The young John Carter Brown in Europe
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The young John Carter Brown in Europe travel diaries, 1823-1824 by John Carter Brown

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Published by John Carter Brown Library, Published with the cooperation of the John Nicolas Brown Center for the study of American Civilization in Providence, R.I .
Written in English


  • Brown, John Carter, -- 1797-1874 -- Diaries,
  • John Carter Brown Library

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Edition Notes

Other titlesJohn Carter Brown travel diaries, 1823-1824.
Statementedited by Donald G. Rohr ; with an epilogue by J. Carter Brown.
ContributionsRohr, Donald G., Brown, J. Carter 1934-
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p. ;
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17633567M
ISBN 100916617653
ISBN 109780916617653

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A meticulously prepared edition of a travel journal kept by John Carter Brown () when he was in Europe for eighteen months as a young man. On this grand tour, Brown, who twenty years later founded the John Carter Brown Library, visited England, Scotland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and above all, Italy. After his father's death in , John Carter Brown had the freedom to withdraw from Brown & Ives affairs and to develop his passion for books. In fact, he was continuing a family tradition as his ancestors had been buying books since , helping to found the Providence Library in and 83 years later, the Providence Athenaeum. In , he bought his elder brother's collection of books on the Alma mater: Brown University. Dr. Herman Bennett, a specialist on the African diaspora in Latin America during the colonial period, draws on his recent work, African Kings and Black Slaves, in a lecture delivered at the JCB in honor of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the John Carter Brown Library's Associates. Carter Brown was one of his most prominent though, with it becoming a globally recognized brand of sorts over the years, with other writers also assuming the moniker too. One would notably include that of editor C.J. McKenzie who would produce a collection of books using the Brown pen-name.

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