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John Brown raid miscellaneous papers, 1859-1957.

Author: Thornton Tayloe Perry; Virginia Historical Society.
Series: Thornton Tayloe Perry Collection.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Correspondence, 1921-1957, of Thornton Tayloe Perry (of Charles Town, W. Va.), chiefly with Boyd B. Stutler (of New York, N.Y., and Charles Town, historian) concerning John Brown's raid, 1859, on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry, Va. (now W. Va.). Also included is a letter, 1921, giving recollections of the raid and the history of the area. Other papers include original and reproduction items concerning the raid,  Read more...
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Named Person: John Brown; William H Leeman; Thornton Tayloe Perry; Edmund Ruffin; Stanley P Shugert; Boyd Blynn Stutler
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Tayloe Perry; Virginia Historical Society.
OCLC Number: 30531477
Notes: In the collections of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. (Mss1/P4299/d).
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Richmond, Va. : Information Imaging Branch, Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Thornton Tayloe Perry Collection ; reel no. 6).
Description: 46 items.
Series Title: Thornton Tayloe Perry Collection.

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Correspondence, 1921-1957, of Thornton Tayloe Perry (of Charles Town, W. Va.), chiefly with Boyd B. Stutler (of New York, N.Y., and Charles Town, historian) concerning John Brown's raid, 1859, on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry, Va. (now W. Va.). Also included is a letter, 1921, giving recollections of the raid and the history of the area. Other papers include original and reproduction items concerning the raid, including eyewitness accounts; a commission, 1859, of William H. Leeman as a captain in Brown's Provisional Army; excerpts from the diary of Edmund Ruffin during the time of Brown's raid; essays on Brown by Stanley P. Shugert and Boyd B. Stutler; and newspaper clippings, including an account from the Virginia Free Press of Brown's execution, 2 December 1859.

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