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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) 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.

Using the Collection

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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.

Type of reproduction--Copies in part

Ownership and Custodial History

Many, if not most of these copies were made by Mr. Villard's secretarial staff from originals in various parts of the United States.

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

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"CUL Collections:"
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Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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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
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

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Alden, Henry Mills. New York, 29 March1909 2p. To Oswald Garrison Villard; a.l.s., March1909


Andrew, John Albion


Box 1 N.p.; To _____; a.l., 8p. (To one of John Brown's lawyers, with a note by William Stevens Robinson)


Box 1 Boston, 12 Dec 1859 To William Pitt Fessenden; a.l.s., 3p. (with t.l. copy), 1859


Box 1 [Boston, March1860] To _____; a.l., 5p.


Box 1 Atkinson, Eleanor. Chicago, 25 Oct 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 5p., 1909


Barnes, William


Box 1 Nantucket MA, 29 Oct 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1909


Box 1 Nantucket MA, 30 Oct 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1909


Box 1 Bassett, John Spencer. Northampton MA, 24 May 1917 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., May 1917


Box 1 Beffel, John Nicholas. Chicago, 24 Aug 1918 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1918


Box 1 Benjamin, William Evarts. New York, 11 Feb 1895 To Richard J. Hinton; t.l.s., 1p., 1895


Box 1 Berle, Adolf August us. Boston, 10 Nov 1914 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1914


Box 1 Bowles, Samuel. Springfield MA, 23 Feb 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1911


Box 1 Brackett, Walter M. Boston, 10 Jan 1908 To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 2p., 1908


Brown, John. Hudson


Box 1 [OH] 27 April 1841 To Amos Chamberlain; a.l.s., 3p. (Re. His land dispute over "Westlands"), April 1841


Box 1 Troy NY, 9 Dec 1851 To A.B. Ely; a.l.s., 1p. (signed "Perkins & Brown")/Brown, John. [Troy NY, 1851] To _____; a.l.s., 1p. (incomplete, signed "Perkins & Brown), 1851


Box 1 Iowa City IA, 6 July 1857 To his family; a.l.s., 1p., July 1857


Box 1 [An account of his followers in Kansas] n.p., n.d.; a.ms., 2p. (incomplete)


Box 1 (Closing remark); [Tabor IA, 1857] a.ms., 1p. (appended to the pamphlet: The duty of the soldier by Hugh Forbes, & mailed to August us Wattles)


Box 1 [His account of the battle of Osawatomie, Kansas] n.p., n.d.; a.ms.s., 1p. (his signature pasted on from another source; written for David Lee Child, according to Lydia Maria Child's note, signed by her and by her niece)


Box 1 Franklin [OH] 3 Sept 1839 a.d.s., 1p. (an IOU to Leander Chamberlain for $16 in wages due for work on the Pa. & Ohio Canal)/Brown, John. Hudson [OH] 1841-1842 a.d., 1p. (receipts for various sums), 1839, 1841-1842


Box 1 Brown, Owen. Hudson [OH] 31 Dec 1851 a.d.s., 1p. (receipt for 6 ¾ tons of hay & his debt for the interest on $25.50; settled 31 May 1858 Owen Brown was the father of John Brown), 1851, May 1858


Box 1 Browne, Francis Fisher. Chicago, 9 Nov 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Bryce, James, Viscount Bryce


Box 1 N.p., 29 Aug 1910 To [Francis Jackson] (?) Garrison; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Washington, 27 Jan 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1911


Capper, Arthur.


Box 1 Topeka KS, 8 Aug 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1908


Box 1 Topeka Ks, 21 Sept 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1908


Carnegie, Andrew


Box 1 New York, 31 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Box 1 New York, 16 Jan 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1911


Box 1 Chamberlain, Joseph Edgar. [Boston] 9 June 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 3p., June 1900


Chapman, John Jay


Box 1 Barrytown [NY] 3 Nov 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1910


Box 1 Barrytown NY, 28 Sept 1911 To [Francis Jackson](?) Garrison; a.l.s., 2p., 1911


Box 1 Barrytown NY, 16 Oct 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1911


Box 1 Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. Cornish [NH] 30 Nov 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Denny, George Hutcheson. Lexington VA, 24 Oct 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Dewey, Stoddard


Box 1 [Paris] 10 Feb 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1911


Box 1 [Paris] 16 May 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., May 1911


Box 1 Dix, John Alden. Thomson NY, 28 Nov 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Dodd, William Edward


Box 1 Ashland VA, 8 April 1908 To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 3p., April 1908


Box 1 Ashland VA, 26 April 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., April 1908


Box 1 Ashland VA, 28 Aug 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 3 p., 1908


Box 1 Ashland VA, 3 Sept 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1908


Box 1 [Chicago] 8 Jan 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 [Chicago] 5 Dec 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Douglass, Frederick


Box 1 [Washington] 15 Aug 1892 To Richard J. Hinton; ms.l.s., 1p., 1892


Box 1 [Washington] 17 Jan 1893 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 2p., 1893


Box 1 Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt. Atlanta GA, 15 Nov 1907 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1907


Box 1 Elliott, Maud Howe. Boston, 10 May n.y.; To OGV; t.l.s., 2p.


Box 1 Ewing, Thomas. Yonkers NY, 24 March1913 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., March1913


Box 1 Floyd, John Buchanan. Washington, 25 Sept 1858 To George Motier Bibb; a.l.s., 2p., 1858


Ford, Worthington Chauncey


Box 1 Boston, 1 Jan 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 17 Dec 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 27 Dec 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2 p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 23 Feb 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1911


Box 1 Boston, 17 March1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p, March1911


Box 1 Forman, Henry James. [New York] n.d.; To OGV; a.l.s., 2p.


Box 1 Frissell, Hollis Burke. Hampton VA, 30 Jan 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1911


Garrison, Francis Jackson


Box 1 Boston, 6 Nov 1907 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1 Boston, 29 June 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., June 1908


Box 1 [Boston] 10 Jan 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1909


Box 1 Boston, 3 Feb 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1 [Boston] 21 Feb 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1 [Boston] 2 Jan 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 31 Jan 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 29 March1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., March1910


Box 1 Boston, 8 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 9 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 3p., April 1910


Box 1 [Boston] 10 April 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 6p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 15 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 16 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., April 1910


Box 1 [Boston] 17 April 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 4 p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 20 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 4p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 21 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 22 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., April 1910


Box 1 [Boston] 24 April 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 27 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., April 1910


Box 1 Boston, 28 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., April 1910


Box 1 [Boston] 1 May 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 8p., May 1910


Box 1 Boston, 4 May 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 3p., May 1910


Box 1 Boston, 6 May 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p, May 1910


Box 1 Annisquam [MA] 18 Aug 1910 To Roger L. Scaife; a.l.s., 2p.., 1910


Box 1 Annisquam {MA] 25 Aug 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 8 Sept 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 15 Sept 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 16 Sept 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 2 Dec 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Garrison, Wendell Phillips. New York, 19 June 1893 To _____; a.l.s., 2p., June 1893


Box 1 Glynn, Martin H. Albany NY, 26 Jan 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1911


Box 1 Goodspeed, Charles Eliot. Boston, 5 Feb 1912 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1912


Box 1 Grant, Percy Stickney. [New York] 21 Jan 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1911


Grey, Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl


Box 1 Ottawa, 3 Dec 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 4 p., 1910


Box 1 Ottawa, 5 Jan 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1 p., 1911


Box 1 Hallowell, Anna C. Davis (Mrs Richard P.) So. Yarmouth [MA] 2 Oct [1907] To OGV; a.l.s., 2p.


