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Catalog Number 2015.02.0005
Object Name Letter
Date 1820
Title 1820 Jan 2 Mason Brown to Orlando Brown
Scope & Content Letter from Mason Brown (New Haven, CT) who is in college at Yale University to Orlando Brown (Princeton, NJ) who is attending Princeton College. Mason discusses the holiday season and expresses his love for his brother.

[Transcription]

New Haven, Jan'y 2nd 1820

Dear Brother,

Since we are through with our Christmas frolic, which lasted one week and were carried on with the greatest glee, I have taken up my pen to inform you of the continuance of my health, and to wish you a happy New Year. May its return always find you enjoying all the sweets which this life can bestow, and surrounded with friends who will participate in your pleasures. I received a letter from Mother 8 to 10 days ago, containing the usual information that all our friends and relatives are well and concluding with an ardent wish that we will make the best use of our collegiate life. May Let us not disappoint it! Father has not written tome for four or five months or if he has, his letters have miscarried. I received your catalogue which would have been much more acceptable, had it been accompanied with a letter. Why have you not written? Give my love to Eben. and accept the sincerest affection of your Brother.

Mason Brown

If you have any spare cash on hand be so kinds as to send me some, as I am much in want at present. Landon sends his love-you should not attribute his silence to neglect, since he is so poor a correspondent that he has not written more than three letters since he entered college. This letter contains few word, but believe me it is intended to convey much love.

Adieu-

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Mr. Orlando Brown
Princeton,
New Jersey

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New Haven
Jan 8
People Mason Brown
Orlando Brown
Margaretta Mason Brown
Ebenezer Mason
Landon Thomas
Search Terms Christmas
Princeton, NJ
Yale University