Brown, Moses, Papers, 1792-1801

Collection number: MC 138
Size: 1 box (0.20 cu.ft.)

About Moses Brown

Moses Brown was born in 1742 and was a prominent merchant and citizen of Newburyport, MA. He first worked as a chaise maker in 1766. After twenty-five years in the trade, he purchased a wharf and invested his money in Newburyport’s lucrative shipping industry. Brown imported molasses and distilled rum and later bought warehouses where he “stored cargoes arriving at the dull season of the year when they could not be disposed of at a fair price.” He died in 1827.

About the Moses Brown Papers

The collection consists of fifty-two letters written by various Portsmouth, New Hampshire traders and storeowners to Moses Brown, merchant of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Half of the letters were penned by prominent Portsmouth resident, Captain Martin Parry.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [folder number], Moses Brown Papers, 1792-1801, MC 138, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase, Charles Apfelbaum, Watchung, New Jersey, 1994 (Accession number: 94.028)

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Letters from miscellaneous others,1794-1801
Box 1, Folder 2Letters from Blaisdell, Abner, 1794-1797
Box 1, Folder 3Letters from Fitz, William, 1794-1797
Box 1, Folder 4Letters from Hale, William, 1794-1797
Box 1, Folder 5Letters from Ham, William, 1792-1795
Box 1, Folder 6Letters from Hamilton, Jonathan, 1797
Box 1, Folder 7Letters from Parry, Martin, 1790-1792 August
Box 1, Folder 8Letters from Parry, Martin, 1792 September-1792 December
Box 1, Folder 9Letters from Parry, Martin, 1793
Box 1, Folder 10Letters from Parry, Martin, 1794-1798
Box 1, Folder 11Letters from Shapley, Reuben, 1800
Box 1, Folder 12Shipping Receipts, 1791-1796
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Letter from Martin Parry, Jan.26, 1790


Letters & Postcards