National Historical Publications & Records Commission

John Stillman Brown Family Papers, 1818–1907

(Microfilm Edition)

Kansas State Historical Society

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The papers of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister and educator; Mary Ripley Brown, his wife; Hannah B. Russell, his wife’s sister; and his children and their lives in Kansas during the 19th century. Of particular interest are the Civil War letters from Charles A. Dana to Hannah B. Russell concerning the Brook Farm community.

4 reels, 8-page guide


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An 1862 letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Kansas City, Missouri, addressed to John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Courtesy Kansas Historical Society.


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