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Charles Brockden Brown Papers M021

Title:
Charles Brockden Brown papers
Creator:
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810
ID:
M021
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1792-1797
Date [inclusive]:
1792-1821, undated
Extent:
2.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection consists largely of Brown's correspondence, much of it with his friends Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (1767-1834) and Deborah Ferris (1773-1844), later Mrs. Bringhurst, or between Ferris and Bringhurst.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Charles Brockden Brown Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Charles Brockden Brown, novelist and journalist, was the first professional American writer and the first American writer to develop an international reputation. While practicing the law, Brown published his earliest work, "The Rhapsodist," in the Columbian Magazine for 1789.

In 1793, he turned to writing full time, published all his novels between 1798 (Wieland) and 1801 (Jane Talbot), and edited literary and historical journals (1799-1810). Among his works were Alcuin: a Dialogue (1798), a work on the rights of women; Edgar Huntly (1799-1800), a novel in two parts; a translation of Volney's Tableau du climat et du sol des Etats-Unis... (1804); and the American Register or General Repository of History ..., which he edited from 1807-1810.

The collection consists largely of Brown's correspondence, much of it with his friends Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (1767-1834) and Deborah Ferris (1773-1844), later Mrs. Bringhurst, or between Ferris and Bringhurst. Many of the letters are included in Charles E. Bennett's "The Letters of Charles Brockden Brown: An Annotated Census," published in the Resources for American Literary Study, Autumn 1976. However, a number of the letters originally included in the Bennett Census as authored by Charles B. Brown under the alias "Petrarch" have since been reclassified as the writing of Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.

Photocopies of correspondence provided for patron use. Correspondence also available on microfilm; George J. Mitchell Dept. of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Me.; 1 microfilm reel. (1796 Sep 14 letter not included on microfilm).

Series Description:

This series consists of approximately 50 letters written between 1792-1797, including correspondence from Charles B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., or Debby Ferris. Also included in this series is a copy of "Rasselas" by Samuel Johnson with a poem by Charles B. Brown inscribed on the endpapers. Many of the letters originally listed in the Bennett Census as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Charles B. Brown] and Debby Ferris have since been reclassified as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] and Debby Ferris. These letters include Bennet Census numbers 54, 55, 57, and 58, located in series M21.2, titled "Correspondence: Other."

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Photocopies of correspondence provided for patron use. Correspondence also available on microfilm. (1796 Sep 14 letter not included on microfilm).

Photocopy of Bennett Census; container listings, name index

Box 1 Folder 1

March 20, 1792 - June 11, 1793 (Bennett #5 - #46).

Box 1 Folder 2

December 21, 1792 - miscellaneous envelopes (Bennett #46a - #88).

Box 1 Folder 3

C.B. Brown poem inscribed to "D.F." on first endpapers of "Rasselas..."

Box 1 Folder 4

[Charles B. Brown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], [Philadelphia] (March 20, 1792) 5 pages (Bennett: 5)

Box 3 Folder 1

[Charles B. Brown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], [Wilmington] (n.d.) 3 pages (Bennett: 8)

Box 3 Folder 2

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (n.d.) 7 pages (Bennett: 9)

Box 3 Folder 3

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (n.d.) 7 pages (Bennett: 10)

Box 3 Folder 4

[Charles B.] Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (r. May 5, 1792) 7 pages (Bennett: 12)

Box 3 Folder 5

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (r. May 7, 1792) 6 pages (Bennett: 13)

Box 3 Folder 6

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (r. May 7, 1792) 3 pages (Bennett: 14)

Box 3 Folder 7

[Charles B. Brown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], n.p. (n.d.) 4 pages (Bennett: 15)

Box 3 Folder 8

[Charles B. Brown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], n.p. (r. May 9, 1792) 1 page (Bennett 16)

Box 3 Folder 9

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (r. May 15, 1792) 6 pages (Bennett: 18)

Box 3 Folder 10

C[harles] B. B[rown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], Philadelphia (n.d.) 8 pages (Bennett 20)

Box 3 Folder 11

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (May 20, 1792) 17 pages (Bennett 21)

Box 3 Folder 12

[Charles B. Brown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (May 20, 1792) 3 pages (Bennett: 22)

Box 3 Folder 13

[Charles B. Brown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (May 30, 1792) 5 pages (Bennett: 23)

Box 3 Folder 14

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (June 1, 1792) 4 pages (Bennett: 24)

Box 3 Folder 15

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (n.d.) 1 page (Bennett: 25)

Box 3 Folder 16

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (June 9, 1792) 3 pages (Bennett 26)

Box 3 Folder 17

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (June 10, 1792) 3 pages (Bennett: 27)

