Catharine Brown papers


Letters and reminiscences about Catharine Brown, sometimes written by Catherine, a Cherokee educated at the Brainerd mission in Chattenooga, Tennessee, who later returned to the Cherokee Nation. American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions collected the materials in order to write a biography about her.


  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM)

Items in the Catharine Brown papers Collection

First line of text: "It is now seven months since your brother John died..."

Verso: "Her parents. Aug. 1822." ; "31".

First line of text: "You have doubtless been anxious to hear from your friend at Creek Path, particularly since the receipt of your Brother Webber’s letter in which he stated your sister Catherine was ill..."

Annotations: "Mrs. Potter's letter,…

First line of text: "My Dear Brother, Mrs. Potter has told you the particulars of my illness, and I will only tell you what I have experienced upon my sick bed."

Annotations -- recto: "The following letter was dictated by Catherine and written by…

First line of text: "Dear Brother, Though personally unknown to you I feel it a debt due you, to inform you relative to the health of your sister who has been under my care for some time..."

verso: "Dr. Campbell's [account?] of her health" ; "No.…

First line of text: "In some of my communications the subject [?] this nation has been mentioned."

Above mailing directions: "Rev. Wm Potter. Oct. 16 1823" ; "Mr Potter's account of Catharine's last moments" ; "No. 26."