's estate after his passing. 15 November 1855. (1 item, 4 pages) original

Insert 8 Two empty envelopes, one for Slater Brown the other for Mary Brown both addressed to Peters Creek, Lancaster county. (2 items, 2 pages) original

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