Box 1 Hamilton, John William. Boston, 3 Aug 1916 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1916


Box 1 Hamilton, Joseph Gregorre de Roulhac. Chapel Hill NC, 7 Nov 1917 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1917


Box 1 Hammond, John Hays. Gloucester MA, 31 Oct 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1910


Hart, Albert Bushnell


Box 1 New York, n.d.; To OGV; a.l.s., 2p.


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 20 Sept 1907 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1907


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 5 May 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., May 1910


Box 1 Hemphill, James Calvin. Richmond VA, 30 Nov 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Higginson, Henry Lee. Boston, 14 March1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., March1911


Higginson, Thomas Wentworth


Box 1 Dublin NH, 18 Aug 1892 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 2p., 1892


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 16 May 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; t.l.s., 2p., May 1900


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 19 Nov 1907 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1 Cambridge [MA] 10 Jan 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1908


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 6 Feb 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 4p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 24 Feb 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 18 May 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., May 1909


Box 1 Cambridge [MA] 5 Oct 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 15 Oct 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 23 Oct 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 3p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 28 Oct 1909 To [OGV] t.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 29 Oct 1909 To [OGV] a.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 11 Nov 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge [MA] 14 Nov 1909 To [OGV] a.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge MA, 18 Nov 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 3p., 1909


Box 1 Cambridge [MA] 29 Jan 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Box 1 Cambridge [MA] 3 Feb 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Dublin NH, 28 Aug 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Box 1 Ipswich MA, 8 Sept 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Hill, Frederick Trevor


Box 1 New York, 20 April 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., April 1908


Box 1 New York, 14 Dec 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1908


Box 1 New York, 22 Dec 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Hitchcock, Frank Harris. Washington, 9 Aug 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1 Hosmer, James Kendall. New Westminster B.C., 30 Dec [1910] To OGV; a.l.s., 2p.


Howe, Henry M.


Box 1 Bedford Hills NY, 27 Oct 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 6p., 1910


Box 1 Bedford Hills NY, 23 Nov 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Howe, Samuel Gridley. Boston, 28 Feb [1859 ?] To Rebecca B. Spring; a.l.s., 6p.


Box 1 Johnson, Allen. New Haven CT, 7 June 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., June 1911


Johnston, Josiah Stoddard


Box 1 Louisville KY, 27 Nov 1907 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1 Louisville KY, 28 Nov 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Lammont, Hammond


Box 1 Providence RI, 6 April 1900 To OGV; telegram, April 1900


Box 1 New York, 14 May 1906 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., May 1906


Box 1 New York, 15 April 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., April 1909


Leupp, Francis Ellington


Box 1 Washington, 23 Jan 1898 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1898


Box 1 Washington, 8 April 1898 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., April 1898


Box 1 [Washington] 23 July 1898 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., July 1898


Box 1 [Washington] 23 Jan 1899 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1899


Box 1 [Washington] 22 June 1899 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., June 1899


Box 1 Washington, 21 Jan 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 6p., 1910


Box 1 Lewisohn, Adolf. New York, 31 Jan 1924 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1924


Box 1 Logan, Frank Granger. Chicago, 11 Jan 1910 To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 4p., 1910


Box 1 Lucas, Daniel Bedinger. [Charles Town WV] 25 May 1909 To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 2p., May 1909


MacDonald, William


Box 1 Providence RI, 9 Feb 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1908


Box 1 Providence RI, 17 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1 Providence RI, 20 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1910


Box 1 McKim, Charles Follen. New York, 6 Nov 1907 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1 Manning, James Hilton. Albany NY, 18 May 1912 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., May 1912


Box 1 Mitchell, James Tyndale. Philadelphia, 12 Dec 1907 To [OGV] a.l.s., 1p., 1907


Morse, John Torrey, Jr.


Box 1 Boston, 12 Oct 1910To Francis Jackson Garrison; a.l.s., 3p.


Box 1 Boston, 2 Nov 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Box 1 Morse, Lucy Gibbons. [New York] 29 Oct [1910] To OGV; a.l.s., 1p.


Box 1 Murphy, Edgar Gardner. New York, 25 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Ogden, Robert Curtis


Box 1 New York, 9 Nov 1907 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1 [New York] 14 Nov 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Box 1 Pearson, Henry Greenleaf. Boston, 1 June 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., June 1908


Box 1 Pritchett, Henry Smith. New York, 21 July 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., July 1911


Box 1 Prussing, Eugene Ernst. Chicago, 15 Sept 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1911


Box 1 Pryor, Roger Atkinson. [New York] 4 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Realf, Richard


Box 1 N.p., n.d.; To _____; a.l.s., 1p.


Box 1 Tabor IA, 6 July 1857 To John Brown; a.l.s., 2p., July 1857


Box 1 Chatham, Canada, 29 May 1858 To Stearns, Sanborn, Parker, et al.; t.l., 2p., May 1858


Box 1 Cleveland OH, 31 May 1858 To [John Brown] a.l.s., 4p., May 1858


Box 1 Bridgeport AL, 29 Aug 1863 To "dear Madam"; a.l., 2p., 1863


Box 1 Blane's Cross Roads TN, 22 Dec 1863 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1863


Box 1 Blane's Cross Roads TN, 15 Jan 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1864


Box 1 Loudon TN, 18 Feb 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1864


Box 1 Loudon TN, 21 Feb 1864 To _____; a.l.s., 2p., 1864


Box 1 Loudon TN, 31 March1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., March1864


Box 1 Marietta GA, 1 July 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 2p., July 1864


Box 1 Atlanta GA, 3 Aug 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1864


Box 1 Atlanta GA, 24 Aug 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1864


Box 1 Chattanooga TN, 11 Oct 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 3p., 1864


Box 1 Pulaski TN, 12 Nov 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1864


Box 1 Nashville TN, 9 Dec 1864 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1864


Box 1 Nashville TN, 15 Jan 1865 To Mary; a.l.s., 2p., 1865


Box 1 Huntsville AL, 20 Jan 1865 To Mary; a.l.s., 1p., 1865


Box 1 Nashville TN, 31 Jan 1865 To Mary; a.l.s., 2p., 1865


Box 1 Nashville TN, 28 Feb 1865 To "dear friends"; a.l.s., 4p., 1865


Box 1 Nashville TN, 17 March1865 To Mary; a.l.s., 2p., March1865


Box 1 Nashville TN, 21 June 1865 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 2p., June 1865


Box 1 Carolina City NC, 9 Sept 1865 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 2p., 1865


Box 1 Jackson MS, 19 Dec 1865 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1865


Box 1 N.p., 4 Jan 1866 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 2p., 1866


Box 1 Jackson MS, 14 Jan 1866 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1866


Box 1 Jackson MS, 26 Jan 1866 To [Sophia Emery Graves Realf (Mrs Richard)] a.l.s., 4p., 1866


Box 1 Pittsburg PA, 25 Sept 1870 To [Sarah Realf Whapham] a.l.s., 4p., 1870


Box 1 [New York] 24 May 1873 To [Sarah Realf Whapham] a.l.s., 4p., May 1873


Box 1 At sea, 3 June [1873] To [Sarah Realf Whapham] a.l.s., 3p.


