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Rhoda A. (Mrs. John Henry D.) Brown

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Creator: DaLee, Amon Gilbert

Date: Between 1860 and 1870

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Brown, Henry *4

Unit ID: 211187

Summary: This carte-de-visite shows Rhoda A. Brown, (d. July 30, 1871 at the age of 37), the wife of Sheriff John Henry D. Brown of Douglas County, Kansas. During Quantrill's raid on the city of Lawrence, Kansas, Rhoda and her sister Maggie Stevens protected the sheriff from Border Ruffians by hiding him under their home. After the attack, nearly 150 men were dead and the town was left in ruins. Henry's second wife was Charlotte Maxon Brown (1840-1924).

Space Required/Quantity: 10 x 6.3 cm

Title (Main title): Rhoda A. (Mrs. John Henry D.) Brown


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