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Title Brown Paper Essays 1 - 5
Accession # 1974.02.1181
Description Transcript of John F. Hobbs's five Brown Paper Essays. Known for his oratorical skill, John Hobbs was much in demand as a speaker at local gatherings, and often wrote out pencil drafts of his speeches on butcher paper in the Village Store (hence their common designation "Brown Paper Essays"). Located in the file category "Manuscripts". The originals are in the map cabinet.
People Hobbs, John F., Esq. (1840-1904)
Object Name Manuscript