Box 1 New York, 29 April 1878 To _____; a.l.s., 4p., April 1878


Box 1 San Francisco, 29 June 1878 To J.J. Lyon; a.l.s., 2p., June 1878


Box 1 "Can you tell me, little children,…"; San Francisco, n.d.; a.ms.s., 1p. (draft of a poem)


Box 1 Fair and Foul; n.p., n.d.; a.ms.s., 2p. (draft of a poem)/Annunciation; n.p., n.d.; a.ms., 2p. (draft of a poem, formerly "Nameless")/Sonnet; n.p., n.d.; a.ms.s., 1p. (draft)


Box 1 Inspection; n.p., Jan 1871 a.ms.s., 3p. (poem inscribed to Mr Hanna), 1871


Box 1 A Man to his Word; Uckfield [UK] 9 Jan 1853 a.ms.s., 2p. (poem), 1853


Box 1 Why the Poem Wasn't written To Willie Hanna; Xenia OH, 18 April 1877 a.ms.s., 2p. (poem), April 1877


Redpath, James


Box 1 New York, 14 Aug 1884 To [Richard J. Hinton] a.l.s., 2p., 1884


Box 1 New York, 27 Sept 1884 To [Richard J. Hinton] a.l.s., 4p., 1884


Box 1 Preface to forty-first edition; Boston, 1 March1872 t.ms., 2p., March1872


Rhodes, James Ford


Box 1 Boston, 26 Oct 1907 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1907


Box 1 Boston, 11 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Box 1 Boston, 25 Dec 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Richman, Irving Berdine


Box 1 Muscatine IA, 5 Feb 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1911


Box 1 Muscatine IA, 12 Sept 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1911


Box 1 Rylett, Harold. Tenterden [UK] To [OGV] a.l.s., 8p.


Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin



Box 1A Boston, 28 June 1882 To Henry Villard; ms.l.s., 3p., June 1882


Box 1A Concord [MA] 4 July 1882 To Henry Villard; a.l.s., 3p., July 1882


Box 1A Concord [MA] 5 Dec 1890 To [OGV] a.l.s., 4p., 1890


Box 1A Concord [MA] 22 Dec 1890 To [OGV] a.l.s., 1p., 1890


Box 1A Concord [MA] 13 Aug 1892 To Richard J. Hinton; t.l.s., 1p., 1892


Box 1A Concord [MA] 3 Oct 1892 To [OGV] a.l.s., 3p., 1892


Box 1A Concord MA, 27 April 1897 To Richard J. Hinton; t.l.s., 1p., April 1897


Box 1A [Concord MA] [Aug 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 1p./Concord MA, 6 Aug 1900 To William Elsey Connelley; t.l.s., 1p., 1900, 1900


Box 1A Concord MA, 21 Aug 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; t.l.s., 1p., 1900


Box 1A Concord [MA] 31 Aug 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 1p. (letter torn in half), 1900


Box 1A Concord MA, 19 Jan 1901 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1901


Box 1A Concord [MA] 19 April 1903 To the Editor of the Transcript; t.l.s., 3p. (draft), April 1903


Box 1A Concord MA,12 Dec 1904 To William Lloyd Garrison; t.l.s., 1p., 1904


Box 1A Concord [MA] 8 Dec 1907 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1A Concord MA, 23 Feb 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1908


Box 1A Concord MA, 30 June 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., June 1908


Box 1A Concord [MA] 8 Dec 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1908


Box 1A Kenilworth IL, 1 March1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., March1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 26 March1909 To OGV; a.p.c.s., March1909


Box 1A Westfield NJ, 18 May 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., May 1909


Box 1A [Concord MA] [June 1909] To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 1p. (added to related letter)


Box 1A [Concord MA] [June 1909] To OGV; t.l.s., 1p.


Box 1A Put in Bay [OH] 15 June 1909 To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 4p., June 1909


Box 1A Put in Bay [OH] 16 June 1909 To Katherine May o; a.p.c.s., June 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 19 June 1909 To Katherine May o; t.l.s., 1p., June 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 25 June 1909 To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 3p., June 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 26 June 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., June 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 1 July 1909 To Katherine May o; t.l.s., 2p., July 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 1 July 1909 To OGV; t.l., 1p., July 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 8 July 1909 To OGV; a.p.c.s., July 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 17 July 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., July 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 22 July 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., July 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 24 July 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., July 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 18 Aug 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 24 Aug 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 4p., 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 11 Sept 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p, 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 20 Sept 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 28 Sept 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 5 Oct 1909 To OGV; a.p.c.s., 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 24 Oct 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 28 Oct 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 24 Nov 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1A Concord [MA] 15 Dec 1909 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 16 Dec 1909 To Jennie Dunbar Garcelon; t.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1A Concord MA, 15 Jan 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1A Concord MA, 3 Feb 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1A Concord MA, 6 Feb 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1A Concord MA, 24 July 1910 To Frank Preston Stearns; t.l.s. 4p. (text is carbon copy), July 1910


Box 1A Concord MA, 24 July 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., July 1910


Box 1A Concord [MA] 8 Oct 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1910


Box 1A Concord MA, 4 Nov 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1910


Box 1A Concord MA, 15 April 1913 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., April 1913


Box 1A Concord [MA] 19 Nov 1914 To [OGV] a.l.s., 1p., 1914


Box 1A Sanders, Frank Knight. Topeka KS, 21 Nov 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1911


Sedgwick, Ellery


Box 1A Boston, 7 April 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., April 1909


Box 1A Boston, 27 Sept 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Shaw, Anna Howard


Box 1A New York [8 April 1911] To [Fanny Garrison] Villard (Mrs Henry); a.l.s., 4p.


Box 1A New York, 8 April [1911] To OGV; a.l.s., 4p.


