John Henry Brown was a painter of portrait miniatures, living and working in Philadelphia. He had met Lincoln in August of 1860 when he was commissioned to paint Lincoln’s portrait for a supporter, but although Brown liked Lincoln personally, he did not agree with Republican policies.
Out door busniess. Our troops successful last week beyond expectation. Fort Donelson surrendered by the Rebels, yesterday morning, after three days fighting. Fifteen thousand prisoners taken. Great loss on both sides.
Citation: John Henry Brown, autograph journal/account book. Philadelphia, 1844-1890. AMs 573/14.1