February 18, 1862: John Henry Brwons’ Journal

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.



Commenced Miss Kilgours picture. The country in a blaze of glory at our successes last week. My own troubles of a pecuniary nature have so absorbed my mind, that I have no feeling for anything else.


Citation: John Henry Brown, autograph journal/account book. Philadelphia, 1844-1890. AMs 573/14.1

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