Stanton, Theodore


Box 1A New York, 3 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1A At sea, 24 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Box 1A Florence [It.] 12 March1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., March1911


Box 1A Stearns, Frank Preston. [Medford] MA, 9 Jan 1908 To [Fanny Garrison] Villard (Mrs Henry); a.l.s., 4p., 1908


Box 1A Stewart, Charles West. Washington, 22 Sept 1909 To Katherine May o; t.l.s., 1p., 1909


Box 1A Teall, Gardner Callahan. New York, 17 March1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., March1911


Box 1A Thayer, William Roscoe. Magnolia MA, 31 Aug 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Thwing, Charles Franklin


Box 1A Cleveland, 7 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., April 1910


Box 1A Cleveland, 20 April 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., April 1910


Box 1A Cleveland, 13 Feb 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1911


Box 1A Cleveland, 24 Feb 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1911


Box 1A Towse, John Ranken. [Sullivan Co. NY] 3 Aug 1911 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1911


Tree, Lambert


Box 1A Chicago, 28 Dec 1908 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1908


Box 1A Chicago, 20 Jan 1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 2p., 1909


Box 1A Trent, William Peterfield. New York, 9 Nov 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Box 1A Villard, Henry. New York, 4 June 1878 To Richard Realf; a.l.s., 1p., June 1878


Box 1A Wald, Lillian D. Lake Placid NY, 28 July [1907 ?] To OGV; a.p.c.s.


Box 1A Washington, Booker Taliaferro. Tuskegee AL; 27 Oct 1910 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1910


Box 1A Webb, Alfred John. Dublin, 10 Dec 1907 To OGV; a.l.s., 4p., 1907


Box 1A White, Andrew Dickson. Ithaca NY, 28 May 1915 To [Fanny Garrison] Villard (Mrs Henry); t.l.s., 3p., May 1915


White, Horace


Box 1A New York, 26 May 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 6p., May 1900


Box 1A New York, 6 June 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 2p., June 1900


Box 1A New York, 8 Nov 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 2p., 1900


Box 1A New York, 28 Nov 1900 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 1p., 1900


Box 1A New York, 26 Jan 1901 To Richard J. Hinton; a.l.s., 3p., 1901


Box 1A Palisades NY, 29 July 1908 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., July 1908


Box 1A Palisades NY, 4 Oct 1910 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1910


Box 1A White, William Allen. Emporia KS, 3 Feb 1911 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1911


Box 1A Whitlock, Brand. Toledo OH, 29 Feb 1912 To OGV; a.l.s., 3p., 1912


Box 1A Wilder, Daniel Webster. Hiawatha KS, 7 Jan 1910 To Katherine May o; a.l.s., 2p., 1910


Winship, George Parker


Box 1A Providence RI, 4 Dec 1907 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1A Providence RI, 6 Dec 1907 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1A Wise, John Sergeant. Townsend VA, 3 Oct 1907 To OGV; a.l.s., 1p., 1907


Box 1A Wise, Stephen Samuel. New York, 26 March1909 To OGV; t.l.s., 1p., March1909


Box 1A Wyman, Lillie Buffum Chace. Newtonville MA, 11 Jan 1911 To Francis Jackson Garrison; a.l.s., 6p., 1911

Series II: Arranged Subject Files


Box 1A Adair, C.S.

(Letter from, to Author, 1909)


Box 1A Adair, S.L.

(Misc. letter, originals in possession of Mrs. S.C. Davis and Mrs. S.L. Clark. Also Miss May o's interview with Mrs. Davis)


Box 1A Adams, Annie Brown

(Letters from/to the Author, Miss May o, also notes of Miss May o's interview with Mrs. Adams. Story of Miss May o's trip to Petrolia to see Mrs. Adams.)


Box 1A Addresses

(Miss May o's address book)


Box 1A Allstadt, John Thomas

(Statement of, to Miss May o on the Harper's Ferry Raid.)


Box 1A Anderson, Jeremiah G.

(Copies of his letters to his brother and to Hinton.)


Box 1A Anderson, Osborn P.

(Pamphlet by, "A Voice from Harper's Ferry: A Narrative of Events at Harper's Ferry." Boston, 1861. Photograph of Anderson. Notes by Miss May o and letters from the Library of Congress concerning Anderson.)


Box 1A Andrews, John A.

(Speeches of, together with his testimony before the Harper's Ferry Committee of the Senate in relation to John Brown, etc. Various original letters and copies of others.)


Box 1A Anti-Slavery Society

(Report of the John Born-Year, New York, 1861.)


Box 1A Appendix

(Material for the John Brown Chronology.)


Box 1A Avis, Captain John

(Author's correspondence with S.B. Avis. Captain Avis was Deputy Sheriff of Charles town at the time of the Brown Raid.)


Box 1A Autographs

(Miscellaneous signatures. Also letter from John Brown to Amos Chamberlain.)



Box 2 Barnes, William

(Two letters from him to the Author in regard to his personal knowledge of John Brown.)


Box 2 Baylor, Robert W.

(Miscellaneous correspondence in regard to Colonel Baylor who commanded a regiment of Virginia Militia when John Brown took possession of Harper's Ferry.)


Box 2 Bibliography


Box 2 Biographical Sketches

(Reviews of Sanborn, Redpath, Hinton. Reasons for new life of Brown. J.T. Morse on Sanborn; L.W. Bacon on Sanborn; C.E. Norton on Redpath.)


Box 2 Birthplace of Brown

(Newspaper clipping and sketch of. Report of John Brown Assoc. of Torrington, Connecticut. Clipping of news article of destruction of the house by fire.)


Box 2 Black Jack

(The author's handwritten chapter of; Miss May o's notes pertaining to.)


Box 2 Black String

(or John Brown League (See Also: J.B. in Cleveland). Correspondence pertaining to.)


Box 2 Bondi, August

(Biographical notes from the Kansas state Historical Society. Miss May o's notes and copies of letters concerning.)


Box 2 Booth, J. Wilkes

(Copy of letter from him to his brother in law, John S. Clark in regard to execution of J.B. Alos copies of clipping from Richmond papers concerning Booth.)


Box 2 Broadsides

(Concerning the execution of J.W. Booth.)


Box 2 Brown, Frederick

(Miss May o's biographical notes concerning)


Box 2 Brown, Dr. G.W.

(His pamphlet "Reminiscences of Old John Brown," 1880. Miss May o's notes concerning.)


Box 2 Brown, Jason

(Newspaper stories of on his 85th birthday; copies of his letters to his sister. Memorandum of his statement to F.G. Adams on April 2, 1884 concerning his Kansas activities, etc.; copies of his letters to his father. Miss May o's report of her interview with Jason Brown on December 13 and 14, 1908. Original letter of Jason Brown to the author, dated March13, 1908.)


Brown, John



Box 3 Ancestry

(Paper pertaining to)


Box 3 Anecdotes


Box 3 Arms and how obtained; J.B. and Nat. Kansas Committee


Box 3 As a Mason


Box 3 Birthplace


Box 3 Chronology of, 1855-1859


Box 3 Counsel for

(Notes and copies of letters and data in connection with retaining of counsel for J.B.)


Box 3 Cabin and Spring; Map of J.B. claims; Map of Osawatomie River


Box 3 Daughters


Box 3 Early Days


Box 3 Early Vow Against Slavery-Views on race amalgamation


Box 3 Individual estimates of


Box 3 Estimates of Kansas Pioneers and latter-day Kansas Press


Box 3 Some later estimates


Box 3 Execution

(Pamphlet "Epitome of the Life of John Born including attack on Harper's Ferry, His Capture and Trial, as related by Cleon Moore of Charles-Town, West Virginia," 1904. Newspaper clippings and notes concerning)


Box 3 Family listed by author


Box 3 Funeral and Burial

(Pamphlets, letters and notes concerning.)


