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Thurlow W. Brown Letter

An inventory of his item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Brown, Thurlow W.
Title: Thurlow W. Brown Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1850
Quantity: 1 item (SC)
Abstract: One incoming holograph letter from unnamed sender.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Thurlow W. Brown lived in Auburn, N.Y. Little is known about about Brown, although the substance of the letter would imply he was involved with the Erie Railroad. It is possible but not completely verifiable by this source that he may be Thurlow Weed Brown, a journalist, editor and author who wrote for the cause of temperance.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thurlow W. Brown Letter consists of one incoming holograph letter from an unknown writer. Written on the reverse is the following: "Substance of letter to Thurlow W Brown Esq Dated Sept. 30th, 1850." A transcribed version of the letter found in the Cayuga Chief newspaper indicates the unknown writer has the initials P.S.P. The letter concerns the Erie Railroad.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Brown, Thurlow W.

Corporate Bodies

New York and Erie Railroad Company.


Railroads -- New York (State)


Auburn (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thurlow W. Brown Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: AM
Date: 5 May 2009
Revision history:

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SC 322 30 Sep 1850 - From Stockport, Wayne County, PA. (1 page)

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