MIC FLM CD 3029.5 B75 S6
Brown Family. The John Stillman Brown Family Papers, 1818-1907, in the Holdings of the Kansas State Historical Society.Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1969.
4 reels. 35 mm.
Contains the correspondence and papers of John Stillman Brown, 1806-1902; of his wife, Mary Ripley Brown, 1806-1878; of Hannah B. Russell, Mrs. Brown's sister, born 1804; and of their children. Mr. Brown was a Unitarian minister and teacher; from 1842-43 he taught at Brook Farm a famous experimental socialist community in Massachusetts. Mary Ripely Brown's cousin, George Ripley, was one of the founders of Brook Farm and many of the letters are about the community.
In 1857 Mr. Brown moved to Kansas, and his later papers and those of his children illustrate pioneer life in Kansas. The collection also contains a group of letters from privates serving in the Union Army giving their impressions of life in camp and their views of the Civil War.
MIC FINDING AIDS:
Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the John Stillman Brown Family Papers, 1818-1907, in the Kansas State Historical Society, ed. by Joseph W. Snell. Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1967.
Contains biographical information on the Brown family and a subject index to the correspondence.