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Thomas Brown Papers

Identifier: MSS 1950-037

Scope and Contents

One letter dated Washington, July 15, 1881 is addressed to "My Dearest Mother," and signed "Your loving son." The other items aside from this personal letter are one envelope and an item that appears to be an official document appointing Governor Brown as "My Proxy to vote in my stead in the general meeting of the..." The handwriting is difficult to read, but voting was to take place on "the 8th April 1852."

Includes manuscript letter by Governor Thomas Brown, Executive Department of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31, 1853, to Captain Wm. B. Cone.

Also includes a photocopy of Thomas Brown's missing diary of his trip to England from July 1 through November 2, 1820. Letter to Captain Cone a gift from Miss. MaCoue. Diary of a Trip to England a Gift of Evelyn Cameron Lewis Manning. Includes "Original Sales Lots in Tallahassee".

Former accession numbers MSS 1964-036, MSS 1978-057, and MSS 94-1 were included into the parent collection MSS 1950-037.

Also known as MSS 0-37.


  • created: 1852-1881

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


5.00 items

0.00 Linear Feet (0 linear feet)

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Method of Acquisition

Donated by Mildred L. Parrish, Executive Secretary, Alumni Office, FSU.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed September 4, 1964.

Thomas Brown Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US