April 13, 1912
Mr. Edwin Markham,
92 Waters Ave.,
West New Brighton, N.Y.
Would it be possible for you to attend the Christian Socialist Fellowship Conference at Buffalo, April 25-28? We would be greatly honored and delighted to have...
Verplancke family; Mount Gulian (Fishkill, N.Y.); African Americans--New York (State)--Fishkill; Slaves--Maryland--Social conditions; Fugitive slaves--Maryland; Fishkill (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
James F. Brown (1793-1868) was the ex-slave gardener of the Verplanck family at Mount Gulian, Fishkill, New York. Brown was a runaway slave from Maryland, and the Verplancks purchased his time after he was found by his master. The collection...