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Letter from Solomon G. Brown to S. F. Baird, July 15, 1864

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Historic Images of the SmithsonianSIA2011-0975 (page 1), SIA2011-0976 (page 2), SIA2011-0977 (page 3), SIA2011-0978 (page 4).Letter from Solomon G. Brown, the first African American employee of the Smithsonian Institution, to then Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, later the second Secretary of the Smithsonian, reporting on the Confederate troops' march on Washington, D.C. Brown describes the fear in the city at the approach of the rebels, but informed Baird that the troops had not invaded and D.C. was now safe. 4 pages.Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Box 16, Folder: Brown, Solomon G., 1855-1865Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Number Of Images: 4 Color: Color ; Size: 7 7/8w X 9 7/8h ; Type Of Image: Document; Medium: Papger
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