Box 3 "Greatest or Principal Object"

(Author's handwritten chapter)



Box 4 J.B.'s harshness to Dianthe, his first wife


Box 4 J.B. in Cleveland, March1859 and in Ohio, thence to his leaving for Maryland, March1859


Box 4 J.B. in Hudson, Franklin, Akron, and Kent. Report of woolgrowers' meeting.


Box 4 J.B. in Kansas, 1855-1859

(Kansas conditions. Extensive citations from the press of the period.)


Box 4 J.B. in Lawrence, September 1856 for its defense, September 1856

(Press citations, notes, and interviews concerning.)


Box 4 J.B. in North Elba


Box 4 J.B. in Pennsylvania

(The Delamater narrative. Clippings from the press and interviews concerning.)


Box 4 J.B. in Springdale and his men

(Various personal reminiscences and interviews concerning.)


Box 4 Insanity

(Notes and affidavits concerning.)


Box 4 First days in Charlestown jail

(Jail chronology. Various interviews and letters concerning.)


Box 4 Later days in Jail


Box 4 In Jail

(Letters to and concerning. Original letter of J.J. Benning to J.B. dated February23, 1860)


Box 4 Lawsuits

(Correspondence concerning and copies of court records.)


Box 4 Correspondence concerning his letters. Pamphlet containing letters of J.B.


Box 4 Letters, through, 1854

(Copies of many letters of J.B. with various correspondents and his wife and family.)


Box 4 Letters, 1856 January -1859, 1856


Box 4 Letters, 1859

(Jail period. Copies.)


Magazine articles and pamphlets about



Box 21 Sketch of life of J.B.


Box 21 Ohio Archaeological and Historical Review for July 1921 containing seven articles about, July 1921


Box 21 Century, 1885 June, 1885

("John Brown at Harper's Ferry")


Box 21 "John Brown: A Retrospect" by Alfred S. Roe, as read before the Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1884 December 2, 1884


Box 21 Journal of Negro History, 1921 April, 1921

(Canadian Negroes and the John Brown Raid," by Fred Landon)


Box 21 Pamphlet "Letter from Gen. C.F. Henningsen in reply to the letter of Victor Hugo on the Harper's Ferry Invasion." N.Y., 1860"


Box 21 "The Life, Trial and Execution on John Brown." N.Y., 1859


Box 21 "The John Brown Invasion. Authentic History of the Harper's Ferry Tragedy, etc." with lithograph portrait of Capt. John Brown. Boston,, 1860


Box 21 Overland Magazine, 1899 April, 1899

("The Last Days of Old John Brown," by Lou V. Chapin)


Box 21 Atlantic Monthly, 1922 November, 1922

("John Brown," by Gamaliel Bradford)


Box 21 Outlook, 1913 January 25, 1913

("My Father, John Brown," by Salmon Brown)


Box 21 "Owen Brown's Escape from Harper's Ferry," by Ralph Keeler, 1874


Box 21 "The Struggle for Freedom in Kansas," by Thomas Ewing


Box 21 Nickell Magazine, 1897 June, 1897

("The Hero of Harper's Ferry," by Ina Capitola Emery)


Box 21 The Independent, 1907 March, 1907

("How I Captured John Brown," by Joel Clark Rockwell)


Box 21 "John Brown in Canada" A Monograph by James Cleland Hamilton, 1894


Box 21 Magazine of History, 1908 September, 1908

("Some Jewish Associates of John Brown," by Leon Hunter.)


Box 21 "John Brown of Harper's Ferry," by William E.A. Axon. Reprinted from the Manchester Quarterly, 1911 July, 1911


Box 21 "John Brown of Harper's Ferry," by William E.A. Axon. Reprinted from the Manchester Quarterly, London, 1911 July, 1911


Box 21 "The Two Rebellions or Treason Unmasked," by a Virginian, Richmond,, 1865



Box 5 Monument


Box 5 J.B. Prior to 1859-Ohio Interviews


Box 5 Poems

[Missing as of February16,1962]

(In French by Jacques Fernand)


Box 5 Portraits

(Correspondence in regards to)


Box 5 Property, arms, etc.

(Treatment of after his death)


Box 5 Rescue

(Manuscript of Oswald Garrison Villard and notes)


Box 5 Sermons on


Box 5 Should he have hanged?

(Thaddeus Stevens' address to the Pennsylvania Bar Association, June 1906. Various notes.)


Box 5 Slave Raid into Missouri and Canada


Box 5 Song, Its Origin


Box 5 "John Brown the Crusader," by Oswald Garrison Villard, in The Crisis, N.Y., 1925 July, 1925


Box 5 J.B. Trees


Box 5 Trial

(Author's manuscript of the trial chapter)


Box 5 Trial

(Notes, interviews, etc.)


Box 5 Washington sword, pistol, and other relics


Box 5 Will



Box 6 Brown, Mary Ann Day (Mrs. John) and Family

(Copies of family letters from various collections.)


Box 6 Brown, Mr. and Mrs. John, Jr. and Wealthy Hotchkiss

(Some original letters of; copies of letters to various correspondents. Miss May o's notes concerning.)


Box 6 Brown, O.C.

(Miss May o's extracts from the writings of.)


Box 6 Brown, Oliver and Martha his wife

(original letter from/to his family dated February 4, 1851 copies of various letters to his wife; photograph of)


Box 6 Brown, Owen, 1st

(Biographical notes concerning; his signature on fragment of a letter.)


Box 6 Brown, Owen 2nd

(excerpts from his diaries, copies of letters concerning; copies of various letters from; biographical material collected by Miss May o.)



Box Microfilm MN# Ms Coll/Brown (Villard) Brown, Owen. Original Ledger of Owen Brown, father of John Brown, showing transactions with J.B.



Box 6 Brown, Salmon

(Copies of letters of, biographical material concerning clippings from 1905 newspapers when he was 80; photograph of; newspaper clipping telling of his suicide at 83.)


Box 6 Brown, Salmon

(Affidavits and interviews.)


Box 6 Brown, Miss Sarah

(Letter to Mr. Villard from; Miss May o's interview with.)


Box 6 Brown, Watson

(Some copies of letters from and material concerning.)


Box 6 Brown Family in Kansas Politics


Box 6 Brownville

(Letter from Kansas State Historical Society concerning.)


Box 6 Burials and reburials of John Brown's men


Box 6 "By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed"

(Original manuscript of chapter in Mr. Villard's biography of J.B.)



Box 7 Cackler, Christian C.

(Pamphlet "Recollections of an Old Settler")


Box 7 Carr, Eugene

(Letter from to Mr. Villard, 1909)


Box 7 Child, Lydia Maria

(Pamphlet containing correspondence between her and Governor Wise and Mrs. Mason of Virginia, 1860 copies of letters to her from various correspondents.)


Box 7 Connelly, William E.

