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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B881

Letters of Tabitha Brown, 1854-1858

Letters written by Tabitha Brown to her family, 1854-1858. Digital

Scope and Contents The letters of Tabitha Brown consists of nine transcribed and annotated letters (carbon copies). Since the letters were sent to Brown's family in Ohio, the transcriber and compiler was most likely a family member. This is also borne out by a cover page which includes an erroneous date: "Letters of Aunt Tabitha Brown, 1780-1858." The actual date range of the letters is 1854-1858. The letters describe the ordeals that the Brown family experienced in the uncharted lands of Oregon and...