Collection number: MS 225
About Abraham Brown
A Hopkinton, New Hampshire farmer originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts, Brown was
a Quaker horticulturalist. He moved to Hopkinton before the Revolution and became
a successful farmer who gave special attention to his fruit stock. He had extensive
apple orchards as well as plum and peach trees. Most of the primitive orchards in
the town and in surrounding towns were the products of his stock. He died on April
23, 1812 aged 65.
About the Abraham Brown Horticulture Diary
Brown recorded his principal activities in brief entries in the handmade diary, which
consists of ten fascicles sewn together. He did not write in the diary everyday, only
when something of importance needed to be noted such as climate, what crops were tended
to, what trees were sold or how many bushels of fruit were harvested.
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Abraham Brown Horticulture Diary, 1788-1808, MS 225, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
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