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[Brown, John Frippo]
[SMALL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK, MANUSCRIPT CALLING CARD, AND TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO NATIVE AMERICAN SEMINOLE CHIEF JOHN FRIPPO BROWN]
[Indian Territory, 1875. [64]pp. plus a calling card, and five small tintype photographs. 16mo. Contemporary wallet-style notebook, full calf. Flap perished, wear and abrading to covers, top of rear joint partially split. Noticeable dust-soiling to text, some pages excised. Mild staining to calling card. Light surface staining and wear to tintypes. Overall very good. A small archive relating to Seminole chief John Frippo Brown and his family, consisting of a manuscript notebook, calling card, and a small group of photographs. John Frippo Brown (1842-1919) was the son of a Seminole mother and Scottish father in Indian Territory, which became Oklahoma. He served as an officer in the Confederate army under Seminole chief John Jumper during the Civil War. After the war, Brown ran a trading company, served as pastor of a Baptist church, and was governor of the Seminole nation from 1885 to 1901 and 1905 to 1906. The notebook was only occasionally, and rather unsystematically used, but it does contain some intriguing notes and passages. A note on one page reads, "Petrified snakes 5 miles from High Spring, east toward the Canadian. A boiling spring is there 12 miles this side of Deers, on the road between Olu Seminole Agency's & Tecumseh." Five scattered pages record translations of a few Indian phrases, such as "Ema tik tun ke siks-- I have no time." One note alluding to Brown himself reads simply, "At JFB to look at treaty." Several pages of the notebook touch on medical or medicinal subjects, including hemorrhoids, diarrhea, dropsy, and other ailments. One page describes … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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