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John Carter Brown

merchant , book collector

John Carter Brown, American merchant, book collector. member Rhode Island Legislature, 1 term.

Background

Brown, John Carter was born on August 28, 1797 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Nicholas and Ann (Carter) Brown.

Education

Graduate Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1816.

Career

Joined large family merc. firm, Providence, circa 1816. Trustee Rhode Island College, 1828-1842, fellow, 1842-1874. Accumulated large book collection with emphasis on Western Hemisphere from the discovery to 1800 (collection eventually contributed to Brown U.).

Member Rhode Island Legislature, 1 term.

Membership

Member Rhode Island Legislature, 1 term.

Connections

Married Sophia Augusta Brown, June 23, 1859, at least 1 son, John Nicholas.

father:
Nicholas Brown

mother:
Ann (Carter) Brown

spouse:
Sophia Augusta Brown