Box 3 Folder 18

[Charles B. Brown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], n.p. (n.d) 4 pages (Bennett: 29)

Box 3 Folder 19

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (Aug. 9, 1792) 4 pages (Bennett: 30)

Box 3 Folder 20

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (December 1792) 7 pages (Bennett: 34)

Box 3 Folder 21

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (December 9, 1792) 10 pages (Bennett: 35)

Box 3 Folder 22

C[harles] B. Brown to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], n.p. (December 21, 1792) last 4 of 8 pages (Bennett: 36). For pages 1-4 see folder 32, (Bennett: 46a)

Box 3 Folder 23

C[harles] B. Brown to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], [Philadelphia] (December [1792]) 4 pages (Bennett: 38)

Box 3 Folder 24

Charles B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, [Jr.], [Philadelphia] (r. April 22, 1793) 3 pages (Bennett: 40)

Box 3 Folder 25

C[harles] B. Brown to Jos[eph] Bringhurst, [Jr.], n.p. (n.d.) 1 page (Bennett: 41)

Box 3 Folder 26

Charles B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, [Jr.], [Philadelphia] (n.d.) 5 pages (Bennett: 42)

Box 3 Folder 27

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, [Jr.], Litchfield [Conn.] (May 22, 1793) 2 pages (Bennett: 43)

Box 3 Folder 28

[Charles B. Brown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], Middletown, Conn. (n.d.) 4 pages (Bennett: 44)

Box 3 Folder 29

[Charles B. Brown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], Middletown, Conn. (n.d.) 3 pages (Bennett: 45)

Box 3 Folder 30

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Hartford [Conn.] (June 11, 1793) 1 page (Bennett: 46)

Box 3 Folder 31

C[harles] B. Brown to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], n.p. (December 21, 1792) first 4 of 8 pages (Bennett: 46a). For pages 5-8 see folder 23, (Bennett: 36)

Box 3 Folder 32

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (July 25, 1793) 5 pages (Bennett: 47)

Box 3 Folder 33

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, [Jr.], [Philadelphia] (July 29 and August 1, 1793) 13 pages (Bennett: 48)

Box 3 Folder 34

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (August 16, 1793) 3 pages (Bennett: 49)

Box 3 Folder 35

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (December 20, [1793] and January 8, 1794) 3 pages (Bennett: 50, 66)

Box 3 Folder 36

Poetry: Charles B. Brown to Debby Ferris, Philadelphia (4 October, 1794) 24 pages (1 page dedication letter, 23 pages poetry)

Box 3 Folder 37

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (October 24, 1795) 8 pages (Bennett: 62, 63)

Box 3 Folder 38

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (October 30, 1795) 2 pages (Bennett: 64)

Box 3 Folder 39

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (December 29, 1795) 3 pages (Bennett: 67)

Box 3 Folder 40

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (January 1, 1796) 1 page (Bennett: 69)

Box 3 Folder 41

Charles B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (May 11, 1796) 3 pages (Bennett: 73)

Box 3 Folder 42

C[harles] B. B[rown] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (July 11, 1796) 1 page (Bennett: 76)

Box 3 Folder 43

C[harles] B. B[rown] to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], [Philadelphia] (July 20, 1796) 4 pages (Bennett: 77)

Box 3 Folder 44

C[harles] B. Brown to [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.], Philadelphia (September 14, 1796) 1 page

Box 3 Folder 44a

C[harles] B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., [Philadelphia] (August 18, 1797) 3 pages (Bennett: 88)

Box 3 Folder 45

[?] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., h.p. (r. May 16, 1792) envelope only

Box 3 Folder 46

Charles B. Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (r. December 1, 1792) cover only

Box 3 Folder 47

[?] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (postmarked December 11, [?]) envelope only

Box 3 Folder 48

[?] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p (n.d.) envelope only

Box 3 Folder 49

blank fragment (?)

Box 3 Folder 50

"Rasselas; Prince of Abissinia" by Dr. Johnson (London: 1790) [C.B. Brown poem inscribed to "D.F." on first endpapers, n.d.]

Object 1

Series Description:

This series consists of about 85 letters written between 1795 and 1821. The bulk of these letters includes correspondence between Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., ("Petrarch") and Debby Ferris ("Laura"). Some letters originally included in the Bennett Census as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Charles B. Brown] and Debby Ferris have since been reclassified as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] and Debby Ferris. These letters include Bennet numbers 54, 55, 57, and 58.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

General Note:

Photocopies of correspondence provided for patron use. Correspondence also available on microfilm.