(Pamphlets of "An Appeal to the Record"; "John Brown, volumes I and II; also his blue pring maps of the Underground Railroad in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska; Mr. Villard's correspondence with.)


Box 7 "A Convention and a Postponement"

(Mr. Villard's original manuscript chapter.)


Box 7 Cook, John E.

(Pamphlet "Confession of John E. Cook, brother-in-law of Governor A.P. Willard of Indiana, and one of the participants in the Harper's Ferry Invasion." Miss May o's interviews concerning, also correspondence.)


Box 7 Copeland, John

(Negro who was with Brown at Harper's Ferry. Copies of letters from; excerpts from newspapers and interviews concerning.)


Box 7 Coppoc, Edwin and Barclay

(Material concerning their connection with Brown, letters, etc.)


Box 7 Craft, Clara J.

(Letters from to Miss May o)


Box 7 Davis, J. Lucas

(Biographical note.)


Box 7 Douglass, Frederick

(Address on John Brown by him, 1881 newspaper clippings concerning; Miss May o's interview with Annie Brown Adams concerning Douglass. Letter from Douglass to Richard J. Hinton, dated August 15, 1892 and an earlier one dated January 17, 1892. Miscellaneous correspondence concerning.)


Box 7 Drear Collection

(Letter concerning.)


Box 7 1857

(Copies of Kansas Historical Society documents, letters, etc. concerning Brown's finances, meetings attended, etc..)


Box 7 Elliott, R.G.

("Footnotes on Kansas History" pamphlet by; letter to Miss May o from.)


Box 7 Emigration

(Mr. Villiard's manuscript)


Box 7 "Eve of the Tragedy"

(Mr. Villard's original manuscript of chapter in J. B. biography)



Box 8 Fablinger, Ellen Brown

(Letters from to Mr. Villard, 1908-1909)


Box 8 "Father of the Man"

(Mr. Villard's original manuscript of chapter in J.B. Biography)


Box 8 Featherstonhaugh, Thomas

(Pamphlet by, "John Brown's Men: The Lives of Those Killed at Harper's Ferry with a Supplementary Bibliography of John Brown." Letters from to Mr. Villard, 1907-1910.)


Box 8 Floyd Letter

(David J. Gue's signed story.)


Box 8 Floyd, John B.

(Letter to Judge Bibb, 1858 (original) )


Box 8 Forbes, Hugh

(Copies of his correspondence with Sumner; Miss May o's notes concerning.)


Box 8 Foreman, James

(Letter from Kansas State Historical Society in regard to spelling of his name.)


Box 8 Garcelon, Jennie Dunbar

(Letters concerning her own story of her visit to the Charlestown jail.)


Box 8 Garrison, Francis J.

("Scrap Book 1859 concerning newspaper clippings of Brown trial, many of J.B.'s published letters and other Browniana; also correspondence between Mr. Garrison and his nephew, the author, 1907-1910)


Box 8 Gibson, Col. John T.

(Miss May o's notes concerning.)


Box 8 Giddings, Jr.

(Miss May o's notes concerning.)


Box 8 Gill, George

(Manuscript of Miss May o's interview with; letter from him to Miss May o; various notes by Miss May o concerning.)


Box 8 Grant Family

(Miss May o's interview with various members in regard to Pottowatomie.)


Box 8 Green, Israel

(His pamphlet "The Capture of John Brown." Correspondence concerning his connection with the Harper's Ferry Raid.)


Box 8 Green, Shields

(Miss May o's notes concerning from the Kansas Historical Society, etc.)


Box 8 Gunther Collection

(Correspondence concerning.)



Box 9 Hanway, James

(Associate of J.B., Free Stater; Mr. Villard's correspondence with his grandchildren. Miss May o's notes made from the Hanway material at the Kansas Historical Society.)


Box 9 Harper's Ferry Arsenal

(Various data concerning.)


Box 9 Harper's Ferry Raid

(Senate Document Y printed March 2, 1860 being Correspondence relating to the Insurrection at Harper's Ferry, 17th October 1859 published eyewitness accounts; pamphlets concerning; Miss May o's interviews with eyewitnesses, etc., etc.)


Box 9 Harper's Ferry, The Raid

(Original manuscript of Mr. Villard's chapter in J.B. Biography)


Harper's Ferry Raid


Box 9 Some who knew in advance

(Miss May o's notes, letters, and interviews concerning)


Box 9 Virginia Militia and its conduct


Box 9 The Victims


Box 9 H.F. and Charles Town after the Raid


Box 9 Hazlett, Albert

(Captured in raid. Copies of correspondence concerning, copies of executive papers, etc.)


Box 9 Higgins, Patrick

(Article "How Patrick Higgins Met John Brown" by Oswald Garrison Villard which appeared in Harper's Weekly. This is Higgin's own story told to the author. Also photographs of Higgins.)


Box 9 Higginson, T.W. Collection in the Boston Library


Box 9 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

(Correspondence with Oswald Garrison Villard and others of his writings.)


Hinton, Richard J.



Box 10 Various notes concerning, newspaper clippings, etc.


Box 10 Hinton-Connelly Correspondence


Box 10 Newspaper clippings, notes, etc. Letters from Mrs. Isabella H. Hinton.


Box 10 Hobart, Newton B.

(Letter from to O.G.V.)


Box 10 Hobson, J.T.

(Letter to Miss May o from.)


Box 10 Holmes, J.H.

(One of Brown's men, papers concerning.)


Box 10 Howe, Dr. S.G.

(Letters concerning; Miss May o's notes, copies of Howe's letters, newspaper clippings, etc. with regard to Harper's Ferry)


Box 10 Hoyt, George H.

(Biographical note. His connection with J.B. etc.)


Box 10 Hunter, Andrew

(J.B. Prosecuting Attorney. Copies of his correspondence with Governor Wise, other material.)


Box 10 Hyatt, Thaddeus

(His connection with the J.B. Fund fro the aid of B's family; photostat copy of letter of gratitude from B's family to Hyatt from North Elba in 1860. Copies of Sumner correspondence in Hyatt case, etc.)



Box 11 Johnston, Virginia

(Letter from.)


Box 11 Kagi, John H.

(Pamphlet on him "One of John Brown's Men" by John W. Wayland, 1909. Copies of papers in the Kansas Historical Society concerning; George B. Gill on Kagi, etc.)


Kansas


Box 11 General

(Various pamphlets, correspondence, clippings and notes relating to.)


Box 11 Danite Lodges


Box 11 Miss May o's interviews with various Kansans who knew or were associated with John Brown.


Box 11 Maps of


Box 11 Scene of Operation

(Account of a trip Mr. Villard took in company with William E. Connelly, Arthur Capper, Harold T. Chase, over the country identified with John Brown and his operations in Kansas.)


Box 11 Kansas and Missouri Press, 1856

(Copies of excepts from.)


Box 11 Kennedy Farm

(Plan of; copy of a drawing made by Annie Brown in the Featherstonhaugh collection.)



Box 12 Lane, James Henry

(A pamphlet biography of, and notes concerning his connection with J.B.)


