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Orlando Brown Papers,1780-1898

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Orlando Brown Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Orlando Brown Papers, 1780-1898, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


2.66 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Lawyer, author, editor, public official. The collection is composed of correspondence, articles, genealogical records, and other papers. Included are family correspondence of the Brown and Watt families; correspondence connected with the Commonwealth, a Frankfort, Ky., newspaper of which Brown was proprietor and editor; correspondence with Orlando Brown, Jr. at Yale and during his military service in the Civil War; records of the building of the Orlando Brown house in Frankfort in 1835; papers relating to Kentucky politics, including the presidential campaigns of William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor; papers, 1780-1837, of Brown's father, Senator John Brown, and of Orlando Brown, Jr.; and other papers. Correspondents include Larz Anderson, Francis Preston Blair, James Brown, John Brown, John Mason Brown, Samuel Brown, John J. Crittenden, Garnett Duncan, Albert Gallatin Hodges, James Turner Morehead, John Neagle, George D. Prentice, Thomas B. Stephenson, and Charles Stewart Todd. Card index in repository


  • Anderson, Larz, 1803-1878-- Correspondence.
  • Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876-- Correspondence.
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835-- Correspondence.
  • Brown, John, 1757-1837-- Correspondence.
  • Brown, John Mason, 1837-1890-- Correspondence.
  • Brown, Samuel, 1769-1830-- Correspondence.
  • Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863-- Correspondence.
  • Duncan, Garnett, 1800-1875-- Correspondence.
  • Hodges, Albert G.-- Correspondence.
  • Kentucky-- Genealogy.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1792-1865-- Sources.
  • Morehead, James T. (James Turner), 1797-1854-- Correspondence.
  • Neagle, John, 1796-1865-- Correspondence.
  • Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870-- Correspondence.
  • Stephenson, Thomas B., 1803-1863-- Correspondence.
  • Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871-- Correspondence.
  • Brown family.
  • Watt family.

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