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John Brown manuscripts, 1839-1943

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1294
Bib ID 4079506 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949
Title John Brown manuscripts, 1839-1943
Physical Description 11 linear feet (22 boxes numbered 1, 1A, and 2-21)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

The collection has no restrictions.

The entire collection is located on-site except for the microfilm of the Owen Brown ledger.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged: remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Material gathered by Oswald Garrison Villard in the researches for his biography JOHN BROWN, 1800-1859: A BIOGRAPHY FIFTY YEARS AFTER. A large part of the materials is copies of correspondence both contemporary and of a later period, concerning John Brown and his associates, especially in the Kansas Territory and at the Harper's Ferry raid. Of the original letters in the collection, many are from descendants and family of John Brown and the men who accompanied him on his raid. There are clippings, pamphlets, proof sheets, and other printed matter. Photographs number 181 items.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Copies in part

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The collection has no restrictions.

The entire collection is located on-site except for the microfilm of the Owen Brown ledger.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of Owen Brown ledger.

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Brown manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Owen Brown ledger is only available on microfilm. The microfilm of the Owen Brown ledger is located off-site.

Richard Realf letters and manuscripts available on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/12/1989.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2013-09-16 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abolitionists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Andrew, John A (John Albion), 1818-1867 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Antislavery movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brown, John, 1800-1859 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dodd, William E (William Edward), 1869-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hill, Frederick Trevor, 1866-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamont, Hammond, 1864-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leupp, Francis E (Francis Ellington), 1849-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacDonald, William, 1863-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Realf, Richard, 1834-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Redpath, James, 1833-1891 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sanborn, F. B (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thwing, Charles Franklin, 1853-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, Horace, 1834-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note