Box 12 Lawrence, Amos A.

(Copies of his correspondence and other copies of documents relating to J.B.)


Box 12 Leary, Lewis Sheridan

(Negro. Biographical material and notes concerning his connection with the Harper's Ferry Raid, and J.B.)


Box 12 LeBarnes, J.W.

(Photograph of.)


Box 12 Lee, Robert E.

(Various letters and notes concerning.)


Box 12 Leeman, William H.

(Notes and correspondence concerning his connection with Harper's Ferry Raid.)


Box 12 Leis, George

(Letter to Miss May o from. He offered his material concerning Brown to her.)


Box 12 Lincoln, A.

(Newspaper clipping quoting speech of Lincoln's made in Kansas on the day John Brown was hanged.)


Box 12 Logan and Eldridge

(List of items in collection of.)


Box 12 Lucas, D.B.

(Letter to Miss May in regard to his lecture on John Brown.)


Box 12 McKim, J.M.

(Copies of papers in the Cornell University Library, 1859.)


Box 12 Martin, George W.

(Secretary of Kansas State Historical Society. Letter to Mr. Villard.)


Box 12 May o, Katherine

(Mr. Villard's correspondence with during the time Miss May o was collecting material for the John Brown Biography.)


Box 12 Meetings of Sympathy and Repudiation in the North

(Notes concerning.)


Box 12 Memorandum Books

(Copies of J.B.'s books made from originals in the Boston Public Library. Copies of J.B. Jr.'s letter on "Preludes.")


Box 12 Meriam, Francis Jackson

(1 original letter from dated September 22, 1858. Joined Brown and financed him, was in Harper's Ferry raid, but escaped. Various correspondence concerning and biographical material.)


Box 12 Moffett, Chas. W.

(Brief notes concerning.)


Box 12 Montgomery, James

(Miss May o's notes concerning. His original signature.)


Box 12 Moore, Cleon

(Correspondence with in regard to H.F. Raid, etc.)


Box 12 "Morgan, Shubel"

[Missing as of June 23,1962]

(Original manuscript of chaper in J.B. Biography by Mr. Villard)



Box 13 Negroes Who should have been at Harper's Ferry-Harriett Tubman


Box 13 New England Emigrant Aid Co.

(Pamphlet report, 1862)


Box 13 "New Friends for Old Visions"

(Mr. Villard's original manuscript of a chapter in J.B. Biography)


Box 13 Newby, Dangerfield

(Notes concerning.)


Box 13 North Elba Celebration

(July 4, 1860 notes and clippings about.)


Box 13 Nute, Rev. Ephraim

(Letter concerning.)


Box 13 Oberlin Lands

(Concerning J.B.'s connection with.)


Box 13 Official Actions, etc. resulting from the raid

(Copies of executive papers, etc.)


Osawatomie


Box 13 Miss May o's notes, copies of letters, newspaper clippings, etc. concerning.


Box 13 "The Foe in the Field"

(Original manuscript of Mr. Villard's chapter in the J.B. Biography.)


Box 13 Oviatt, Herman

(Letter to Miss May o concerning.)


Box 13 Ohio State Archeological & Historical Society

(Correspodnence with in 1921.)



Box 14 Parker, Judge Richard

(Presided at J.B.'s trial; his story of the raid.)


Box 14 Parker, Theodore

(Pamphlet, being a letter from Parker to Francis Jackson, together with various notes of Miss May o.)


Box 14 Parsons, Luke F.

(Correspondence with; last survivor John Brown's army.)


Box 14 Pate, Henry Clay

(Copies of his "John Brown as Viewed by Henry Clay Pate," 1859 notes and interviews concerning.)


Box 14 Pottawatomie through Osawatomie

(General material.)


Box 14 Pottawatomie: "Murder on the Pottawatomie"

(Mr. Villard's original manuscript.)


Box 14 Pottawatomie Killings

(General material.)


Box 14 Preface

(Original manuscript.)


Box 14 Press on the Raid and Execution



Box 15 Reader, Samuel J.

(Letter from; newspaper clippings concerning his early days in Kansas. Also available on microfilm MN# 2001-3190.)


Realf, Richard

(Also available on microfilm MN# 2001-3190)


Box 15 Original manuscript of


Box 15 Hinton's material


Box 15 Reese, Louis A.

(Correspondence with in regard to J.B.)


Box 15 Robinson, Charles

(First governor of Kansas. Some writings of and about, and general material concerning.)


Box 15 Robinson, Sara T.D.

(Letters from; clippings about.)


Box 15 Rosengarten, J.G.

(Correspondence with.)


Box 15 Ross, A.M.

(One original letter from him to Colonel Hinton; copies of his various letters from Stearns and Hinton collections.)


Box 15 Russell, Judge Thomas

(Clippings of newspaper of his speech, "The Last Hours of John Brown." Various letters and general material.)


Sanborn, F.B.--Biographer of John Brown



Box 16 Mr. Villard's correspondence with; various writings of Sanborn on John Brown.


Box 16 Correspondence and general material


Box 16 Sennott, George

(General material concerning.)


Box 16 Smith, Gerrit

(General material concerning.)


Box 16 Speer, John

( President of Kansas State Historical Society; speech delivered by him in 1898 on "Accuracy in History." Also excerpts from other addresses by him.)


Box 16 Spring, Mrs. R.B.

(Original letters of, clippings about, notes on.)


Box 16 Stanton, Harriet Brown

(Granddaughter of Owen Brown; letter from)


Box 16 Stearns, G.L.

(General material concerning.)


Box 16 Stevens, Aaron Dwight

(Voluminous material, clippings, copies of his letters, etc.)


Box 16 Stevens and Hazlitt Rescue

(General material concerning.)


Box 16 Stuart, J.E.B.

(General material.)


Box 16 Sumner, Charles

(Notes from two letters to him, 1859 and 1860.)



Box 17 Tabor, Iowa

(Some notes and correspondence concerning.)


Box 17 Tappan, S.F.

(Two letters from, 1908)


Box 17 Tatham Papers

(Copies of.)


Box 17 Taylor, Stewart

(Notes in regard to his connection with Brown at Harper's Ferry.)


Box 17 Thayer, Eli

(Copies of his letters to various correspondents and J.B. whom he supported.)


Box 17 Thompson, Dauphin

(Biographical notes concerning.)


Box 17 Thompson, Mary E. and Mary Case Lord

(Correspondence with.)


Box 17 Thompson, Ruth Brown and Henry

(Letters from; copies of letters to various correspondents; James H. Holmes notes on their talks with him.)


Box 17 Thompson, William

(Notes concerning.)


Box 17 Tidd, Charles Plummer

(Correspondence and notes concerning.)


Box 17 Townsley's Statements


Box 17 Trial

(Newspaper clippings of 1930 in regard to the finding of the original record of John Brown's Trial, long given up for lost.)


Box 17 Virginia

(Laws, statutes, etc.)



Box 18 Wakarusa War to Pottawatomie Affair

(General material.)


