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Formal title:
The Records of James Browne
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1742-1743
Abstract:
James Browne, born in 1724 to James (1698-1739) and Hope (Power) Browne (1702-1792) of Providence, took up the family business of trading to the Caribbean. This collection consists of two cyphering and navigation books, dated 1743. The first, dated from January to February 1742/3, is a primer of Geometry and Trigonometry, which also contains lessons in Plain Sailing and Mercators Sailing. The second volume, dating from February 1742/3 to April 1743, is lessons in Mercator’s Sailing, Latitude, and Traverse Sailing, and ends with the day to day journal of his voyage to the island of Barbados in 1742/3.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 948
Formal title:
The Papers of James Browne (1666-1732)
Extent:
2 item(s)
Date range:
1729-1731
Abstract:
James Browne (1666-1732) was born in Providence in 1666, the son of John and Mary (Holmes) Browne, and grandson of Chad Browne, the original settler of the Brown family, who came to Rhode Island in 1638 from England. He ended his name with an "e", a practice that was discontinued by his descendants.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 947

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