Guide to the Moses Brown Papers, 1792-1801
Collection number: MC 138
Size: 1 box
About Moses Brown
Moses Brown was born in 1742 and was a prominent merchant and citizen of Newburyport, MA.
He first worked as a chaise maker in 1766. After twenty-five years in the trade, he
purchased a wharf and invested his money in Newburyport’s lucrative shipping industry.
Brown imported molasses and distilled rum and later bought warehouses where he “stored
cargoes arriving at the dull season of the year when they could not be disposed of at a
fair price.” He died in 1827.
About the Moses Brown Papers
The collection consists of fifty-two letters written by various Portsmouth, New Hampshire
traders and storeowners to Moses Brown, merchant of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Half of
the letters were penned by prominent Portsmouth resident, Captain Martin Parry.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], Moses Brown Papers, 1792-1801, MC 138, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
Purchase, Charles Apfelbaum, Watchung, New Jersey, 1994 (Accession number: 94.028)
|Box 1, Folder 1||Letters from Blaisdell, Abner, 1794-1797|
|Box 1, Folder 2||letters from Fitz, William, 1794-1797|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Letters from Hale, William, 1794-1797|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Letters from Ham, William, 1792-1795|
|Box 1, Folder 5||Letters from Hamilton, Jonathan, 1797|
|Box 1, Folder 6||Letters from Parry, Martin, 1790-1792 August|
|Box 1, Folder 7||Letters from Parry, Martin, 1792 September-1792 December|
|Box 1, Folder 8||Letters from Parry, Martin, 1793|
|Box 1, Folder 9||Letters from Parry, Martin, 1794-1798|
|Box 1, Folder 10||Letters from Shapley, Reuben, 1800|
|Box 1, Folder 11||Letters from miscellaneous others,1794-1801|