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Thomas Brown Diary of Trip to England

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1978-057

Scope and Contents

This item appears to be a photocopy of Thomas Brown's missing diary of his trip to England from July 1 through November 2, 1820. On the first page of the photocopy is the following note: "This Diary of Thomas Brown was given to me, Evelyn Cameron Lewis Manning, by my sister, the late Mary Douglass Lewis, who received it from her cousin, Susan Matilda Archer, grand-daughter of Thomas Brown. In the Autobiography of Thomas Brown he noted that he did not know what had become of his diary which he had kept on his trip to England. I appreciate the interest of Bertram H. Groene and the Florida State University Library in having this copy of the Diary of Thomas Brown included in the Papers of Thomas Brown. I am a graduate of the West Florida Seminary, A.B., Class of 1900." The note is signed Evelyn Cameron Lewis Manning and is dated March 16, 1966.


  • Created: 1820


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to the Florida State University Libraries.

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Thomas Brown, born in 1785, was originally from Virginia, and was a former member of the Legislature of that state. In Territorial Florida, he held the offices of Adjutant-General of the militia, Auditor of Public Accounts, member of the Legislative Council on various occasions, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and was one of the most prominent members of the St. Joseph Convention. He was elected governor of Florida and served from 1848-1853. Governor Brown died on August 24, 1867 in Tallahassee, Florida.


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Method of Acquisition

Gift of Evelyn Cameron Lewis Manning. Contributor- Bertram H. Groene.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Thomas Brown Diary of Trip to England
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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