HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 
 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here

JOHN BROWN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/11/1846 - HFSID 32036

 

JOHN BROWN
Abolitionist and lead crusader of the Pottowatomie massacre signs a handwritten letter of receipt for his brokerage business with Simon Perkins in 1846.
Autograph letter signed: "Perkins & Brown", ¼p, 7¼x12¼. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1846 July 11. To Henry J. Kirtland Esqr. In full: "Your splendid lot of wool has been received, & opened, together with the lots of Montgomery & Brown, John Livingston, Charles Long, & D. Summer. The prospects of sale are good notwithstanding there is some panic just now about the Tarriff (sic)." Integral address leaf addressed by Brown to: "Henry J. Kirtland Esqr/Poland/Trumbull Co./Ohio". "From/Old Ossawatomie" (sic) written in pencil at upper left (unknown hand). In an attempt to provide for his large family, JOHN BROWN, who was raising sheep after several previous business endeavors had failed, entered into a partnership with SIMON PERKINS. Their Springfield, Massachusetts brokerage for wool growers also ended in failure, resulting in a $60,000 break of contract suit. Brown then turned his attention full-time to abolitionist affairs. While in Springfield, he had organized the League of Gileadites to help Blacks protect themselves and to assist fugitive slaves. While his Pennsylvania farm was also a station on the Underground Railroad, it was not until the spring of 1855 that Brown achieved notoriety after he and five of his sons went to Kansas to help win the territory as a free state (in addition to gaining land for themselves). Brown settled on the Osawatomie River, ostensibly as a surveyor, but quickly raised a militia and began his militant abolitionist activities in earnest. He is especially remembered for leading the raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (October 16-17, 1859) in the hope that other slaves would revolt (Brown had conceived a plan to establish a state for fugitive slaves in the Appalachian Mountains). Tried as a traitor and hung in the South, Brown was hailed as a martyr in the North. Julia Ward Howe's 1862 poem, "Battle Hymn of the Republic", was sung to the music of the marching song, "John Brown's Body". Browned, soiled and stained. Creased, ink transference in blank areas. Holes and tears. Some tears touch some letters in date and in address on address leaf, but all intact. Mounting remnant at lower blank edge of address leaf side. Darkly penned and easy to read.


For more documents by these signers click the names below:

JOHN BROWN  


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
 
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
20% OFF ALL DOCUMENTS OVER $100!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
  Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 7/31/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $6,000.00 (USD)
Limited-Time-Only Price:   $4,800.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document


All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.


This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.




Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

    
JOHN BROWN
Born: May 9, 1800 in Torrington, Connecticut
Died: December 2, 1859 in Charles Town, Virginia





<< Previous Page




 

[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.