Container listings: 1 complete, 1 incomplete

Box 2 Folder 1

Correspondence: 1/10/1795-5/29/1795

Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence: 5/30/1795-8/1/1795

Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence: 8/6/1795-9/26-28/1795

Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence: 3/23/-- (cover only)-Genealogy listing

Box 2 Folder 5

D[ebby] F[erris] to [?], Wilmington [Delaware] (January 10, 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 1

[?] to [?], n.p. (January 13, 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 2

[?] to [?], Wilmington (January 15, 1795) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 3

[?] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Wilmington (February 1, 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 4

Delia to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Wilimington (February 12, 1795) 1 page

Box 4 Folder 5

[?] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (February 22, 1795) 6 pages

Box 4 Folder 6

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst] to Debby Ferris/Laura, n.p. (12 March 1795) 5 pages (Bennett: 54)

Box 4 Folder 7

[Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (March 13, 1795) 2 pages

Box 4 Folder 8

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst] to Debby Ferris, Wilmington (19 March 1795) 3 pages (Bennett: 55)

Box 4 Folder 9

Laura [Debby Ferris] to [?], n.p. (April 2, 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 10

[?] to [?], Philadelphia (April 3, 1795) 23 pages

Box 4 Folder 11

Laura [Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (April 8, 1795) 11 pages

Box 4 Folder 12

Petrarch to [?], Philadelphia (April 10, 1795 and April 12, 1795) 22 pages

Box 4 Folder 13

Laura [Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Philadelphia (12 April 1795) 1 page

Box 4 Folder 14

Petrarch to Laura, Philadelphia (16 April 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 15

P[etrarch] to Debby Ferris, [Philadelphia] (18 April 1795) 1 page/ [Debby Ferris], gloss (19 April 1795)

Box 4 Folder 16

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst] to Laura [Debby Ferris], n.p. (21 April 1795) 2 pages (Bennett: 57)

Box 4 Folder 17

Laura to Petrarch, n.p. (22 April 1795) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 18

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, Philadelphia (23 April 1795) 4 pages plus 2 fragments

Box 4 Folder 19

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Philadelphia (2 May 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 20

Petrarch to [?], n.p. (3 May 1795) 12 pages

Box 4 Folder 21

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (6-7 May 1795) 5 pages

Box 4 Folder 22

Petrarch to [?], n.p. (8 May 1795) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 23

Petrarch to [?], n.p. (10 May 1795) 9 pages

Box 4 Folder 24

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, Philadelphia (16 May 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 25

Laura to [?], n.p. (27 May 1795) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 26

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Philadelphia (27 May 1795) 1 page

Box 4 Folder 27

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst] to [Debby Ferris], Philadelphia (28 May 1795) 4 pages (Bennett: 58)

Box 4 Folder 28

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (29 May 1795) 2 pages

Box 4 Folder 29

Petrarch to [?], Philadelphia (30 May 1795) 14 pages

Box 4 Folder 30

Jos[eph] Bringhurst, Jr. to Edith Ferris, Philadelphia (30 May 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 31

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (15 June 1795) 5 pages

Box 4 Folder 32

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, Philadelphia (16 June 1795) 5 pages

Box 4 Folder 33

Petrarch to [?], Philadelphia (18 June 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 34

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (18 June 1795) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 35

Petrarch to [?] (19 June 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 36

Petrarch to Debby Ferris (19 June 1795) 6 pages

Box 4 Folder 37

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (19 June 1795)

Box 4 Folder 38

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (21-22 June 1795) 10 pages

Box 4 Folder 39

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (21 June 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 40

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (23 June 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 41

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (24 June 1795) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 42

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (25 June 1795) 6 pages

Box 4 Folder 43

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (26 June 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 44

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (27 June 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 45

[?] to [?], Philadelphia (8 July 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 46

Laura to [?], n.p. (9 July 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 47

D[ebby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (10 July 1795) 1 page

Box 4 Folder 48

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, Philadelphia (10 July 1795) 5 pages

Box 4 Folder 49

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (10 and 11 July 1795) 7 pages

Box 4 Folder 50

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Wilmington [Delaware] (11 July 1795) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 51

Petrarch to Laura/Debby Ferris, n.p. (12 July 1795) 9 pages

Box 4 Folder 52

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (14 July 1795) 5 pages

Box 4 Folder 53

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, New York (15 July 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 54

[?] to [?], n.p. (16 July 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 55

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, New York (17 July 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 56

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (18 July 1795) 5 pages

Box 4 Folder 57

Petrarch to Deborah Ferris, Philadelphia (22 July 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 58

Laura to Petrarch, n.p. (22 July 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 59

Petrarch to [?], n.p. (22 July 1795) 12 pages

Box 4 Folder 60

Petrarch to Laura, n.p. (26 July [1795]) 1 page

Box 4 Folder 61

Laura to Petrarch, Present (1 August 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 62

