Brown-Wistar family papers

In 1815 Moses Brown, Dover, N.H., Quaker, came to Philadelphia and became engaged in domestic textile trade with his brother Jeremiah. He married Mary Waln Wister. Early correspondence, 1810-1840, consist of letters to Moses Brown from his brothers, Jeremiah and David Sands Brown, and from other r...

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Main Authors: Brown family (Creator), Wistar family (Creator)
Collection:Brown-Wistar Family Papers
Collection Number:1617
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet 4.5 linear feet, 10 boxes,
Summary: In 1815 Moses Brown, Dover, N.H., Quaker, came to Philadelphia and became engaged in domestic textile trade with his brother Jeremiah. He married Mary Waln Wister. Early correspondence, 1810-1840, consist of letters to Moses Brown from his brothers, Jeremiah and David Sands Brown, and from other relatives on family matters, together with some letters on business. Later correspondence, 1840-1915, contains miscellaneous letters of T. Wistar Brown, as well as letters to his daughter, Agnes from her father and from her future husband, Henry Goddard Leach. There are also various family commonplace books, financial memoranda, clippings, and photographs. The small section of Wistar family papers include: Elizabeth Waln Wistar incoming family letters, 1846-1880; miscellaneous Caspar Wistar and Thomas Wistar papers. Genealogical materials in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.