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Joseph C. Brown Papers, 1818-1907

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Identifier: A0186

Title: Joseph C. Brown Papers, 1818-1907


Joseph C. Brown was a surveyor of lands and treaty lines for the government. He was the sheriff of St. Louis County during its territorial days and was also elected sheriff after statehood was achieved. He surveyed the state line between Missouri and Arkansas and also the line between Kentucky and Missouri in relation to Wolf Island and other islands in that vicinity. He surveyed and marked, under the authority of the state, the northern boundary line of Missouri. At the time of his death, he held the office of county engineer.

Collection contains bound field notes on the western boundary of Missouri, south of the mouth of the Kansas River, which Brown surveyed in 1823. The volume also includes preparatory notes and remarks in relation to the eastern boundaries of the Indian lands bordering on the states of Missouri and Arkansas, circa 1839. Collection also includes a document appointing Brown sheriff of St. Louis County in 1818, and a typescript of Brown's obituary notice from the Missouri Republican.

1 folder (4 items); 1 volume

Cite as: Joseph C. Brown Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1818-1907

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Brown, Joseph C., -1849

Subjects: Sheriffs
West (U.S.)
Discovery and exploration
Indians of North America


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