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Abolitionist John Brown gave this melodeon to his daughter, Ruth Brown Thompson, as a wedding present. It was played at his funeral on December 8, 1859. Brown originally purchased the melodeon from a musician in New York. It was manufactured by Carhart & Needham Organs and Melodeons of New York, and patent dates stamped on the instrument range from 1846 to 1857.

Creator: Carhart, James
Date: between 1857 and 1869

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Item Number: 209888
Call Number: 1980.218.148
KSHS Identifier: 1980.218.148

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