Petrarch to Laura, Present (6 August 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 63

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (8 August 1795) 3 pages plus fragment

Box 4 Folder 64

Petrarch to Laura, Present/Wilmington [Delaware] (14 August 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 65

Petrarch to [?], n.p. (14 August 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 66

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (24 August 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 67

Petrarch/J[oseph] B[ringhurst] to Laura [Debby Ferris], n.p. (23 August 1795) 1 page corr./1 page poetry

Box 4 Folder 68

Petrarch to Deborah Ferris, Philad[elphia] (25 August 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 69

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (26 August 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 70

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (26 August 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 71

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (26 August 1795) 2 pages

Box 4 Folder 72

Laura to [?], n.p. (27 August 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 73

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (28 August 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 74

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, Present (28 and 29 August 1795) 10 pages

Box 4 Folder 75

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (3 September 1795) 2 pages

Box 4 Folder 76

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, Philad[elphia] (4 September 1795) 7 pages, later gloss by D[ebby Ferris] B[ringhurst]

Box 4 Folder 77

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (4 September 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 78

[?] to [?], n.p. (9 September 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 79

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (23 September 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 80

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (24 September 1795) 3 pages

Box 4 Folder 81

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (24-25 September 1795) 10 pages

Box 4 Folder 82

Laura to Petrarch, n.p. (25 September 1794 (?)) 8 pages

Box 4 Folder 83

Petrarch to [?], n.p. (26 and 28 September 1795) 4 pages

Box 4 Folder 84

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Wilmington (26 September 1795) 1 page

Box 5 Folder 1

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (27 September 1795) 7 pages

Box 5 Folder 2

[?] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (29-30 September 1795) 8 pages

Box 5 Folder 3

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (28-29 September 1795) 13 pages

Box 5 Folder 4

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (1 October 1795) 5 pages

Box 5 Folder 5

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (1 October 1795) 5 pages

Box 5 Folder 6

[?] to [?], n.p. (3 October 1795) 4 pages

Box 5 Folder 7

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (4 October 1795) 4 pages

Box 5 Folder 8

Petrarch to Debby Ferris, n.p. (2 October 1795) 6 pages

Box 5 Folder 9

Petrarch to [?], n.p. (5 October 1795) 4 pages

Box 5 Folder 10

Laura to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., n.p. (7 October 1795) 1 page

Box 5 Folder 11

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] to Debby Ferris (w. October 8, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 12

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] to Laura [Debby Ferris], (w. October 28, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 13

Laura [Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (w. November 13, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 14

Laura [Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (w. November 15, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 15

Laura [Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (w. November 16, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 16

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] to Debby Ferris, (w. November 16, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 17

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] to Debby Ferris (w. November 16-18, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 18

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] to Debby Ferris (w. November 18, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 19

Laura [Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (w. November 18, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 20

Joseph Bringhurst, Jr. to Debby Ferris (w. November 19, 1795) with response from D.F.

Box 5 Folder 21

Poetry: [Joseph Bringhurst] to [Debby Ferris] (Laura), Wilmington (November 28, 1795) 3 pages

Box 5 Folder 22

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] to Debby Ferris (November 1795?)

Box 5 Folder 23

Laura [Debby Ferris] to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., (w. December 9, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 24

Petrarch [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] to Debby Ferris, (w. December 11, 1795)

Box 5 Folder 25

Petrarch to [?], Philadelphia ([?] 1795) 4 pages

Box 5 Folder 26

James Brown to Joseph Bringhurst, Jr., Philadelphia (January 1, 1796) 1 page

Box 5 Folder 27

Poetry: [Joseph Bringhurst] to Laura [Debby Ferris], n.p. (10 April 1798) 3 pages

Box 5 Folder 28

D[ebby Ferris] B[ringhurst] to [?], n.p. (April 11, 1806) 3 pages

Box 5 Folder 29

[Debby Ferris Bringhurst] to [?], n.p. (April 18, 1809) 6 pages

Box 5 Folder 30

[?] to Joseph Bringhurst, postmarked Philadelphia (23 March [?]), cover only

Box 5 Folder 31

unsigned letter

Box 5 Folder 32

[Debby Ferris Bringhurst] to [?] n.p. (July 11, 1816) 2 pages

Box 5 Folder 33

[floor plans?]

Box 5 Folder 34

"To the Memory of George Dillwyn" copied by Rachel Hayes for D[ebby Ferris] B[ringhurst] (July 28, 1821) 2 pages

Box 5 Folder 35

Genealogy

Box 5 Folder 36
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