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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2943. Letters of the Brown family of Cynthiana and Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Includes letters of Judge Henry O. Brown to his wife Lucy Ann while on circuit, a petition of Princeton, Kentucky citizens urging Judge Brown to relocate in order to serve their district, and a copy of a letter from Sally Doom, probably to her brother (and Judge Brown’s son-in- law) Charles Nourse, eloquently deploring Southern secession and slavery (Click on "Additional Files" below for scan). Also includes a photograph of three unidentified women and an infant.


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