A Notable Philadelphia Lawyer, Abolitionist and Man of Letters Brown, David Paul [1795-1872]. [5-1/2" x 4" Carte-de-Visite Mounted on Inscribed 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Card]. [Philadelpha?, c. 1870]. Light toning to card, small nick to upper left corner. A well-preserved item. $250. * The annotation reads (in part): "Truly & Sincerely Yours/ David Paul Brown. Brown was a distinguished Philadelphia Lawyer who was trained by William Rawle. He was active in the abolition movement and represented several enslaved and free African-Americans in court. Also a poet, orator and playwright he is mentioned in Edgar Allan Poe's A Chapter on Autobiography.
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