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Thomas Brown (circa 1803-1872) Papers

Thomas Brown (circa 1803-1872) Papers

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THOMAS BROWN (circa 1803-1872) PAPERS, 1829-1850





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Brown, Thomas, circa 1803-1872
Title:Thomas Brown (circa 1803-1872) Papers
Dates:1829/1850
Quantity:1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:This collection consists of receipts, accounts, account books, and business papers belonging to Thomas Brown (circa 1803-1872), a glue manufacturer in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Collection Number:MSS 473

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of receipts, accounts, account books, and business papers belonging to Thomas Brown (circa 1803-1872), a glue manufacturer in Marblehead, Massachusetts.


The collection contains over 1000 receipts. These receipts detail the business of glue making in the mid-nineteenth century in New England. In addition, a few receipts pertain to personal expenses, such as town taxes and the children’s schooling. Also present are a few accounts, five account books, business correspondence, and one indenture contract.


Biographical Sketch

Thomas Brown (circa 1803-1872) resided in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and was in business as a glue manufacturer. He married Elizabeth Hunt and they had eight children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Adeline, Caroline, William, John, George, and Ruth.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Brown, Thomas, circa 1803-1872
Glue manufacturing
Marblehead (Mass.)
Account books

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Brown Papers, MSS 473, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on December 19, 1991 (acc. #91057) and August 5, 2015 (acc. #2015.015).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lee Jacoby, December 2013 and updated December 2016.


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