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Diary of newspaper editor James Brown whilst imprisoned in Castle Rushen gaol, Castletown as a 'political prisoner' with additional scrapbook-style inserts about Brown and other family members

Date(s): 1864-1939

Creator(s): various

Scope & Content: Volume begins the handwritten 'Report and Diary of a Political Prisoner kept at Castle Rushen in the Isle of Man written by James Brown' with later scrapbook-style inserts including newscuttings and ephemera about Brown and other family members. Brown relays events from March-May 1864 with inserted newscuttings and a mixture of reporting and diary entries. The volume has additional biographical and genealogical entries, scrap-book style, including newscuttings, letters and printed ephemera relating to Brown and his son James William Ross Brown KC. Looseleaf inserts include a sepia image of James Brown whilst incarcerated in Castle Rushen with explanatory caption by his son, a leaflet noting his death and a printed poem penned by T.E. Brown.

Language: English

Extent: 1 volume

Item name: diary; scrapbook

Collection: Manuscript Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: MS 14488

Record class: Private

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