Box 18 Webb, Alfred

(Letter from to Mr. Villard.)


Box 18 White, Horace

(His letters to Col. Hinton and Mr. Villard; extract from his book on Lyman Trumbull about John Brown; copy of his letter to the Chicago Tribune on Harper's Ferry.)


Box 18 White, Rev. Martin

(His connection with Border Ruffians; general material.)


Box 18 Willard, Ashbel

(Letter giving his term of service as Lt. Governor and Governor of Indiana, and the date of his death.)


Box 18 Winter in Kansas, 1855-1856

(Manuscript copy of the author's chapter in Biography of J.B. entitled "Captain of The Liberty Guards.")


Box 18 Wise, Governor Henry S.

(Copies of many of his letters and writings; letter from his son to Mr. Villard, etc.)


Box 18 Wise-Hunter Letters and Virginia History Magazine


Box 18 Writers on John Brown

(Chadwick, John Minor Bott, etc., etc.)


Box 18 "Yet He Shall Live"

(Mr. Villard's manuscript of last chapter in Biography of J.B.)


Box 18 Young, Rev. Joshua

(Two letters from him to Col. Hinton, and several of his printed sermons. He officiated at the funeral of J.B.)

Series III: General Correspondence



Box 19 A-W


Box 19 Correspondence and Related Material Re: 1943 Edition of the Biography of J.B. published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1943

Series IV: Photographs



Box 20 Six pictures of J.B. with duplicates of some


Box 20 Photo of statue of J.B., John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas


Box 20 Six pictures of Springdale, Iowa, showing structures relating to John Born, which were given to Mr. Villard by Irving B. Richman


Box 20 Photos of Jason, Owen, John Brown, Jr. and Ruth in old age; the Brown Homestead at North Elba; the pike and revolver, miscellaneous pictures of men connected with Brown together with those of Judge Parker, Richard Realf, Samuel Reader, F.B. Sanborn, Richard Hinton, James Redpath, etc.


Box 20 Photostat of letter from John Brown to T.W. Higginson, 1859 November 4, 1859


Box 20 Photo of Harper's Ferry before the raid


Box 20 Various snapshots at Tabor and Springdale (original films intact)


Box 20 A contemporary engraving of Harper's Ferry showing arsenal


Box 20 Miscellaneous photos of Pottawatomie, Osawatomie, J.B. Trial, his grave at North Elba, etc.

Series V: Pamphlets

(This series contains a list of general pamphlets in the collection, for list of magazine articles and pamphlets on John Brown in the collection, see Series II)



Box 21 The Kansas Narrative, by John Doy, New York, 1860


Box 21 View of the Minority on the Constitution of Kansas, etc. in the Senate of the U.S. (J. Collamer and B.F. Wade), 1858 February18, 1858


Box 21 The Issue Fairly Presented. Senate Bill for the admission of Kansas as a State. Published by order of the Democratic National Committee, Washington,, 1856


Box 21 Senate Document. 35th Congress, 1st Session. Report of the Committee on Territories


Box 21 Nebraska Question. Speeches in the U.S. Senate, together with the History of the Missouri Compromise. Boston,, 1854


Box 21 The Lecompton Conspiracy. Speech of Hon. John H. Bingham in the House of Representatives, 1858 January 25, 1858


Box 21 Speech of Hon. D.C. Broderick of California against Admission of Kansas under Lecompton Constitution


Box 21 The Lecompton Constitution. Speech of Hon. Calvin C. Chaffee of Massachusetts delivered in House of Representatives, 1858 February24, 1858


Box 21 Kansas--Lecompton Constitution--Speech of Hon. Z. Chandler of Michigan delivered in the House of Representatives, 1858 March12, 1858


Box 21 The "Laws" of Kansas--Speech of Hon. Schuyler Colfax of Indiana, House of Representatives, 1856 June 21, 1856


Box 21 The Kansas Question--Speech of Hon. J. Collamer of Vermont, delivered in Senate of United states, 1858 March1-2, 1858


Box 21 The Lecompton Constitution Founded Neither in Law Nor the Will of the People, delivered in the House of Representatives by Hon. Henry L. Dawes, 1858 March8, 1858


Box 21 Speech of Mr. Fessenden of Maine on The Message of the President Transmitting The Lecompton Constitution. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, 1858 February8, 1858


Box 21 Speech of the Hon. L.F.S. Foster on Lecompton Constitution in the United States Senate, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 The Rights of White Men Vindicated-Speech of the Hon. Stephen Foster of Maine in the House of Representatives, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 Speech of Mr. Giddings of Ohio upon The Issues pending Before the American People in regard to Freedom and Slavery. House of Representatives, 1858 February26, 1858


Box 21 Kansas--The Lecompton Constitution--Speech of Hon. Amos P. Granger of New York in the House of Representatives, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 Kansas--The Lecompton Constitution--Speech of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 Kansas--The Lecompton Constitution--Speech of James Harlan of Iowa, United States Senate, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 The Rights of the People of Kansas--Speech of Preston King of New York in the United States Senate, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 Kansas--The Lecompton Constitution--Speech of Hon. John F. Potter of Wisconsin in the House of Representatives, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 Remarks of William H. Seward Concerning Kansas and the Constitutional Freedom of Debate, in the Senate, 1856 June, 1856


Box 21 The Immediate Admission of Kansas as a State--Speech of William H. Seward of New York in the Senate, 1856 April, 1856


Box 21 Freedom in Kansas--Speech of William H. Seward in the Senate, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 Democratic Protests against the Lecompton Fraud--Address of the Hon. F.P. Stanton of Tennessee and others, 1858 January, 1858


Box 21 Speech of Hon. Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia on the Bill to Admit Kansas as a State under the Topeka Constitution, House of Representatives, 1856 June, 1856


Box 21 The Crime Against Kansas--Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner in the Senate, 1856 May 19-20, 1856


Box 21 The Suicide of Slavery--Speech of Hon. Eli Thayer of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 The Kansas Constitution--Speech of Hon. C.B. Tompkins of Ohio in the House of Representatives, 1858 February, 1858


Box 21 The Barbarism of Slavery--Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner in the Senate, 1860 June, 1860


Box 21 Kansas--The Lecompton Constitution--Speech of Hon. Lyman Trumbull of Illinois in the Senate, 1858 March, 1858


Box 21 Power of Congress Over the Territories--Speech of David Ritchie of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives, 1856 April, 1856


Box 21 The Central American Question--Speech of Hon. William Kellogg of Illinois in the House of Representatives, 1856 January, 1856


Box 21 The Amistad Case--Speech of Hon. DeWitt C. Leach of Michigan in House of Representatives, 1858 January, 1858


Box 21 Invasion of Harper's Ferry--Speech of Hon. Benjamin F. Wade of Ohio, United States Senate, 1859 December, 1859


Box 21 Speech of Hon. Henry Wilson of Massachusetts on the President's Message of the Lecompton Constitution, 1858 February3-4, 1858


Box 21 Are Working Men Slaves? Speech of Hon. Henry Wilson of Massachusetts, United States Senate, 1858 March, 1858